Morro dos Prazeres Community - NGO Galera
"Leonardo Martins Dias initiative to support young grassroots leaders from communities is key, it's a unique chance to integrate favelas' inhabitants in society. Léo Dias brought Spanish TV to record a documentary about our Community and the work we do inside it, giving us international visibility, amplifying our opportunities. That is very important to us. In addition, Léo gave us voice in the documentary and we could express ourselves and share our thoughts with the whole world. This way of empowering grassroots leaders, in which we are the protagonists of our own change is fundamental to our development and enhances community inhabitant's self esteem, and in addition we enhance our networks."
Charles Siqueira, Morro dos Prazeres Community Leader reponsible for Galera NGO - Brazil