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Posted on: June 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Guest Author: Marcos Lopes

Marcos Lopes

Born in Capão Redondo, São Paulo, Marcos grew up surrounded by poverty, drugs and violence. A difficult childhood led to a personal life riddled with crime and met with death. Through the tragic loss of a friend and the support of local youth center Casa do Zezinho, he was able to shift his future. He went to University, became a Professor at the school from which he was once expelled and later co-founded Instituto Projeto Sonhar - a nonprofit focused on helping youth from vulnerable backgrounds.  Through his past hardships, Prof. Lopes aims to uplift and create a life story focused on education, helping others and instilling change...

Marcos Lopes is a Brazilian Professor, social educator, author of Zona de Guerra, and co-founder of Instituto Projeto Sonhar & Speaker. 

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