Location São Paulo, SP
Grantee 2018
Attended areas Education and Culture

+ Esportes + Valores – Vencer pelos valores do rugby

Promoting leadership, inclusion and academics for children through rugby.

Instituto Alma Rugby uses sport as a tool for the educational, cultural, and athletic training of vulnerable children and adolescents. Through Alma Rugby’s values and philosophy, it works to improve youth scholastic performance and instill in them a strong sense of both autonomy and community. They aim to develop young, conscious citizens who are aware of the necessary interdependence of people to establish healthy, empathic, and harmonious relationships, enabling them to transform their realities.

The project works with 7 to 14 year old children and adolescents in communities in São Paulo and João Pessoa based on 5 pillars: respect, discipline, collaboration, integrity, and fun. The primary focus of the Rugby training is on a principle of lifelong learning and education; secondarily, on the learning and development of the sport itself.

With support from BrazilFoundation, Alma Rugby will facilitate:

• Rugby classes for children and adolescents;
•Competitions and interactions between different groups;
• Skills testing;
• Monthly public events.


Youth empowerment through rugby methodology and discipline
Athletic and community action developing socially responsible youth
Improved school performance, sense of self, and community

“The idea is for [rugby] to serve as a tool to advance autonomy in children and empower them to feel capable.”- Alma Rugby team

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