CEMINA (Com., Edu. and Info. and Adaptation)

CEMINA ( Communication, Education, Information and Adaptation) is a not- for- profit organization founded in 1990 to empower women and communities through the use of the radio. Over the years CEMINA has created 400 women's radio programs and has been awarded with various prizes. The radio model, created by CEMINA, is considered a social technology and has been disseminated not only in Brazil but in other countries as well. Since 2007, CEMINA has shifted its focus from radio to the capacity building for social start ups and education for adaptation to climate change. One of its main projects is Adapta Sertao ( www.adaptasertao.net) which aim is to develop a social technology that benefits t...
Jul 11, 2014

Street Football World at SINAL

the best of sports
the best of sports

The World Cup brought thousands of foreigners from all over the World to Brasil. At SINAL we hosted the Forum Future Goals 2014 - Youth Forum on Football for Social Change. 35 inspiring young people from 22 different countries were part of the event.  Together, they  explored how football has the potential to strengthen communities and create social change. Each participant represented a grassroots organisation from their local community that uses football to engage young people and teach them valuable life skills, whether it be preventing HIV/AIDS in Africa, fighting racism in Europe, or promoting gender equality in Latin America.

They were at SINAL from the 25th June till July 1st and had the opportunity to interact with the local community Santo Antonio. Almost every day there was an activity that they did together. They played football 3, a type of football that emphasizes collaboration instead of competition. The whole experience was very positive and several of the participants brought interesting lessons to their countries showed that indeed football can be a tool for changing the world

Playing Football 3 for collaboration
Playing Football 3 for collaboration
At the top of the mounting celebratin life
At the top of the mounting celebratin life
Changing the world through football
Changing the world through football
Jul 11, 2014

At the World Cup: New Friendship and Partnerships

Ball, shoes and shirts shared across the world
Ball, shoes and shirts shared across the world

David Oswell, an English Teacher of The Scots College in Sidney, Australia, got to Brasil for the World Cup bringing in his luggage, ball, football shirt, shoes. They were donated by affluent children of his college to poor kids in Rio. Through Lela de Silva, a volunteer that was in the Center two years ago, David got in touch with the Community Center Julio Otoni and was able to give to the children this material. 

David brought his friends and together they played football with the children. These are the hidden histories of this important international event. The linkage between the children of Julio Otoni and the kids of Scots College of Sidney. Australia was made and the idea is that every year they will share not only football shoes and shirts but also experiences and visions of the world. 

The partnership will continue. 

Young girls are tuned into football
Young girls are tuned into football
enjoying new boots
enjoying new boots
trying the new ball
trying the new ball
Apr 21, 2014

Planting Trees and Discovering Trails

Planting Trees
Planting Trees

SINAL is located in Mata Atlantica, one of the hotspots for biodiversity. Mata Atlantica is also  one of the most endangered biomas of Brasil.  Only 7 % is left.  It is located on the coast and one of the most urbanized areas of Brazil.

One of the missions of SINAL  is to promote initiatives to restore the ecosystem.  SINAL for children educate them to  know about the Mata Atlantica, its fauna and flora. Children are encourage to walk through trails and learn about  the  names of birds, trees, pick fruits.  They also participate in activities to plant trees and prepare the nursary.

SINAL is a living laboratory where volunteers from all over the world share their love for nature and other abilities with local children who do not have access to those resources  One of the recurrent activities is tree planting and also collecting garbage.

Stimulating the expression of children with art is also one of the activities at SINAL.   Children are estimulated to be creative and to reuse garbage materials to create their own toys. This year to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, we will be organizing a gathering with children in which they will paint how they want to express our Earth taking from the experience at SINAL, which is surrounded by a reach nature. 

Preparing a nursery
Preparing a nursery
preparing the nursery
preparing the nursery

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