29.06.2012 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Project inscriptions are open for Criança Esperança Programme 2013

© UNESCO/Mila Petrillo

Selection process is coordinated by UNESCO. Period runs until 31 July

Registration for institutions wishing to receive the support of Criança Esperança Programme in 2013 is open until 31 July. As it happens every year, the selection process will be coordinated and conducted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The non-profit civil society organizations constituted in the country with at least three years of work and with the main objective of promoting social inclusion, empowerment and human and social development, and inclusive education of vulnerable groups, through actions of education, culture, communication and information, sports and environment are eligible to apply. 

Those interested in participating must sign up at the website in Portuguese by clicking on Project Registration (Inscrição de Projetos) at the homepage menu, in the Projects (Projetos); print out the Project Registration Form (Formulário de Projeto) and send out a copy along with the required documentation to the following address:

UNESCO – Setor de Ciências Humanas e Sociais/Criança Esperança
SAUS Quadra 05 – Lote 06 – Bloco H – sala 910
70070-912 – Brasília/DF

Each institution may register two projects but only one can be selected. Questions about the project’s preparation and presentation or any other information can be requested only through email: criancaesperanca@unesco.org.br

This year, Criança Esperança Programme celebrates its 27th anniversary. So far, over R$ 232 million (reais) from donations were invested in over 5.000 social projects in Brazil. Those contributions guaranteed the rights of over 4 million children and teenagers, helped in reducing mortality and child labor, fighting against the sexual exploitation of boys and girls as well as getting low income youths ready to enter the workforce.

The Criança Esperança Programme is a Globo TV initiative in partnership with UNESCO. Its goal is to raise public awareness of the critical situation of disadvantaged children and youth, putting forth some of the main issues that afflict them. Every year, the campaign mobilizes Brazilians to donate funds that will support the selected social projects all over the country. As of 2012, Criança Esperança Programme supports 114 projects, benefitting over 30.000 children and teenagers.

Throughout the year, it is possible to send donations online at Criança Esperança website or through one of the 20.000 lottery points spread all over the country.

More information about the presentation of proposals and selection process set out in the "Call for submission of projects" (in Portuguese).

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