Location João Pessoa, PB
Grantee 2018
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

Minha Jampa

Creating a network to encourage civic engagement and monitoring in João Pessoa

Like many cities in the Brazilian northeast, João Pessoa has very animated political discussions, but little involvement in the decisions that interfere with everyday life. Minha Jampa arose to mobilize the population and rescue the idea that change must come from society and that technology must serve citizenship.

Member of the national “Our City” network, along with Meu Rio, Minha Sampa, Meu Recife and other networks, Minha Jampa mobilizes and engages the population in making decisions that influence daily life and the future of the city. The organization develops state-of-the-art tools and methodologies to mobilize people; and have already been able to influence important political decisions in the city. Recently formed, the organization seeks support to take a challenging leap: to leave voluntary service and enter into professional activism, as advocates of the Our City network.

With support from BrazilFoundation, Minha Jampa will:

• Mobilize and disseminate activities;
• Update the Website;
• Increase the number of members;
• Hold meetings, workshops and lectures.

Impact

Network of action and mobilization by stimulating civic participation
Influence important political decisions in the city
2,268 participating members

“Only we citizens will be able to create a new blossom. And the new one is a citizen who participates more in the State.” -Minha Jampa Team

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