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Alessandro Manzi, NABA Fashion Design teacher, is the Italian winner of Laureate Education’s Here For Good contest.

Since 2012, the initiative has identified and supported Laureate students and graduates who have created or are leading projects that drive social and economic progress in their countries. This year, the initiative was expanded to include also Laureate faculty.

Fifteen people from every corner of the world were chosen for this year’s awards. Their projects provide potential solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our time and tell us something about their countries.

Alessandro Manzi was recognized for his “Project Re-Stitch,” an initiative cofounded with two other colleagues. He guides more than two dozen women – from El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine and other countries – who meet at an immigrant center in the heart of Milan, through rigorous embroidery and sewing lessons. 

The winners are featured in a book and on the website of the Laureate Education network.