Brazilian beauty Sonia Braga is a tireless advocate of childrens’ rights, especially their rights to a proper education. “Too often, we, in the first world, look at education as separate from basic necessities like having enough to eat and having a decent place to sleep.”
She was a cofounder in 1997 of The national hispanic Foundation for the Arts (nhFA), along with Jimmy Smits, Merel Julia, Esai Morales and Washington, D.C. attorney Felix Sanchez. nhFA’s mission is to promote latinos both in front of and behind the camera.
nhFA provides industry workshops and a scholarship programme to graduate students seeking careers in the entertainment and telecommunications industries, at several prestigious American universities, including New York university, Columbia university, Harvard and Yale.