Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1991
This description of Maria josé De farias's work was prepared when Maria josé De farias was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1991.
The mother of a young boy with Down's syndrome, Maria Jose de Farias has revitalized a parents' association and is reaching out to help families affected by Down's syndrome in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
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