Rafael Angelo

Project Manager, Siemens

Rafael is one of several Ambassadors leading Refugio 343, a social movement that is giving new lives to 10 Venezuelan refugee families, taking them from the misery of the streets on the Brazilian border to a whole new life with housing, work, medical care and education, following a sustainable process to independence.

The idea was born from informal talk amongst OYW Ambassadors. In 6 months, they mapped out a process and gained the support of local institutions to bring their vision to life. From arranging flight tickets to schooling, this is an example of how the OYW Ambassador network linked up to support a critical issue affecting their country.