Sylvio José de Oliveira
Fellow Since 1992
This description of Sylvio José de Oliveira's work was prepared when Sylvio José de Oliveira was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1992.
Sylvio Jose de Oliveira has created an independent, voluntary program in the Rio de Janeiro state prison system designed to prevent AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases from spreading among and through the inmates. The focus of this program is to provide health and hygiene information, and at the same time enhance individual self-esteem. Sylvio's project is now being implemented in thirteen of the sixteen prisons in Rio de Janeiro.
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