Fellows Ashoka Brasil

Os Fellows são empreendedores sociais reconhecidos pela Ashoka por terem soluções inovadoras para os principais problemas sociais que enfrentamos, com verdadeiro potencial para mudar padrões na sociedade. Eles demonstram grande comprometimento com suas causas e seus projetos, provando que empatia, criatividade e colaboração são poderosas ferramentas para promover transformações sustentáveis e sistêmicas. Os empreendedores sociais da Ashoka estão espalhados por mais de 60 países ao redor do mundo, e atuam nos mais diversos campos.

Leia mais sobre os Fellows da Ashoka no site da Ashoka Global.

Cidade: Rio de Janeiro
Campo de trabalho: Environment

This profile is dedicated to the memory of Roberto Lamego who passed away in 2016.
Roberto Lamego is creating alternatives for land use that provide farmers and others with economic incentives for preserving the rapidly disappearing forests of Brazil's Atlantic Forest region. He is changing the relation between humans and the forest from one of extraction to one of cultivation and...

Campo de trabalho: Learning/Education

Beatriz Cardoso is ensuring that all children, in and outside school, have the right to cognitive development in early childhood. Through a new way of researching, designing, and delivering learning tools, Bia is equipping adults to continuously support children’s early learning in daily interactions.

Cidade: Itaipú
Campo de trabalho: Civic Engagement

Roberto “Beto” Chaves, a member of Rio de Janeiro’s police force, is rebuilding trust between Rio’s police and its favela communities. Through loosely structured “chats” in the community between police, ex-convicts and youth, Beto is breaking down the stereotypes and misconceptions that each group holds about the others, and has opened new lines of communication between the police and the...

Cidade: Sao Paulo
Campo de trabalho: Civic Engagement

José Mario is improving local governance by promoting communication between community leaders working across government, private, and civil society sectors.  By creating dialogue where there was none before, José Mario is building a system of governance that functions more efficiently and more accurately represents and serves the public. Through tailored workshops that train...

Cidade: Rio de Janeiro
Campo de trabalho: Human Rights

Roberto Jose dos Santos is a gentle fighter for millions of Brazilian children who must make their way on the streets. Some of these street children live there; many more must earn their daily livelihood there by selling peanuts, helping people park their cars, or engaging in other menial tasks.

Cidade: Sao Paulo
Campo de trabalho: Civic Engagement

With an emphasis on culinary skills, David Hertz and Gastromotiva offer a program for personal and professional development among marginalized young people from the favelas, enabling them to join the working world and even become entrepreneurs in their communities. 

Cidade: Sorocaba
Campo de trabalho: Health

Raquel Barros' new approach is rehabilitating young, low-income, chemically dependent mothers, an underserved population in Brazil. By allowing mothers to keep their children with them during treatment, Raquel is changing the model of drug rehabilitation into a more effective treatment which prepares women to be responsible parents, helps them find employment, and creates mechanisms for...

Campo de trabalho: Economic Development

Thaise has developed an agrotourism model that brings new sources of income to rural families, prompts rural development, preserves local culture and community, and benefits tourists.

Cidade: Massapê
Campo de trabalho: Economic Development

Manoel “Bael” Arnoud Peixoto is enabling rural development in northeastern Brazil with a financial system that accounts for the entire production chain—from supply through income redistribution—of community-owned cooperatives. Bael’s approach focuses not only on economic growth, but also on reinforcing family structures that are the backbone of the cooperative system.

Campo de trabalho: Health

João Paulo is meeting the growing need for quality, timely, and inexpensive healthcare by connecting low-income patients to doctors and giving them immediate access to medical appointments. Through his Hours of Life Institute, João is not only filling a gap left by the public healthcare system, but also providing the medical community a way to lead and change the conversation about health and...