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Vaga Lume Association

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

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.

Instituto Ekloos

Enable the sustainable growth of socially responsible projects by promoting social inclusion.

Fundacao Dorina Nowill para Cegos

To make the social inclusion of visually impaired people easier by respecting individual and social needs, through specialized products and services


femLENS' mission is to visually educate and make technologically aware the most vulnerable and resourceless women of our society through documentary photography made accessible by mobile phone cameras and cheaper point and shoot cameras.

Acao Social Villaregia

We believe that each one deserves to be happy and that is why every day we stand beside children, adolescents, young people and the elderly so that they are protagonists of the transformation of life and society. Our mission is to provide shelter for children, adolescents, young people and the elderly, which aims to enable a safer, happier future with more opportunities

Associacao de Pais e Amigos dos Excepcionais - APAE Tatui

To promote and articulate defensive actions of rights, prevention and orientation, service delivery and family support - aimed to improve quality life of people with intellectual and multiple disabilities - and the construction of a fair and solidary society.

Associacao Redes de Desenvolvimento da Mare

To ensure the effectiveness of rights for the population of the 16 favelas of Mare.


EDUCATRANSFORMA is an agent of transformation based on the pillars of diversity, inclusion, social responsibility, and the sense of belonging of all people. We connect the links to realize positive impact: we are a national agent providing free remote training for trans people in technology, innovation, management, human resources and service areas; we guide organizations to evolve their own culture through diversity consultancy; we raise awareness and develop, focusing on talent recognition groups; we promote innovation through different perspectives, making the ecosystem responsible and representative for everyone. We are the connection between people, organizations, professional qualification, diversity and inclusion. We are the agent that drives society towards a more just, responsible, representative and equitable world. Education, Support Network, Affection and Empowerment for people who are part of the project: Free technical training in up to 10 technologies, innovation, management, digital marketing, and others. Individual technical mentorships with specialists in the areas; Psychopedagogical support; Free psychological assistance; Development of free soft skills; Name and gender rectification assistance for trans people; Health-related assistance regarding financial treatments, including physical health and gender conforming treatments and medictions such as hormones; Assistance for internet payment; Donation of notebooks; Food donations; Bridge to employability with organizations that work with us in partnerships to make environments safer for people of this group.

Fundacao Abrinq Pelos Direitos Da Crianca E Do Adolescente

To promote the defense of the rights and the exercise of citizenship of children

Associacao Pluralis Em Defesa Da Diversidade E Respeito Humano

Insertion of vulnerable people into society. The Pluralis Association is an institution that fights for a society with more respect, equality and social inclusion. The organization is not aimed at profit, but rather to exercise altruism and to make public policy laws specifically aimed at the rights and duties of LGBTQI+, women and people with intellectual or multiple disabilities, are in fact contemplated with regard to them.