“Our mission is to guarantee everyone's right to education — especially for girls.”
— Rogério José Barata, Advisor on Educational and Cultural Projects, Centro de Cultura Luiz Freire
Through gender discrimination research, girl advocate training and education policy reform, Education Champions are working to create lasting change to keep girls learning across Brazil.
In August 2020, Education Champions celebrated the approval of the FUNDEB, Fund for Maintenance and Development of Basic Education and Valuing Education Professionals, a government financing mechanism that ensures marginalised schools get the resources they need to support their students.
Malala Fund believes that achieving progress requires action at multiple levels — sub-national, national and global — to achieve lasting impact for girls’ education.