Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
The story depicts the first project of ASID. The Escola Alternativa principle imagined that we would pay their debts and bring about reform to build a new block, so as to eliminate the waiting list. The first step was to align expectations and explain that we would not do it, but would teach them how to get there. Then there was the application of a diagnostic to assess what the problems were. This alone has generated a productive self-reflection. From there we seek an investor for the project company, which lasted about 18 months, according to the critical situation of the institution. The last step is the continuous process of annual reapplication of diagnosis. The school eliminated R $ 70,000.00 in debt and avoided closure.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Between Jan/2010 and Jul/2014 we have impacted the management of 24 institutions in three Brazilian states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.
Together the impacted institutions serve more than 3,500 people and has more than 1,000 professionals.
Through corporate volunteer programs and with the participation of 750 volunteers reforms were carried out in 12 institutions - through the Mão na Massa program, and in some of them was generated increase in the number of vacancies. The volunteers also participated in teaching classes to managers of institutions - Programa Capacita, of which seven editions have been held with the managers of 21 schools.
With the annual reapplication diagnosis can realize improvements in the areas: financial (financial controls), marketing, human resources, social impact, fundraising (increase and diversification) and leadership.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
In Brazil it is estimated that there are 4,000 institutions that serve 199,656 students in Special Schools (School Census, 2010). In Curitiba / PR there is a waiting list of 1,800 people.
Currently we are present in three Brazilian states in 2014 and still want to achieve more 2. Within 5 years we will be present in 15 states, and planning for 10 years from now is to be in at least 2 countries.
The objective is that in the long run our diagnostic tool, the IDEE, becomes from the government for review and directing resources to the institutions.