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Oscar Romero Cultural Center provides simultaneous translation for the hearing impaired

Located in the Baixada Fluminese neighborhood of RIO, the Oscar Romero Cultural Center provides the hearing impaired with a location for cultural reference and social inclusion. The play, Urucuia – O Grande Sertão, was presented with live translation in Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS). The show is part of the project entitled Inclusion through the Arts, […]

BrazilFoundation participates in seminar on the confidence in the institutions of society.

On March 7,  BrazilFoundation’s vice president, Susane Worcman, participated in the seminar, “Society’s Confindence in Businesses, Governments, NGOs, and Media Companies,” hosted by Edelman Significa, the parent company of the largest public relations conglomerate in the world. The seminar presented the results of Trust Barometer 2013, an analysis the company developed to measure the confidence […]

II Gala Miami News

The II BrazilFoundation Gala Miami will take place on March 26, 2013 at the historical landmark Vizcaya & Gardens Museum. The night promises to be unforgettable with more than 400 guests from the worlds of business, media, academia, and diplomacy, along with celebrities. Co-chaired by Daniela Fonseca and Maria Carolina Tavares de Melo, members of […]

BrazilFoundation discloses Project Finalists

The XII BrazilFoundation Annual Project Selection received 548 proposals from all across Brazil. Evaluated by analysts from the Foundation, 40 finalists were selected – all of which will receive onsite evaluation visits in March and April.  The list of selected projects will be announced on April 19th.  The Call for Proposals was launched in October […]

BrazilFoundation Australia held its First Gala

With the theme That Night in Rio, BrazilFoundation Australia held its first gala cocktail reception on February 26th. The event commemorated the very first BrazilWeek at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia. The gala was followed by the premiere of the film Heleno, which kicked off the Brazil Film Festival 2013. The event, with support from the […]

In Pará, Ten Young Participants of BrazilFoundation Grantee Project Pass the University Entrance Exam

In Vigia de Nazaré, a historic city in Pará with a population of approximately 45 thousand inhabitants, 10 young participants of the Projeto Escola de Música Maestro Vale (Maestro Vale Music School Project), of the Instituto Musical do Nordeste Parense Arte Show Vigia (The Musical Institute of Vigia de Nazaré), passed the “vestibular” entrance exam […]

January 28th, National Day to Combat Slave Labor

January 28th was the National Day to Combat Slave Labor, and so we highlight the work of the Centro de Defesa da Vida e dos Direitos Humanos (Center for the Protection of Life and Human Rights), which has worked since 1996 in Açailândia, Maranhão to prevent and stop human rights abuses. The organization focuses on […]

Carioca Fund Commemorates Graduation of its Second Class of Electronic Security Course

In January, 23 young participants of the second course for training in video surveillance (an initiative of the Carioca Fund) received their certificates. The course was developed in partnerships with Tyco, the Secretaria de Estado da Educação (State Department of Education) and the Instituto Marquês de Salamanca (Marquês Institute of Salamanca). The graduation ceremony took […]

Women on the Vanguard of Social Investment

Leona Forman, Founder of BrazilFoundation, participated in a debate “Mulheres na Vanguarda do Investimento Social” (Women in the Vanguard of Social Investment) in December in Santa Catarina. Leona spoke about the importance of volunteerism for nonprofit organizations and about the obstacles that BrazilFoundation faced while establishing itself as a nonprofit. “We felt it necessary to […]