Renata arantes Vilella

Ashoka Fellow
São Vicente de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Fellow Since 1995


This profile was prepared when Renata arantes Vilella was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1995.
In a pilot center in a small town in northeastern Brazil, Renata Arantes Villela is creating a caring and nurturing environment for the disabled. With strong links to the broader community in which it is based, the pilot center will serve as a model for the development of much-needed services for the disabled and as a vehicle for combating misconceptions about disabled individuals and what they can offer to their communities.
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