The Lemann Foundation is a non-profit organization, created in 2002 by Brazilian entrepreneur Jorge Paulo Lemann. We work to enhance the quality of public education in Brazil, with a focus on guaranteeing that every student learns.
Our goal is to enable the country to offer high level education for all. We want to contribute in targeted areas so that each and every one of the Brazilian students can learn effectively.
In order to achieve these goals, the Foundation adopted the following strategies:
Investing in innovation to promote large scale change:
To simply enhance what already exists will not improve learning at the speed that is needed. By wagering on innovation, the Foundation is seeking ideas and solutions to help teachers and school managers increase student learning. We believe innovation is more than about debating hardware for schools, and that with technology
Designing and implementing programs that will enhance the management of education and teacher efficacy:
We have observed the positive results of training strong leaders. In 2011, we began to update the courses we offer to public school managers, so they stimulate teachers to get even closer to the classroom and have student learning be the main focus. We also started to offer a teacher training program based on planning and classroom management techniques.
Carrying out and funding educational research and spreading the results:
Partner with some of the best universities in the world, the Lemann Foundation believes that top level research is fundamental to guarantee a high level public debate on education. However, simply having reliable data is not enough. We seek to spread the results to those who make decisions and influence public policy in the sector
Investing in talent engaged with transforming Brazil:
Excellent ideas and projects will only produce results at scale when they are led by qualified professionals who think big. To train such leaders, the Lemann Fellowship Program offers study grants to people who are committed to finding solutions to the enormous social challenges in Brazil. We also invest in creating a network among these Fellows, helping them attain key positions in the public and private sectors.
|Council||Secretary to the Board|
Jorge Paulo Lemann – President
Prof. Dr. Peter Nobel
|Dr. Christoph Peter|
Denis Mizne – CEO
Anna Laura Schmidt
Every year, the Lemann Foundation reports its activities to friends, partners and society in general. The texts are available for download.
To gain access to a report, select below the year to be consulted. To visualize or print the archive in PDF, an Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed in your computer. If you still do not have the software, a free version is available for download on www.adobe.com