Location Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Grantee 2015
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

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Fortalecimento Institucional Fundação Xuxa Meneghel

Multidisciplinary Activities to Promote Civic Engagement and Children’s Rights

Fundação Xuxa Meneghel was founded in 1989 and works to protect and promote the rights of children and adolescents. The organization provides a healthy, safe space for youth where they can participate in educational and recreational activities involving the arts, sports, and computers.

In 2014 alone, Fundação Xuxa Meneghel assisted 30,000 children, adolescents, youths and adults in Brazil through a network of projects. With a team of staff from diverse areas, the organization strives to influence public policies to affectively address the rights of children and adolescents. The foundation also works with families and individuals to support schooling, professional training and new job opportunities in the community.

With support from BrazilFoundation, the organization will:

• Hold meetings and weekly internal workshops to train, educate and empower the  Núcleo de Participação Infantil (Center for Children’s Involvment) and Incidência Política (Policy Impact);
• Offer activities for children and adolescents with their families, schools, and community to defend the rights of children and adolescents at forums, regional meetings and conferences;
• Facilitate virtual meetings between children from the Rede + Criança (Network + Child).

IMPACT

•200,000 people reached in 25 years
•30,000 people assisted in 2014

“We want children and adolescents to be seen as capable people who can take action in the present and create awareness. “ – Luiz Claudio Lopes Moreir, Director of Operations and Administration at Fundação Xuxa Menegehel

 

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