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2009 Grantee builds a small animal feed factory as a way to strengthen family agriculture in Pentecostes, Ceará

The Agência de Desenvolvimento Local do Vale do Médio Curú (Agency for Local Development of the Curú Valley) has built a mini feedlot in the municipality of Pentecostes with the support of BrazilFoundation and local organizations as part of the Structuring and Propagating the Goat and Sheep Meat Production Chain project. This improved technology will […]

BrazilFoundation 2004 grantee receives Award from the Brazilian Ministry of Culture in partnership with the United Nations Development Program

The non-profit organization Thydêwá, a 2004 grantee for the project “Índio quer Paz” (The Indigienous want Peace), has received the Points of Culture award from the Brazilian Ministry of Culture in partnership with the United Nations Development Program. The goal of this year’s award is to identify and map points of cultural interest that exhibit […]

Leona Forman will receive the title of Honorary Citizen of the City of Rio de Janeiro

Leona Forman, BrazilFoundation’s founder and president, will receive the title of Honorary Citizen of the City of Rio de Janeiro on December 10, 2009 at Rio de Janeiro’s City Council. The title was awarded to Leona by Councilwoman Andrea Gouvêa Vieira and approved by the 51 Municipal Councilmen in recognition for BrazilFoundation’s work in Brazil […]

Robotics to stimulate ideas and innovation

As part of the program “Block by Block: the Brazil we want.” 20 grantee organizations will benefit from a partnership between BrazilFoundation, LEGO Group and ZOOM Educational Publisher of Brazil and BrazilFoundation. The project uses LEGO blocks, cinema and educational robotics to stimulate participants’ reflection about their communities. Robotics labs will be set up in […]