Gaia Youth Brazil

In Brazil, Gaia Jovem (Portuguese for ‘youth’) is a training programme for students and youth. It empowers individuals to review their role in their local society and the world. Gaia Jovem transmits a set of knowledge and skills that aim to inspire the transition to a more sustainable future. The Gaia Jovem class profile is diversified, including young people from 12 to 18 years old. They are all students in high school or independent learners.

The first editions of Gaia Jovem took place in 2013 and 2014 at PUC-Rio (Pontificate Catholic University) and in 2015 a third edition was launched. Gaia Jovem follows the EDE curriculum provided by Gaia Education, adapted to the reality of Brazilian urban youth. The course is truly transformational, as it presents sustainability in an integrated and transdisciplinary way, prioritising experiences, practices and innovative tools.

Certify a Gaia Youth Programme

The Gaia Youth programme enables educators and young people to explore how the UN Sustainable Development Goals are deeply relevant to their own lives and those of all humanity, and gives them an action-learning based pathway to local implementation in ways that are most relevant and useful to their community. Of all generations alive today, the young people who will come of age during the 14 years leading up to 2030, have the most to gain from and the most at stake in, humanity’s collaborative effort to achieve the Global Goals.

Certified Gaia Youth Programmes are invited to become official contributors to UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development.

Gaia Youth Programmes