It is our vulnerabilities that bring us together: with new directions, new stories, new realities...
~ Anderson Agostinho (buiu)
Buiu, who is completing 9 years in the project, says that the great impact of Instituto Elos is in the local transformation: "The openness that we give to those who participate to be here and do things is what can enhance their ideas and their dreams. It's very hard to root something that is strong for their future here in this community, but now they already understand that this space works for them to have big, concrete ideas."
"The Guerreiros Sem Armas program taught me that we are all part of the same humanity. To live together, we have to do the daily exercise of disarming ourselves. Disarming from intolerance, from impatience, from not listening to other points of view. It helps a lot to think that we are here, in this life, dancing all together, always finding new rhythms. Today I am a better person, more human", says the teacher.
"The GSA echoes in my heart and in my actions to this day, 5 years later. In short, I tell you: the GSA will not change you, but it will reveal who you are, and expand your best version. I was honored and lucky to live this transmutation with many people from many countries and count on the (literal) support of the Elos team that knows how to balance autonomy with care. If you dive headfirst into the methodology and trust, you will enter a beautiful journey, perhaps the most beautiful in years."
"If you know a little about my story, you know how remarkable this program was for me! It opened up a world of possibilities that go far beyond my professional work. It was when I discovered the possibility of living with a purpose and with another way of seeing and experiencing the world."