Rio+20 - Vila Cruzeiro

"I have the dream to integrate local projects and people from my community, so today is a historic day because of the presence of LEAD International and Leonardo bringing these rich content and knowledge to our community. I am moved."

Otávio Júnior, a Vila Cruzeiro's Leader known as Livreiro do Alemao - Ler á 10 / Leia Favela Project's Founder

"I am very pleased. You all have come here to my house to share knowledge with me. I am truly thankful"

Ivan Santos, a Vila Cruzeiro's Leader

This initiative I created and develop is aimed to promote positive social interactions. 'Leadership for sustainability and Fundraising' workshops in Vila Cruzeiro Community was developed under my initiative's framework to enhance communities' autonomy through grassroots leaders empowerment. Otavio Júnior is a key local leader who worked hard to make this workshop real. 

The full program is based on leadership skills development, sustainability engagement, network building and co-creation. Vila Cruzeiro's workshop delivered knowledge, experiences and networkingMore about Full program  

Key learning points and experiences was related with leadership for sustainability and co-creation.

Networking building up was developed among high level Directors who work on Sustainability at international level (África, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Scotland, Spain, UK) and local grassroots leaders. The objective is to build a strong network to  support their projects. In addition, the workshop was about leadership for sustainability and fundraising, developing this knowledge with local people. We also discussed about RIO+20 Summit.

This initiative is also part of a greater strategy to empower Otávio's projects, seeking for support. He works hard to engage people from communities to develop the passion for Literature, his own passion. I really believe culture and education are key points for social inclusion and the building of a more equal society. 

I would like to thank Otávio Jr., all Vila Cruzeiro's leaders and  the participation of Directors from key organizations like LEAD International. Thank you for accepting my invitation and this challenge.

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