Criança Esperança Programme: Presentation of Projects 2013

Criança Esperança 2014 © UNESCO\Mila Petrillo

The event aims to give public recognition to the work of 86 NGOs which submitted projects to the Criança Esperança programme selection process and were selected to receive financial support in 2013.
It will also be a means to provide a transparent account to the Brazilian society of the funds raised through its donations for the Criança Esperança programme.

The Criança Esperança Programme is one of the most – if not the most - visible and recognized social programmes in Brazil.

The Programme, a Globo TV initiative in partnership with UNESCO since 2004, is a social mobilization programme aiming at transforming the future of vulnerable children and young people. Every year, a large campaign mobilizes Brazilians, who donate funds to support social projects in all five regions of Brazil.

The programme was created in 1986 by Globo TV, the largest Brazilian broadcasting network that reaches 86.33% of Brazil’s 5,564 municipalities, to raise awareness on children’s rights motivating them to hope for a better future. Since then five thousand projects have benefited over four million children and young people in every corner of Brazil.

Every year, through an innovative public selection process, the Social and Human Sciences Programme of the UNESCO Brasilia Office selects projects submitted by NGOs. They receive financial support and programmatic advice from the Office’s team, setting in motion a process of knowledge transfer. Many of these initiatives are local responses to minimize problems and to induce the improvement of public policies. They also reinforce local leadership.

Project proposals are analyzed based on national and international norms, whereby the child and adolescent are seen as being society's greatest asset. Projects can be supported by Criança Esperança for up to two years. Priority is given to those that are sustainable, and offer technical and vocational training to young people.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 16.08.2014 08:00 local time
End 16.08.2014 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Noleto, Marlova Jovchelovitch
Organizer Rede Globo
Contact Rafael Marques
Country Brazil
City Rio de Janeiro
Venue Auditório Tom Jobim
Street Jardim Botânico
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event Portuguese
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Criança Esperança Official Website (Portuguese)
Link 1 About Criança Esperança - UNESCO Brasilia website
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