Our Culture is Peace-Oriented

BRL 50.000,00


BRL 22.714,79

Total amount funded

BRL 20.000,00



Our Culture is Peace-Oriented

Our Culture Is Peace-Oriented

The project will promote access to and the preservation of the culture of the city of Paramoti, Ceará, by expanding the access of beneficiaries to the cinema, library and historical exhibitions in the city.


Culture can be a powerful tool to mobilize people, especially when it leads to the revitalization of the history and collective memory of a region and when it helps construct the identity its people. All too often in small cities in Brazil, access to culture is very limited and television remains the main source of leisure and information. Although the Internet is becoming more available with the opening of LAN houses, access to the web in rural Brazil is still very limited.

Despite its few cultural options, Paramoti has a rich historical legacy that has led to its designation as the “City of Peace.” EPC Paramoti has proposed to rescue and preserve the culture of the city, by improving access to the cinema and the library, and by organizing exhibits on the history of the municipality.


The resources will be used to:

• Create a schedule of cultural events for the community;

• Create a public awareness campaign that informs residents of their rich historical and cultural legacy;

• Reach 830 people directly and indirectly.


Estimated number of direct beneficiaries: 300 students

Estimated number of indirect beneficiaries: 2.000 people

Where the project will be implemented: Paramoti/CE


Number of employees: 10

Number of volunteers: 03

Annual budget (2014): R$ 80,000.00

Other partners and sponsors: BrazilFoundation, Coração de Estudante Institute.

About the NGO


Associação de Estudantes de Paramoti – ASSEP

The Escola Popular Cooperativa of Paramoti was founded in 2006 by a group of young people from Paramoti, Ceará, who decided to study together to enter the university. Two students passed the National Admissions Examination for Law and Nursing. In 2012, with the help of BrazilFoundation, the group was able to build its own headquarters. Today, the EPC Paramoti has 40 students, 12 of whom have already graduated.


Encourage economically underprivileged young people to think about collective solutions focusing on change for their own history and community, thus promoting youth leadership, intellectual autonomy of those involved and the reinvestment of local human resources in the continuance of actions.

Date established:



Avenida Joaquim Farias, s/n
CEP: 62736-000 - Santa Cecília
Paramoti - CE


Telefone: (85) 8811-0725
E-mail: epcparamoti@gmail.com
Site: http://epcparamoti.blogspot.com


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