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From Brazil to the Philippines: Mobilizing Youth Living on the Streets Ashoka Fellow Gregory Smith

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Monday, June 23, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM (Philippine Standard Time Philippines Time)

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Dear Friends of Ashoka,

Ashoka Fellow Gregory Smith, the founder of the Children At Risk Foundation, will be in Manila to share his work defending the rights of youth living on the street. Started in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Foundation’s Young Warriors Project mobilizes marginalized youth to improve their own and their community’s future prospects. This initiative has been replicated in Cambodia, Indonesia, and in Manila’s own Smokey Mountain community.

 

The event will provide an opportunity to meet Young Warriors from Sao Paulo, Brazil and Smokey Mountain, who have been brought together in person for the first time as part of a socio-cultural exchange. 


Thomas Tham, the founder of Empowering Lives Asia and an accomplished photographer will discuss his work and showcase his recent photography.

 

Ashoka will be hosting a small informal gathering to connect Gregory and his team with potential local partners who are interested in developing solutions to better support youth living on the streets. 

DATE:
Monday, June 23, 2014
TIME:
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
VENUE:
co.lab | Unit 301, 3/F | Three Brixton Building | #3 Brixton Street | Pasig City  
RSVP:
By Tuesday, June 17 via Eventbrite
or by contacting 
Claudia (crivera@ashoka.org) or KC (+63 2 661-7616)

 

Below is more information about Gregory and Thomas’ work. Seats are limited so please RSVP by Tuesday, June 17 to let us know if you are able to attend.


We hope that you can join us! 


Best regards,


co.lab & Ashoka Philippines


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Ashoka Fellow Gregory John Smith (Founder, Children At Risk Foundation)
Dedicated to improving the lives of street youth, Gregory Smith sold his house and everything he owned to establish The Children At Risk Foundation in 1992. Since then, his organization created four Community Prevention Centers in Sao Paulo, Brazil that reach almost 2,000 children each year, launched an outreach program for more than 13,000 children, and has expanded the reach of its Young Warrior Project into Asia with the help of partner agencies. The Children At Risk Foundation has received significant international attention with Smith being selected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2000 and being Knighted by the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by the King of Norway in 2013.

Thomas Tham (Founder, Empowering Lives Asia)
Malaysian-born Thomas Tham strongly believes that a good honest picture is worth a thousand words. He has used photography as a tool to advocate for the rights of marginalized youth, especially those working in hazardous environments, since 2008. As the founder of the non-profit Empowering Lives Asia, Tham works in Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines to build better lives for disadvantaged people through social and life skill programs, such as the Young Warriors Project. Tham studied in Singapore and the United Kingdom and is an accredited photography instructor with The Photographic Society of Singapore. 

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Unit 301, 3/F
Three Brixton Building | #3 Brixton Street
Brgy. Kapitolyo | Pasig City, Metro Manila
Philippines

Monday, June 23, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM (Philippine Standard Time Philippines Time)


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