History

IDEBRA

IDEBRA was founded as OSCIP – Civil Society Organization of Public Interest in 2005 from the initiative of a group of entrepreneurs who, by identifying the situation of social vulnerability of young people in the city of Duque de Caxias / RJ, were very touched and decided to invest financial resources, time, logistical and administrative support to improve the conditions of these young people through mentoring and development opportunities in the community.

Pierre Nahon, Eric Hemar and Christophe Satin, all French executives, first met the Duque de Caxias region when visiting the company’s facility in which they worked, ID Logistics, and decided they could do something to help the young people who lived in that area. Determined, they convinced others to the cause and founded the institution in June 18, 2005.

The work started with the association of local residents. The first partner was the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation. That year, 100 children participated in the classes of mini volleyball. The first actions of IDEBRA at first called Hope ID, counted on the project “I live in Beira Mar”, with the mission to know the community needs. It was necessary to the rescue of self-esteem of those people and also their values.

IDEBRA

From 2006 to 2009, the number of children who’ve attended has risen to 200. The activities were expanded with dance workshops, crafts and citizenship courses, as well as professional orientation. The reading and the computer courses rooms were created.

In 2010, IDEBRA added to their grade, cultural and sporting activities. Audiovisual , Belly Dance and Hip Hop workshops and courses.

In 2011-2013, in addition to activities that had already occurred, the IDEBRA focused on carrying out a multiannual plan that resulted in its institutional strengthening and the development of new projects for the next four years.

In 2014, as part of strategic planning, IDEBRA moved to its new headquarters in a location that could serve more children and adolescents, with better condition that offered more appropriate spaces to the planned activities.

This year activities resumed at the new headquarters and a differential that was of technical skills certified in logistics, with the purpose of multiplying knowledge to these young people and opening integration opportunities in the job market.