Fellows by Category

Organization: Centro de Estudos e Ação em Atenção à Infância e as Drogas

Carlos Antonio Bezerra, a 26-year-old migrant to Rio de Janeiro from Brazil's Northeast, is encouraging new chemical and health research into drug addiction and is experimenting with practical new ways to deal with the growing and quite distinctive drug problems facing so many of Rio's street children.

As a psychologist with a life-long drive to assist the huge numbers of children in living in Brazil’s shelters and streets and suffering from domestic violence, Claudia Cabral has developed a methodology to either re-integrate children back into their families or create a network of people and services to support the children. Claudia has introduced an emphasis on the importance of family in...

Márcia Ventura Dias reintegrates street children into society by providing safe alternatives to the street and supporting them in shelters that help them to cope with their past traumas. She works to humanize the children in the eyes of society and influence public institutions to create new models for sheltering at-risk children.   

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: Projeto Quixote

In Brazil, as in many other countries in the developing world, the public has come to regard street children as an intractable problem for which there can be little remedy. By focusing on the children’s frequently overlooked psychological and emotional needs, Auro Lescher is helping children to escape the streets.

Organization: Casa de Passagem

Ana Maria Vasconcelos is a lawyer from Recife in Brazil's northeast. After practicing law and being active in the women's movement, she has taken up the neglected and terribly difficult task of finding ways to help the country's street girls.

Divulgar conteúdo