The Open doors to inclusion - Inclusive physical education project reaches its 3rd edition. Throughout this time, it has impacted thousands of schools and 91,954 students in 15 Brazilian states, certifying 916 educators.
The initiative was born out of a partnership between the Rodrigo Mendes Institute, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the FC Barcelona Foundation (FCB), and began in 2012 with the aim of training educators from various regions of Brazil to support the promotion of school inclusion of girls and boys with disabilities through safe sports practices.
In 2016, the project added another municipality to the 15 participating cities, Belford Roxo, in Rio de Janeiro, through an agreement between UNICEF and the Ministry of Sports. Thus, in 2016, more than 43,000 students, teachers, school administrators, family members and others involved were directly benefited by the local intervention projects created and implemented in 16 cities by "Open Doors" students.
One of the project’s results are the publications developed with the purpose of sharing knowledge at national and international levels. These are the Impact Report and the Compilation of practices, available in PDF and HTML formats, and videos on IRM’s YouTube channel that complement and detail experiences and their most important points, presenting the activities developed in some of the cities visited.