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Itau-Unicef Award

At the end of 2011, the Broadening Horizons Project of the Institute for Local Integrated Development - Casa do Jardim received the Itau-Unicef Award, as 1 of 32 projects throughout Brazil that are making a significant contribution toward the improvement of the quality of education for children. Casa do Jardim was 1 of 4 finalists in the Belo Horizonte region.

In its 9th year, the 2011 Itau-Unicef Award, which is an initiative of the Itau Social Foundation and Unicef, had a record of 2,922 applications. 'Integral Education: experiences that transform', this year's theme, highlights the importance of increasing the opportunities for learning that go beyond the school environment. 

The Broadening Horizons Project was created out of a need to increase access to quality education, culture and sport for children and adolescents in developing communities in Brazil.  It is already being recognized as a means to reduce social inequalities and contribute to the country's economic development.

Today, the Project serves 72 children between 6 and 12 years, offering school support, capoeira, art and drama classes, sports and integrated events for families.  The following three principles orient its work: endogenous valorization, mutually beneficial partnerships and coherence.

Find out more about the Itau-Unicef Award here: http://www.premioitauunicef.org.br

See the photos of this event here.

 

Data: 11/06/2012


Instituto de Desenvolvimento Local Integrado - Casa do Jardim
Rua Walpoli, 126 | Jardim Canadá, Nova Lima
Minas Gerais, Brasil | CEP 34.000-000
+55 31 3541.8934 | contato@casadojardim.org.br