Instituto Ayrton Senna is a non-profit organization that researches and produces knowledge to improve the quality of education, in large scale.

Founded in 1994, as the dream of Ayrton Senna, a three-time world Formula 1 champion, the Institute works to develop the potential of new generations and benefits students to be successful at school in order to be able to respond to the professional, economic, cultural and political demands of the 21st century.

The Institute prepares more than 60,000 teachers and managers every year, and almost 2 million children and young people benefit directly from the work of these teachers, who are trained by the organization, in more than 1300 municipalities in various regions in Brazil.

Funded by its own resources, besides donations and private initiative partnerships, the Institute provides to public administration, free of charge, management services of the educational process. This process includes diagnosis, planning, training of managers and educators, development of innovative pedagogical and technological solutions, all linked with the purpose of promoting a full education to the entire development of children and young people in their multiple competencies.

Due to significant results of its technologies and well-succeeded practices, the Institute has become a benchmark in the development of public policies.

For the recognizable production and the spread of knowledge and solutions to human development, the Institute has been granted by UNESCO, since 2004, a Chair in Education and Human Development, and collaborates directly so that Brazil reaches the goals proposed by UN to provide basic education to all children and young people up to 2015.

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