Location São Paulo, SP
Grantee 2015
Attended areas Education and Culture

Fortalecimento Institucional do IEE

Supporting and Expanding Sport and Physical Activity Throughout Brazil

More than R$12 billion is spent in Brazil each year to mitigate the health consequences of obesity and sedentary lifestyles, according to the NGO Atletas do Brasil (Athletes of Brazil). The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends at least five hours of physical activity per week for children and youth. Schools in Brazil, however, do not adhere to this recommendation, with only 30% of primary schools having proper facilities for sport activities. Moreover, some schools do not even have physical education teachers.

Since 2001, the Institute has partnered with community centers and public schools to provide sport activities in low-income neighborhoods. Along with offering two classes per week, the Institute also encourages public school teachers throughout Brazil to become certified in physical education by offering them training.

With support from BrazilFoundation, Instituto Esporte Educação will:

Endorse and expand sport and physical activity by training teachers;
Train instructors in specialized skills so that they can properly teach physical education and sports in afterschool programs.
Encourage five hours of physical activity per week in each of the locations where services are offered.


760,000 children and youth benefited directly
2.5 million children benefited indirectly
25,000 teachers and managers trained
350 municipalities in 20 states reached


“We want to influence not only public policy, but all institutions that value sport through its fundamental elements such as teamwork, accessibility, health and civic engagement.” –Ana Moser—Olympic Athlete and Founder of IEE