Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
This description of Gilberto Dimenstein's work was prepared when Gilberto Dimenstein was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
Gilberto Dimenstein has pioneered the Neighborhood as School (Bairro Escola) initiative expanding communities’ learning spaces well beyond public and private schools. Engaging the energy, enthusiasm, and creativity of children and youth between the ages of 4 and 18, this venture has led to a series of activities that unite learning and action, draw on a wide range of community resources, and promote social cohesion and community improvement.
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