Patricia Breuer Moreno

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Name: Patricia Breuer Moreno
Organization: Ashoka`s Changemakers
Website: http://www.changemakers.com
Title: Consultant, Community Team
Bio:
My life always has been linked with a passionate search for social change, trying to help people with fewer resources and opportunities. At the beginning I thought that the only way to help people was to work with institutions like the church or very grassroots charity organizations. So at secondary school and university I used to visit underprivileged neighbourhoods in the North and South of my country during my holidays. I loved the connection with these communities; giving lessons for their children, helping them with their daily work, sharing experience and lifestyles. I got to build strong links with the families there and I could understand the difficulties they met everyday. What else could I do to help these communities to have a better quality of Life? This was what I asked myself before deciding what to study at University. Education Science was the way I chose. I knew it would provide me with professional tools to have an important role promoting a social change in improving low income populations lives. Then my desire to develop a stronger career in the citizen sector motivated me to pursue a Master degree in Management and Education. At that moment, I was working in social organizations and in the public sector as well. Even though I gained a lot of experience and exposure to social problems, I felt that there was something more complex connected with the sources of these existing social problems. That was the time when I met Ashoka and its social entrepreneurs and made me more conscious of the need to generate innovations to solve deep social problems through its roots. Nowadays, with my current role at Changemakers I’ve been offered the best possible platform to connect local social innovators with global and new resources through an online community, encouraging at the same time collaboration with each other, sharing experiences, knowledge and inspiration from the ideas of the other. I’m sure this is the way we can have an important role seeking for a real change in the sector. I love my country and my ‘Buenos Aires querido’ where I have my family and friends. However, I love travelling and getting to know new cultures and sharing different experiences with the rural communities I visit. Besides, I enjoy adventures and sports. That’s why I really like trekking in the mountain interacting with the people I meet on my way. My inspiration, nowadays, is a changemakers’ winner “3 Sisters” (www.3sisters.com) I encourage you to know the work they are implementing in Nepal for rural women empowerment seeking for social change in an innovative approach. I would like to see a fair world, with more opportunities for those who have less access to a better quality of life. I want to see an integrated world through links of cooperation and empathy. Focused on Education as a way of changing future generation, I would like to see every child having access to proper education in order to have a brighter future. Pato is working as Projects Manager at the Community Team. Prior to CM, she worked in Ashoka’s initiative called Citizen Base Initiative (Premio Ashoka) in the Southern Cone from 2003 to 2005. Then she led several projects from social civil organizations like Caritas Argentina, La Usina and CLAYSS (Latin America Learning Service Center). She has also worked in the program "Families for Social Inclusion" from the National Ministry of Social Development. In 2007, she took part in a project involving public schools from vulnerable communities, run by UNESCO's International Institute for Education Planning and San Andrés University. Pato has a degree in Education and a Master´s degree in Education Management. She was born and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta has been declared Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage. This ecological and cultural resource is one of the main water attractions of Colombia. This resource should be safeguarded through economic options which, like sustainable tourism, would allow the integral recovery of environmental, cultural and social values affected by the armed conflict.

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The Buijo is a town with 500 inhabitants located in the outskirts of Guayaquil. It already has a seafront that serves as a base to develop and build: international and national gastronomic center, typical coastal town with businesses belonging to the residents, a jetty for tours along the Daule River toward nearby mangrove swamps, youth entertaining shops, and an arts center.

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The lodging house “La Cañada del Brujo” and the trekking tour called “La Trilla de los Cuervos” play a major role in this initiative that fosters an intimate encounter with the sierras’ culture by experiencing the locals’ way of life, their culture and dreams, as well as the region’s nature and landscape.
This initiative originates in the fourth section of Uruguay’s Treinta y Tres department, at 300 km from the Uruguay’s capital city.

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Aike Program, proposes a live model of Tourism to a human scale understood as ... "that taylor-made tourism of low impact where the community plays a starring role. A meeting face to face with the visitor who appreciates wise, friendly and supportive attitudes, promoting community organization. "This innovative model promotes the diversification of production and hence incomes of rural families and the participation of local institutions and resources from a holistic view, applying the principles of endogenous development.

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As dreams reveal things in the middle of the night, it once revealed to me a Pueblito (little town) in the middle of my fantasies. A place where artists lived, created, produced and had a decent life. Then I thought that artists needed ancestral-like and open spaces to let their imagination fly. For this purpose, an area in the middle of the Boyacense field was chosen to locate my dreamed-of Pueblito. This was possible thanks to the support of the municipality, and we used the idea of a social home to benefit the artist inhabitants.

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The ECO-Farm is an organic promotion center of medicinal herbs and food, where land use good practices can guarantee excellent crops, the recovery of ancestral knowledge, preservation of biodiversity, acquisition of experience related to agro-ecotourism and the distribution of added-value products to clients who use healthy products.

Jul 01, 2009 / 0 Comments / in

The Complex called sustainable development and biodiversity conservation center of alto SINU CCDEBAS– and neighbouring communities, emphasizes teaching, research, ecotourism and sustainable development aiming at improving the residents’ life conditions. This complex receives over 1800 visitors per year generating income to families belonging to levels 0 and 1, who are skilful in this field. It comprises a humid tropical forest, partitioned by areas: palmetum, zingiberal, aromatic and medicinal plants, bromeliads, orchids and araceae and fine woods, traversed by a 2000 lineal metre trail.

Jul 01, 2009 / 0 Comments / in

For many years, guides of the Iguazú national Park have been transmitting conservation messages, in this case, about an extremely fragile biome as it is the sub tropical pranaense jungle and by means of this project, the aim is to enlarge the tourist offer with the added value of accommodation services. Likewise, the project is focused in the accessibility of disabled visitors by means of social activism, in this case a cooperative.

Jul 01, 2009 / 0 Comments / in

The Intiguazi Ecolodge [Posada Ecológica Intiguazi], which in Quechua language means Home of the Sun, is located in the Guiana Shield, in La Gran Sabana [The Great Savannah], in southern Venezuela, South America, where its imposing Roraima, Kukenan, Yuruani, and Chimantá Chirikayen tepuys [table-top mountains], among others not less important, are a testimony of the oldest soils on the planet.

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The initiative seeks to develop Endemic Tourism, given the unique features of the destination with a 65% natural endemism (the second at a global level) and its cultural heritage, which have been related to navigation for more than four centuries.

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