The Lemann Foundation turned two decades old in 2022. It is worth celebrating our recent achievements and envisioning a future that we are building now. That future can only be built thanks to partnerships with people and organizations that share our dream of making Brazil a more just and advanced country.
The pandemic intensified the challenges, and we adjusted our approach to enable transformations and inspire even more people and institutions to join us in our mission. Collaboration is crucial to solving big problems.
The failure of children to learn beginning in Primary School is the biggest problem. The districts we work with have adopted strategies to help make up the learning losses suffered during COVID. Their learning losses were up to 2.5 times smaller than the rest of the country.
For some years now, social inequality has motivated our work for improving racial equity. The Alcance Program supported black and indigenous people to study abroad.
In 20 years, we have gone from small-scale direct impact to strategic partnerships and systemic impact, reaching a new scale for our actions.”
The Lemann Foundation Leadership Network has expanded its membership, recognizing and valuing leaders who represent the plurality of Brazil. The Lemann Foundation team and leadership have been working on actions for attracting, retaining, and developing black team members.
In 2021, we opened the Lemann Center for Leaders for Equity in Education in the city of Sobral, Ceará (CE), Brazil. What a joy to be able to have a space dedicated to applied research projects and the training of educational leaders focused on securing rights and reducing inequalities.
We dream of increasing the opportunity for all people to learn and fulfill their potential as the most direct way to build a more just country.”
We believe that the work and achievements of the last year are part of the journey toward a Brazil that prioritizes and invests in its people. On the following pages, we invite you to celebrate what we have harvested together in 2021 and the seeds we have planted for a future full of solutions for the country to move forward. We look forward to having you by our sides in the steps to come.
Denis Mizne, Executive Director, Lemann Foundation
The leading role of the Education Networks we built n supporting our partner programs was decisive in tackling the learning challenges aggravated by the pandemic.Learn more
2021 saw substantial strides in implementing Brazil’s National Learning Standards and valuable achievements in connecting public schools to the internet.Learn more
Our leadership development initiatives identify, develop, connect, and leverage highly motivated professionals to seek solutions to the country’s most critical social challenges.Learn more
We invest in partnerships with organizations that specializ in fostering innovative policies in people management with a focus on attracting, selecting, and retaining leaders for key public sector positions.Learn more
We use our power, abilities , and resources to enable and boost the capabilities of both people and organizations. We collaborate with those who share out purpose and work in partnership with them, enhancing the impact on Brazil.Learn more
The coming years will be decisive for Brazil to transform into a more just, more advanced country. Learn more about our vision and our dreams to drive the country’s transformation.Learn more