CUFA takes the opportunity to bring the culture of the favelas into the world in event that included debates, music and art exhibitions
Since 1996, the year that Celso Athayde founded CUFA (Central Union of Favelas), the organization has already reached millions of lives in Brazil and other countries such as Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Chile, Haiti and Hungary. In September, CUFA opened its global office in the Bronx, New York City. This action was a step towards expanding its work and capacity of collaborating with other organizations and companies, as well as officializing its partnership with the United Nations. In order to introduce the world to CUFA’s work and the culture from the favelas, the NGO took advantage of the opening of the office to launch the CUFA Global Week, which happened from September 13th through the 18th in New York City.
With its mission of empowering Latin American citizens, the Humanitas360 Institute supports CUFA’s work. During the CUFA Global Week, Humanitas360’s president accompanied Celso Athayde in the release event of his book “Um País Chamado Favela” (translated “A Country Called Favela”), which happened at Columbia University, as well as at the event organized by the Ford Foundation.