Electronics engineer, graduate of the Simón Bolívar University, social activist, active member of Proutist Universal and AMURT in Guatire, State of Miranda since 2001. Served with AMURT disaster relief team in Haiti after the earthquake in 2009.
Originally from the Philippines, graduated from the Don Mariano Memorial State University in Military Science. He had six years trained intensive military training in Search and Rescue (specializing in mountain and jungle). In 1986 he trained as a yogi monk, and organized social service projects and adventure sports camps for youth in Sri Lanka, Argentina, Peru and Brazil. Since 1999 he worked intensively in Venezuela at the Centro Madre Community Center in San Jose de Barlovento, studying cooperatives and organizing agricultural, educational and cultural programs.
A nun of yoga and meditation. Before coming to Venezuela in 1999, she ran service projects in Thailand, Nicaragua and Argentina for 20 years. Founder and director of the Centro Madre de Barlovento since 2000.
Dada Maheshvarananda, director
After Capitalism: Economic Democracy in Action. He has given hundreds of seminars and workshops around the world about social issues and spiritual values. He founded the Prout Research Institute in 2007. His blog is: www.aftercapitalism.org.
Nelly Castro de Ardila – Guatire, Venezuela
“I’m 64, married and have two precious children. I am now committed to noble causes; I think that in the world there is much social work to do and it should be us who have realized this, who can seek changes, participating, getting involved. I recognize the altruism of others, when they have it. I am convinced that LOVE is Universal and to do service selflessly with love. I am happy and live in harmony with myself and the entire universe. I do yoga, I’m a vegetarian, I enjoy spiritual reading especially books by my Master Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, and I listen to kiirtan chanting for many hours. I like Prout because it is a socio-economic alternative for humanity. If Prout was implemented in the world, we would not be living in the current global crisis in all aspects; possibly we would be living in that other world that is possible, dreamed of by trillions of brothers and sisters on the planet, based on LOVE and selfless service. Prout promotes PEACE, UNITY, SECURITY and comprehensive progress that is vital for survival on earth.”