Fellows by Category

By teaching practical culinary and social skills, Simone Berti is preparing individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities to assimilate into society and be self-sufficient.

Organization: PROJETO UERÊ

A Brazilian who worked for years in conflict zones in Africa, Yvonne Bezerra recognized the developmental delays of Brazilian children in favelas as the same as those of African children raised in the presence of civil war. Yvonne heals these children’s trauma and integrates them back into the education system so that they can grow to become full members of society.

Organization: F123

Fernando Botelho helps educate and prepare people with visual disabilities and few resources, through an affordable and adaptable open source technology that is easily implemented in schools and facilities around the world. 

Regina Cabral is tranforming the education system in the state of Maranhão and beyond to ensure that all educational opportunities crafted for youth are closely integrated with their own development needs and that of their communities. Regina is infusing the public high school curriculum with professional and entrepreneurial education thus unleashing the true productive potential of each...

Organization: Laboratorio de Educacao

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.

By creating educational programs that recognize Afro-descendents’ historical contributions to science, Lázaro Cunha is breaking the scientific and technological divide that has kept the majority of the Brazil’s black population marginalized. Lázaro is popularizing scientific knowledge in order to strengthen the black movement within the knowledge society, while also increasing the country’s...

Organization: Descarte Correto

Alessandro has engineered a citizen-to-citizen supply chain for digital producers and consumers of electronic products that increases the skill levels of Brazil’s young and underemployed workforce and properly disposes of or reuses electronic waste.

Organization: Centro São Martinho

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.

Organization: Instituto Zero a Seis

João Figueiró believes in the role every person has in children’s early development. He generates awareness, connects players, and showcases success models to enable all adults to help raise an empathetic next generation.

Organization: Expedição Vaga Lume

Through her project, Expedição Vaga Lume (Firefly Expedition), which delivers libraries to rural communities in Amazonia and trains teachers to be "Reading Mediators," Laís Fleury Cunha is contributing to the literacy of children in the region and encouraging children to take pleasure in reading, expanding their opportunities for personal development.

Organization: Instituto Educadigital

Priscila Gonsales is transforming the classroom experience of primary and secondary school teachers and students by revitalizing and customizing existing pedagogical resources to reflect the realities and needs of Brazil’s diverse students. Priscila helps educators and students see themselves as content producers, not just consumers of information, while also introducing new models for...

Upon first coming into contact with a child suffering from cerebral palsy, Pedro Guimarães’s life immediately changed—instead of seeing a disability, he saw the enormous potential and intelligence behind a body that failed to obey. This inspiration led him to the realization that traditional treatment and therapy were not enough. Pedro identified that 80 percent of the cases of cerebral palsy...

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