Stories from Latin America

Carolina's Changemaker Journey

Carolina is revolutionizing clean water systems with a team of young changemakers in Ecuador.
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Lëmnec's Changemaker Journey

A rising leader in Colombia, Lëmnec is a young engineer creating clean water systems in communities throughout La Guajira.
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Carlla: Democratizing science to foster curious, conscious citizens

Carlla hopes to not only share knowledge about astronomy, but also promote a culture of inquiry and openness to new ideas among young people in Brazil.
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Rhenan: Mobilizing young people to speak up for the Araguaian region in Brazil

Passionate about the environment, Rhenan strives to ensure the health of ecosystems and communities along riverbanks in his community.
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Isabelle: Activating young black women in São Paulo, Brazil through technology

Realizing the lack of real opportunities for girls like her, Isabelle created the Projeto Meninas Negras, a social project that combats racial and gender inequalities.
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Felipe: Revitalizing public spaces in Rio de Janeiro

Felipe is bringing pride back to living in Rio de Janeiro's favelas by beautifying spaces and encouraging creative play.
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Mídria: Democratizing access to higher education through slam poetry

Mídria and three of her university friends created a social venture to transform how marginalized groups participate in higher education.
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Vitor: Planting seeds for young environmentalists in Atalanta, Brazil

To make farming more sustainable, Vitor and his peers are working with farmers to preserve and protect the sociobiodiversty of their region.
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Luísa: Advocating for environmental laws to protect the Amazonian ecosystem

Luísa co-created and leads a social venture that engages Amazonian youth in addressing pressing socio-environmental challenges in their region.
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Luiz Henrique: Boosting Youth Civic Leadership in Santarém, Brazil

Henrique’s story highlights how young people can actively participate in local government to authentically represent their generation.
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Luiza: Developing socio-emotional skills through storytelling across Brazil

Growing up in search for her own voice, Luiza empowers other young people to develop socio-emotional skills through writing and storytelling in Goiânia, Brazil.
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Luan: Fighting hunger and deforestation in Pernambuco, Brazil

Luan is determined to protect the health of people and the planet in the northeastern region of Brazil with a team of young changemakers.
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A common passion for changemaking unites two Brazilian teens from different backgrounds

Leonardo Silva Brito, from the remote state of Rondonia in the Amazonian region of Brazil, grew-up with a deep love of reading. His parents, both teachers, had made bedtime storytime so enticing that by the age of six, he was reading to his mom. He read all the books he could get his hands on. And...
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