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Lívia Maria Souza da Silva

2023 Fellow

Voices That Inspire

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Lívia is a young activist from Northern Brazil who is passionate about supporting people through education. Since she was 12 years old she has been engaged in volunteer work and social projects. In 2020, she co-founded Levanta Jovem, an educational project focused on helping Amazonian youth develop leadership skills and build confidence to make a positive impact in their local communities. Through workshops, lectures, and mentorships, the project has reached over 500 people. The project trains youth in understanding themselves, emotional intelligence, and project development.  

In 2021, Lívia was chosen to represent the Amazon as an Ashoka Changemaker representing. And in 2022 she was the first Amazonian to be recognized as a Global Teen Leader. Lívia’s mission is to develop educational initiatives that increase Amazonian youth’s access to academic/extracurricular opportunities and become leaders in their communities.