Location Palmeiras, BA
Grantee 2015
Attended areas Education and Culture

Mobilização Social pela Educação

Organizing Local Committees to Improve Public Education in Bahia

According to the Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios (PNAD) by IBGE in 2013, 13 million people in Brazil are illiterate. Furthermore, more than 35 million Brazilians (17.8% of the population) are functionally illiterate, meaning they have not fully mastered skills in reading, writing or mathematics.

Insitituto Chapada aims to improve public education by training teachers, sharing knowledge, and mobilizing the community. The Mobiliza pela Educação project is composed of a network of more than 300 people of diverse backgrounds from 10 municipalities in the Chapada Diamantina region of Bahia that works to encourage the debate and monitoring of public policies. Official reports show that the network has made a significant positive impact on participating municipalities, reinforcing the need for this project.

With support from BrazilFoundation, the project will:

• Provide training and assistance to mobilize local committees;
• Realize an educational campaign to strengthen the network;
• Offer workshops in communications;
• Hold an evaluation seminar with participation from all municipalities.


• 10 municipalities benefited
• 300 community organizers involved
• Training, mobilizing and creating awareness

“Our project’s biggest challenge is sharing strategies for mobilizing that effectively impacts the quality of education and that guarantees that educational policies are followed.” –Cybele Oliveira, Founder of Instituto Chapada


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