What impact do we want to see in the world?

  • Promote quality education for vulnerable children and adolescents.
  • Teaching life skills (socio-emotional and cognitive) and academic (language and logical reasoning) in a fun and meaningful way.
  • Participate in the construction of a world full of collaboration, connection, ethics, respect and autonomy.

How do we know we are on the right way?

Measuring the impact of our actions is a condition for the Rhizome to exist. In addition to basing ourselves on scientific data that prove the benefits of teaching socio-emotional skills, we measure, through direct observation and with qualitative and quantitative data, the short, medium and long term results of our work. In 2021, we started a partnership with Huber Social . The Australian company works with the measurement of social impact based on the concept of Wellbeing (well-being) that quantifies “The general satisfaction with life, taking into account past experiences, current conditions and future prospects”.

​In addition to the observation data and interviews, some spontaneous phrases from the children show us that we are already reaping the rewards:

“Soccer is not just for boys, girls can also play soccer. Those who disagree are being prejudiced”

“- Did Rizoma change your life?”
“- No, Rizoma changed my heart.”

“I am planting a lot of trees all over the world and Portelinha, but I am very sad because there are a lot of people throwing a lot of garbage on them. I am going to transform Portelinha into a Garden of Eden”

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