Keeping Alight the Flame of Social Entrepreneurship

Escrevo também neste mural para celebrar o aniversário da Ashoka! Talvez seja das mais velhas entre as empreendedoras sociais, uma das decanas como gosto de dizer.

Continuo com o mesmo espírito de empreendedora, como em finais da década de 1980 quando me tornei fellow da Ashoka. Ou seja, o espírito da Ashoka se enraizou em mim e não saiu mais!

Sou muito grata por isto e desejo a Bill, a toda a direção da Ashoka e a todos os fellows toda a sabedoria, coragem e determinação para mudarmos as estruturas injustas nas quais estão instaladas as nossas sociedades.

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I write in this birthday card to celebrate the anniversary of Ashoka! Perhaps, I am one of the oldest social entrepreneurs, one of the deans as I like to say.

I am keeping alight the flame of social entrepreneurship, as I did in the late 1980's when I became an Ashoka Fellow in Brazil. The spirit of Ashoka took root in me and never left!

I am very grateful for this and wish Bill, the entire direction of Ashoka, and the Fellows throughout the world all the wisdom, courage and determination in order to change the unjust structures in which our societies are installed.

 

This article was originally published on April 21, 2011

Author

Diva Moreira
This story was submitted to the Ashoka 30th Birthday Card by Diva Moreira, an Ashoka Fellow from Brazil since 1989. Both the Portuguese and English versions are provided below.

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