Fernando Barbosa: Young leader in Action against Child Labour

Fernando Barbosa was born and raised in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He holds an Economics and International Business degree from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business. He is also a trained actor. His passions for acting and social change inspired him to co-found “Educating the Streets – Building Society” an award winning capability building program for working children, using performing arts and engagement from all actors of society in Bolivia. He started acting when he was 10 years old, and has appeared in several plays and independent films in Bolivia, Montreal and New York. Since high school, he has been an advocate for youth engagement, being the lead representative at the United Nations youth group model (BolmUN) and actively collaborating with organizations such as “Seeing through the Heart” a non-for profit organization that supports blind youth. More recently he was invited as guest speaker at the World Bank’s Youth Talks. He made his first documentary film “Take Off”- inspired on the daily struggles, but also, dreams and hopes of working children who live on the streets of his home town. Fernando enjoys reading biographies, playing tennis, and eating.

Papillon MDC Inc. is a proud financial sponsor of Fernando’s Take Off documentary. You can see the trailer here.

Link to Captain Shoe here.


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