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Programs Investment in Civil Society The Itaú Social UNICEF Program

Organizations with a strategic outlook

With 25 years of experience in recognizing projects of integral education, the Itaú-UNICEF Prize gave rise to the Itaú Social UNICEF Program, which provides training and encouragement to civil society organizations.

Image from the area of the Itaú Social UNICEF Program website dedicated to the beginning of the formative path, in 2020: “Look at yourself, dive into your history” was the first theme proposed to the participating organizations.

The year 2020 saw the transformation of Itaú-UNICEF Prize into the Itaú Social UNICEF Program, which seeks to support civil society organizations (CSOs) to upgrade their practices and to enlarge their quality results, through training, financial promotion and technical accompaniment. An initiative of Itaú Social and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), with technical coordination by Cenpec Educação (Center for Studies and Research in Education, Culture and Community Action).

Launched in July 2020, the program had more than 1,800 signups and a high degree of adhesion, with 739 organizations participating in training programs in the second semester. The participation of representatives from the CSOs in the online activities reached as high as 3,777 people. In these activities, diagnoses are carried out, along with the mapping of needs and potentials of the territory, and an intervention plan is drawn up. Its first edition foresees an investment of R$ 4 million, with support of up to R$ 100 thousand for each of the 40 organizations selected among those that fulfill all the stages, along with technical support for implementing the plan. An important selection criterion is the degree of socioeconomic and educational vulnerability in the municipalities in which the CSOs operate.

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institutions supported




children, adolescents and young people benefited


participants in training activities

Canal Futura

Cenpec (Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas em Educação, Cultura e Ação Comunitária)

Congemas (Colegiado Nacional de Gestores Municipais de Assistência Social)

Todos pela Educação

Undime (União Nacional dos Dirigentes Municipais de Educação)

UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)