Claudia de Freitas Vidigal

Brazil Representative, Bernard van Leer Foundation

Claudia Vidigal is a psychologist and has been promoting children’s rights in Brazil for the last 25 years. She founded the Making History Institute, an award-winning non-profit organization recognized for their innovative methodologies when working with street children and kids separated from their families. She acted as National Secretary for the Children’s Rights and also as the President of the National Council for the Rights of Children. She has collaborated with several non-profit boards, including Plan International, Outward Bound Brazil and Associacao Vagalume. Claudia is an Ashoka Fellow and participates in the Ford Foundation Fellowship.