Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2015
This description of Maria do Socorro Mendonça's work was prepared when Maria do Socorro Mendonça was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2015.
Maria do Socorro created Instituto Nossa Ilhéus to cultivate citizenship in municipalities, addressing both population and politicians. On one hand, she connects citizens with their civic role, engaging them through radio, social media, theatre, and workshops. On the other, she monitors politicians and their work, reminding them of their public role.
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