Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
This description of Márcia Ventura Dias's work was prepared when Márcia Ventura Dias was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
Márcia Ventura Dias reintegrates street children into society by providing safe alternatives to the street and supporting them in shelters that help them to cope with their past traumas. She works to humanize the children in the eyes of society and influence public institutions to create new models for sheltering at-risk children.   
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