Carlos Eduardo de Oliveira Ramahlo
“The world and its history were built by warriors dedicated to changing the harsh reality that they saw around them. These warriors didn’t worry about respecting the status quo. Thanks to these great human beings the world has been changing constantly, giving us hope that it is possible to dream of peace. Warriors as Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Lech Wałęsa and many others have changed the world without weapons in hands, using only words and love for humanity.”
I grew up in a small town in northern São Paulo state, far from big cities and having books as my best friends since I was 4. I was raised Catholic in an common Middle Class family and had quite an ordinary childhood and adolescence, except for the fact that learning and reading were amazing for me. I read everything and started changing letters with people abroad to know about other cultures. When I was 16 I started learning English by myself and at the age of 18 I joined São Paulo State University to become 4 years later a teacher of French and Portuguese. I have worked as a Human Rights activist in NGO’s in Brazil and other countries and I have a strong belief in peace, love and freedom. I call myself a dreamer and I like this description … dream land is sometimes a nice place to be when we can’t find a peaceful place to be in a busy day! Ah! I am fascinated by all kinds of Art and I can’t see myself without it.