Location São Paulo, SP
Grantee 2016
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

Residência Hacker para Jovens Transformadores

A Digital Lab Providing Training and Mentoring for Youth to Develop Their Own Social and Political Transformation Initiatives

According to the study “Sonho Brasileiro da Política”, 28% of Brazilian youth are activists and interested in politics, with 16% of them currently active in social projects. These youth understand the social challenges in their communities, and are developing action plans to help overcome them.

Laboratório Brasileiro de Cultura Digital promotes actions to encourage people to become activists in their community through technology. The organization collaborates with people in design, communications, education, and technology to promote transparency and civic involvement. The goal is to provide people the tools and training for them to develop and lead initiatives of social and political transformation. The Residência Hacker project will educate youth and serve as an incubator for their social transformation initiatives.

With support from BrazilFoundation the Association will:

• Train 10 youths in methods of developing and implementing social projects;
• Support each youth in the Implementation of their own project;
• Hold 2 workshops on multiplying each student’s project.


10 youths trained on social and political initiatives
Multiplying knowledge on activism and transparency

“Our goal is for Residência to be an incubator for talent and projects that can be implemented, replicated and multiplied.” – Pedro Markun, Founder, LabHacker

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