The Instituto Escolinha de Triathlon Formando Campeões is committed to the goals established in the UN’s 2030 Agenda. The entity will centralize actions focused on social development and on reducing inequalities in all the project’s cores, through triathlons.
The 2030 Agenda has 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including the eradication of poverty, achievement of health and well-being, quality education for all and gender equality. The reduction of inequalities is already in the DNA of Escolinha de Triathlon, which has been focused for five years on inclusion and training through sport. The project provides low-income youths with the practice of an Olympic sport, with a professional structure. And it works together with students, parents and teachers to promote education.
The project also promotes gender equality, with places distributed equally between boys and boys. Likewise, the technical team has the same number of men and women educating the kids. Other actions are being planned and, little by little, put into practice.
– From the beginning, Escolinha goes beyond triathlon training, involving family values, education and environmental awareness, so that students can develop within the principles highlighted in Agenda 2030 – explains the project coordinator, Ricardo Júnior Cardoso.
– Today, we encourage students to create gardens at home, avoid wasting water and reuse and share materials. We are also going to implement reading one book a month, to discuss in class.
The idea is to raise awareness and train students so that they can individually help achieve the goals proposed by the UN. The project is also aligned with the SDGs with collective actions. Among them, the partnership with sponsoring companies to include Escolinha students in internship programs. The idea is already a reality at the core of the project in Caucaia, Ceará, sponsored by Aeris.
The Instituto Escolinha de Triathlon Formando Campeões was founded this year as a support platform for a six-year project that is already a reference in the training of children and teenagers through sport. The aim is to unify and expand the project’s actions throughout Brazil. The non-governmental organization will centralize actions aimed at social development through sport throughout Brazil.
The creation of the Institute is a reflection of the success of the Triathlon School Training Champions. Approved by the Brazilian Confederation of Triathlon, the sport’s highest authority in Brazil, as a model of FUNDING, the project currently serves 660 children and teenagers in 15 centers spread across Paraná, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Distrito Federal and Ceará.
Committed to the UN’s 2030 Agenda, the Institute is also aligned with the ESG, from English Environmental, social and corporate governance, translated into Portuguese as environmental, social and corporate governance. These are criteria for mediating actions in the environmental, social and governance areas within companies. They encompass the areas of poverty, nutrition, health, education, water and sanitation and gender equality.