Location São Paulo, SP
Grantee 2017
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

Oficinas Explore Carlotas de Educação Lúdica para Adolescentes na Fundação Casa/SP

Using Art and Games to Help Adolescents Transform Their Interpersonal Relationships

Carlotas uses arts in public schools to teach and develop socio-emotional skills in children and adults. By doing this, they can teach empathy, tolerance and respect for diversity, while strengthening human connections by encouraging people to build healthy and caring relationships.

Carlotas has been holding workshops at Fundação CASA since 2016 for justice-involved youth, the majority of which have low levels of educational attainment and or/social challenges due to family problems, drugs, violence or homelessness. The workshops engage the youth with fun and educational activities, teaching them about citizenship and that they can be the protagonists of this critical phase of their lives during which they develop curcial social and emotional skills.

With support from BrazilFoundation, Carlotas will:

• Hold 20 educational workshops for adolescents, many of whom are mothers, ages 12-19;
• Hold workshops on storytelling, poetry, music and drawing;
• Promote healthy relationships between the youth, their families, the institution, society, and among themselves.


120 adolescents engaged in socio-educational activities
Emotional development for girls
Art and literature transforming human relationships

“Our dream is for when a youth who knows Carlotas is confronted with a racist, homophobic or violent comment, they will know there are alternatives.” – Carla Douglass, creator of Carlota

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