Impact stories

Impact stories

The Brazils within Brazil

Meet Lavínia Gabrielle – her Amazonian roots, engagement in gender equality and leadership, and interests in politics. “When I stepped foot in the Rio de Janeiro airport for the first time, the impact was already huge. Everyone spoke differently, the slangs were different. I was afraid to answer when people asked me where I was

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A classroom can change the world

Get to know Jhudy Souza, a young Brazilian leader from LALA who is changing the world through education. ‘’Amid many written poems, I drafted who I want to be. And it is to the classroom I will come back without even leaving it. I won’t stop learning, even opening myself to the new, which is

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Interview with Tássia de Matos

“LALA was one of the main pieces in my puzzle when it came to building the education I believe in” Born in Cachoeira, in the Recôncavo da Bahia, Tássia de Matos is a 21-year-old black woman from the Northeast of Brazil who, despite being very young, has already impacted hundreds of lives, serving as an

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Interview with Sofía Giraldo

Society teaches us to design a path, to plan millimetrically every detail to reach “success”, and to close our eyes to the problems even close to our community – but by opening them, we can know a much greater purpose and redefine our path. Sofía Giraldo, a LALA staff member for a year and a

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Support program for black, indigenous, and peripheral young people

Intro When I was selected to participate in LALA’s Leadership Bootcamp, I felt a mixture of ambivalent feelings: extreme happiness for another accomplishment and fear of the new that awaited me. But, as I learned to do with every opportunity, I seized it despite all the insecurity.  As a young black woman from Brazil’s northeast,

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Meet Bruno Carmo, LALA’s new Associate for Brazil Operations!

Hope is the most fantastic tool for transforming our reality; nothing is immutable for those who have it. Bruno’s inspiring story is about a young leader who overcame economic and social barriers to open up the world and education possibilities. “To be truly radical is to make hope possible and not despair convincing.” Raymond Williams

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Meet Francesca Leon, LALA’s new Senior Manager of Data and Technology!

Born in Piura, Peru, Francesca is passionate about her country. She graduated from Universidad del Pacífico in Peru with a bachelor’s degree in Business Engineering and has worked in non-profit organizations for most of her life. Before LALA, Francesca worked at Laboratoria, Rappi, and Hunty. “The mission is the main reason why I enjoy working

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Interview with Vitor Alves

“What is the price of dreaming?“ Dreams. Whether big or small, we all have them. The difference sometimes is the willingness we wield and how much we are willing to sacrifice to achieve each of them. Vítor Alves, born in Sergipe, participated in BLB 8. Today at age 20, he is studying Law at Newton

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Interview with Tici Midori

“Participating in LALA is a two-way street.” – Sabrina Monteiro From São Paulo, Brazil, to Medellin, Colombia.  After a BA in Economics at the University of São Paulo (USP) and a Masters in Business Management with an emphasis on marketing at the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM), Ticiane Midori Shiki began her career

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