Our work or run by representatives of the world of refugees, immigrants with professionals linked to education and with their acts focused to defend the Human Rights.

We are an interdisciplinary group which believes in the diversity and the wealth of plurality and also in the power of education to build a new world.

Adriano Abdo

Chairman of the Board and founder

He has an MBS in INternational Relations from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), also an MBA in Public Management, Policies and Governmental Management from Escola
Paulista de Direito and he has a background in law. Associated to CEBRI Brazilian Center of International Relation and ACNU High Commissionary of UN.

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Maria Izabel Daura Abdo

Founder and Consul

Graduated in law, activist towards human rights, protects the refugees and immigrant causes

Antonio Baptista Gonçalves

Strategic Council

Pos-Doc in Desafios en la postmodernidad para los Derechos Humanos y los Derechos Fundamentales from Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Pos-Doc in Science of Religion from PUC/SP, Pos-Doc in Legal Science from La Matanza. Doctor and Master in Legal Philosophy from PUC/SP, MBA in INternational Relations from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Specialist in Fundamental Rights from Universidade de Coimbra, Bacharel in Law from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and in Philosophy from pela PUC/SP

Cari Louise Maher

International Relations Council

Graduated with Social Communication from University State of California, Pos_Graduated in Latin America Studies from California University

David Barreto

International Relations Council

MBA in International Relations from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), and formation from Queens College in Political Science and History, worked betwee 2004 and2005 in the internal delegation in UN.

Lucas Mader Almeida


Bacharell in Science in International Business and Business Administration, working on Teaching Licencing for Portuguese and English, teacher for over 13 years in the bilingual education.

Luiz Henrique Prescendo

Legal Council

Lawyer Specialist in Constitutional Law from PUC-SP, solid formation in Tributary Law, Partnership and Business Recovery. Legal Advisor in large international business such as Porsche Brazil, Bandeirantes Communication, ABRAC – Brazilian Association of Auto Dealers of Brazil, AMB – Brazilian Medical Association. Current associate of IASP – Lawyers Institute of São Paulo.

Marina Reinoldes

Educational coordinator

Master’s student in Applied Linguistics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, she has been working with the teaching of Portuguese as a host language since 2014. She was one of the creators and coordinator of the MemoRef project (UNIFESP) and one of the authors of the teaching materials Recomeçar (2015) and Portas Abertas (2017/2021).

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