Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2011
Angeles D1
This description of Vania Masías's work was prepared when Vania Masías was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
Vania Masías is making successful community leaders out of urban street children in Peru with the integral and financially self-sustainable Angels D1 project. Using urban hip-hop dance as an engaging hook, Vania supplies children with the coaching to generate their own income, enabling them to overcome their situations of vulnerability and neglect.
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