Now a day, in Brazil, there are 300 thousand organization without financial ends, acting in different issues. However, having so many options can make the donor get lost. So to support these initiatives and recognize good practice of management and transparency in NGOs, Época Magazine, along with Doar Institute, created the Best NGOs in Brazil Award, which recognize every year 100 institutions that deserves to be an inspirations to others.
The award was also created to promote the donation’s culture. Marcelo Estraviz, founder of Doar Institute, said that the award gives visibility to the work made by these organizations that, voluntarily, open themselves to be audited by the criteria stablished. With this, Doar Institute expects to motivate donors to invest in this works, that are legitimized and has credibility given by the award.
“Receiving an award like this is beyond the recognition of a serious work and transparency that AFESU has, it is an opportunity to approach people, who, by apprehension, still haven’t pick a cause to support. Stimulating the donation culture is still a challenge in Brazil and initiatives like this promote the acquaintance of NGOs that do transforming and compromised work in different segments, complementing the universal policies oriented to overcoming the structural inequalities”, said Elis Kauahara, responsible for the Institutional Development area in AFESU.
In 2018, AFESU had the honor to be one of the 100 Best NGOs in Brazil and attended the awards event promoted by Doar Institute, in partnership with Rede Filantropia and O Mundo que Queremos at Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM).
Through a lot of dedication and effort, AFESU reached the plateau of professionalization, which enabled this to be achieved. The organization was founded in 1963, by a group of voluntaries that taught sewing and crafts, with the mission to offer an activity that could help the income of women in vulnerable situation. Through the years, the organization enlarged its scope and now it has three units that offer Complementary Activities before and after school time, Professional Initiation and Technical Courses to women between 8 and 23 years old, with the purpose of promoting human dignity through the study, the work and the service to the community.
AFESU would like to thank everyone who participated in its journey up here and who allowed the institution to be among the 100 best in Brazil in 2018!