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How it all began

foto-como-comecou.jpgThe Institute for Local Integrated Development Casa do Jardim was the dream of a sociologist and a capoeirista after attending the 2005 World Social Forum in Porto Alegre. Founded on the concepts of social responsibility, asset-based community development, and the educational philosophy of capoeira angola, Casa do Jardim was founded in April 2007.

Casa do Jardim was created out of a necessity to increase access to quality education, culture and sport for children and adolescents in developing communities in Brazil, as a means to reduce social inequalities and contribute to the country’s economic development.

Through a process of co-construction between the founders, partners, educators and families in the community of Jardim Canada, the project was developed because:

  1. Research confirmed the initial theory about difficulties for children and adolescents to access quality education, cultural and sport activities;
  2. There were structural and organizational limitations in the local public school system;
  3. Several factors were compromising the quality and impact of existing local initiatives such as:
  • Supply was less than demand,
  • Lack of free transportation for extracurricular activities,
  • Lack of continuity and consistency on the part of administrators, educators, participants and their families,
  • Insufficient and unreliable resources for the professionalization, planning and development of projects.

Instituto de Desenvolvimento Local Integrado - Casa do Jardim
Rua Walpoli, 126 | Jardim Canadá, Nova Lima
Minas Gerais, Brasil | CEP 34.000-000
+55 31 98209.2662 | joannedurchfort@gmail.com