We are a social organization committed to digital empowerment and which aims at preparing independent, aware and connected young people, who are apt to reprogram the system in which they belong to through the use of technology. We act in partnership with communitarian institutions, libraries and government schools to prepare multipliers who can replicate our programs for the final public. Together we make up a great network of educators, teachers and librarians so as to promote a new awareness and to generate opportunities for young Brazilians. We are present in 7 countries and 9 Brazilian states and so far we have impacted on the life of over 1.68 million lives.
A new logic emerged as part of the digital era and it has establishes the thread of how we communicate, learn, interact and empower our own selves. Young people from this era can challenge the current system and, once they are connected, they can program new solutions to world issues. Our motive is to give a boost to this movement. We wish to expand the array of opportunities for young people placed in socially vulnerable positions through the means of digital empowerment.
Some indexes below reinforce the urgency for our performance:
Digital empowerment means using technology as something effective; transforming, empowering self-sufficiency, creativity and collaboration as ways to solve social problems. Once empowered, individuals can also leapfrog from being mere users to becoming creators of technology and consequently discover an immense potential to reprogram their own realities.
The organization was founded from a major campaign to collect computers, “Informatics for Everybody” from the first School of Informatics and Citizenship (EIC) at the Morro Dona Marta community, South zone of Rio de Janeiro, using the methodology inspired by the educator Paulo Freire.
Our Social Action Model is adapted to psychiatric hospitals, jails, young offender institutes, communities who live by river banks, and indigenous communities. Microsoft has become an organization partner and they influence the performance of the organization.
The creation of a social franchising model has gained visibility and capillarity at an extremely fast pace and it is reaching various Latin American countries.
We carried out an unprecedented diagnosis in Brazil in partnership with FGV/RJ. It marked the beginning of its action to influence public policies and to encourage private investments in favor of digital inclusion.
Organization with headquarters in the USA with a focus set on the raising of funds for global expansion.
The launch of our book about our ten year span of social achievements sponsored by Microsoft, in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
The launch of two social businesses as a measure of the global financial crisis: the LAN Project, which put together over 6500 affiliate cyber-cafes for the distribution of educational products and financial inclusion, and the Consulting Project, which provided services to major corporations.
In 2009, with the support of James Wolfensohn, a former World Bank president, the NGO Shabakhat from Jordan was incorporated into the network.
Rodrigo Baggio helped to found Apps for Good Foundation in London (UK) which became a great technology education movement in partnership with educators at schools and learning centers.Get to know the Apps for good
The Recode network was among the first B corporations in Latin America which have used business power to create a positive impact on the world and to generate a long lasting and shared prosperity for all.
An initiative to foster and strengthen the social business ecosystem which awarded the three best companies with US$10,000 each during the Social Business World Forum, in Rio de Janeiro. During the same year we brought the B System to Brazil.
The event brought together local leaders from favelas with designers, programmers and technology entrepreneurs to develop solutions to social problems faced by the dwellers of the Morro da Providencia favela.Get to know the event
At the same time in which its management model is revamped, the organization consolidated its methodology based on four steps and inspired by the Brazilian educator Paulo Freire and in the concepts of Full Time Education and Digital Culture.
The Committee for the Democratization of Informatics celebrates its 20th anniversary with innovation of purpose: from inclusion to digital empowerment. As a result, the Recode movement is launched, which is an invitation for young people to reprogram the current system using the standpoint of technology. In six cities around the world, one of them being Rio de Janeiro, we carried out the Start-up Weekend Change Makers, a global entrepreneurism event committed to the creation of social businesses.
It took place during the last week of March, a Social Media campaign marking the evolution of the Digital Inclusion Week, reproduced on a national scale since 2001.
We act as social sustainability partners to companies and to society. We also aim at contributing to the conception and strengthening of public policies based on national and international parameters. In order to reinforce this commitment, we signed the United Nations Global Pact.