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Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder since 1969. Today Sesame Workshop is a global educational force for change, with a mission to reach the world's most vulnerable children. We're active in more than 150 countries, serving kids through a wide range of media and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, all grounded in rigorous research and individually tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. Sesame is a beloved household name in dozens of languages, and it means learning – and fun – in all of them.
REDEEM THE DIGNITY OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROMOTING THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOCIETY
Vaga Lume Association is a Brazilian non-profit organization founded in 2001 grounded in the belief that investing in people is the best way to transform a reality. Its mission is to create opportunities for cultural exchange by reading, writing and orality, valuing the empowerment of people and rural communities of the Brazilian Legal Amazon region. Vaga Lume works in 160 rural communities (indigenous, riverside, roadside, rural settlement people or quilombolas - Brazilian with African descent) of 23 municipalities in the Brazilian Legal Amazon region, which encompasses nine federal states (Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Para, Rondonia, Roraima and Tocantins), occupies 59% of the Brazilian territory and has 20 million people (12% of the Brazilian population). Despite the fact that education and culture are basic social rights, protected by the Brazilian Constitution and under human rights international treaties ratified by Brazil, its access and implementation in the Amazon region are very limited. It is one of the poverty zones in Brazil - with a GDP per capita 30% lower than the national value - where 42% of the population survives with less than US$ 5.00 a day. Due to the outstanding impact of Vaga Lume's work in the region, the organization is recognized by many international and national awards such as the Juscelino Kubitschek Award of Merit for Regional Development in Latin America and the Caribbean given by the Inter-American Development Bank (2009); the Millennium Development Goals Award, conferred by the United Nations and the Brazilian government (2005); the Vivaleitura Award, from the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education (2008); and the Chico Mendes Environment Award, given by the Ministry of Environment (2006 and 2008). In 2011, Vaga Lume received its most important recognition: the 4th place at the Intercultural Innovation Award, conferred by United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group. As an awardee, in 2012, Vaga Lume was welcomed to the World Intercultural Facility for Innovation (WIFI), a network formed by the UNAOC, the BMW Group and the ten 2011 winners. Through this network, the UNAOC and the BMW Group challenged all winners to replicate and scale up their actions to promote intercultural dialogue and offered training, consultancy and institutional support to assist organizations to accomplish such results.
Associacao Viva a Vida's mission is the empowerment of adolescents and young people within a context of social risk so that they can make healthy choices and develop self-esteem, autonomy and control over their lives; the work focuses on educational, artistic, cultural, socio-environmental, sport and leisure activities, and community mobilization for the prevention of drug abuse, to combat violence and guarantee Human Rights.
In the wake of September 11, 2001, a group of Los Angeles media instructors and professionals gathered to discuss the tragedy. They were determined to “go global” and make a major, long-term impact on the world community.The Teen International Media Exchange (TIME) was born, and found a home at the Media Academy at Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda, CA, where two of the founders teach.Today, TIME is a non-profit organization with an explicit mission: to empower the energy of teenagers and the dynamic power of the media to create a peaceful, cooperative world community.
To promote the defense of the rights and the exercise of citizenship of children
Escola Estadual Tecnica Fronteira Noroeste, como instituicao educacional, desenvolve avancos importantes para influenciar no comportamento de todos que nela atuam, principalmente o nosso educando e indiretamente o produtor rural para que se conscientizem e ponham em pratica as recomendacoes conservacionistas no cotidiano, como instrumento indispensavel na exploracao racional da propriedade e no meio em que vivem, visando sempre a qualidade de vida. Esta e a preocupacao que embasa a filosofia da Escola: "Oportunizar ao cidadao do meio rural a formacao da consciencia critica e participativa, para o desenvolvimento de uma agricultura ecologica, diversificada, autossustentavel e transformadora". A partir desta otica, a Escola acredita que a producao de alimentos e bens de consumo extraidos da terra ou da pecuaria, mesmo que tenham que aumentar vertiginosamente a produtividade pela imposicao do mercado, havera de caminhar de bracos dados com a preservacao do meio ambiente.