The Centro de Educação Popular e Formação Social (Center for Popular and Social Education, or,CEPFS), an organization supported by BrazilFoundation since 2006, received the Prêmio Planeta Casa 2012 (House Planet Award), in São Paulo on October 3rd, 2012.  An initiative of Revista Casa (House Magazine), a publication of Editora Abril (April Publishing House), this award is given to businesses, NGOs, architects and designers who integrate comfort and well-being with sustainability.

The CEPFS won the award in the Ação Social (Social Action) category through its project Convivência com a Realidade Semiárida(Living with the Semi-arid Reality), which benefits more than 61 thousand people in five cities in Paraíba through the construction of cisterns and the recycling of rainwater.