Instituto DARA



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Vera Cordeiro: Ideas and Social Entrepreneurship

Start of the work at Lagoa Hospital

Department of Psychosomatics of Lagoa Hospital is created

Promotion of the integrated view of the patient in a public hospital

The idea of perceiving the vicious cycle is born

Dara Institute (Saúde Criança) is established

Vera Cordeiro is elected Ashoka Fellow, with the support of Cindy Lessa, Bill Drayton, and João Cláudio

Ashoka Event. Contato Mckinsey – Comandatuba/Bahia. Presented by André Lara Resende (BNDES – Brazilian Development Bank)

States of the World Forum Lecture (first international lecture in the USA)

The group and Dra. Ruth Cardoso (the then-first lady of Brazil) visit the UN Headquarter

Vera Cordeiro is elected Avina Leader

Vera Cordeiro is elected Social Entrepreneur by the Schwab Foundation

Lecture at the World Economic Forum – Davos

Lecture at Fiesp in partnership with White Martins

“Governance for Social Projects” (“Governança para Projetos Sociais”) Course. Inspiration for the Equity Fund. Harvard University

Vera Cordeiro is assigned advisor at Path: a Catalyst for Global Health 2005 – 2011

Ranked by Forbes Magazine as the most influential woman in the Health Sector in Brazil

Start of the partnership with the Úrsula Zindel Hilti Foundation

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship – England

World Economic Forum on Latin America – Chile

Contributions Committee Meeting in Buenos Aires

Lecture at the 7th Global Social Entrepreneurs Summit – Zurich

Lecture at the Young Presidents Organization – Miami USA

Partnership with Avina. Methodology as public policy in Belo Horizinte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Lecture at the Global Forum for Research, as Avina guest, in Cuba

Lecture with Muhammad Yunus, at Vivo Rio. 3o International Forum on Communication and Sustainability

The 2010 Clinton Global Initiative Meeting, in the EUA

Talk at TEDxRio – Talk at TEDxVila Madá

“50 Stars in Seriously Long Term Innovation” volans and JWT

The documentary “Who Cares?”, directed by Mara Mourão and featuring Vera Cordeiro is released

Lecture at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in the USA

Innovations for Health: Solution that Cross Borders Ashoka ChangeMakers

Article about Dara Institute (Saúde Criança) published by the Huffington Post and by the The New York Times

Lecture “The Global Philanthropy Forum”, California (USA)

Map of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Lecture, Lisbon

Lecturre at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

Amil Odete Freitas – Battery Powered Award Lecture, San Francisco (USA)

The Wellbeing Project, California (USA)

Lecture at the Skoll Forum UK, London (England)

The Wellbeing Project – Marrocos

Lecture at the Brazilian Pact for Early Childhood, in the National Justice Council of Brazil (SP)

Lecture at Pontifical Catholic University-Rio de Janeiro

Diálogos no Rio (Dialogs in Rio) Lecture, at Casa Firjan, with Armínio Fraga, Miguel Lago, and Rubem César Fernandes

Lecture at the Planetary (Rio de Janeiro), with Eugênio Scannavino Netto (Saúde e Alegria Project)

Open Class. Unisinos Lecture

Lecture Early Childhood Challenges in the Covid-19 Pandemic. Frente Parlamentar da Primeira Infância (Parliamentary Front for Early Childhood)

Catalyst 2030 Lecture. Health


Women of the Year Award – Sesc (Social Service of Commerce)

50th Anniversary Award – Sesi/RJ/DN

Tiradentes Medal by the Legislative Assembly of the State Government of Rio de Janeiro

Prêmio Bem Eficiente (“Very Efficient Award”). Kanitz e Associados

Prêmio Dose de Vida (“Dose of Life Award”). Laboratório Aché

UBS Visionaris Award

Abrinq Criança Award

Skoll Foundation Award. International recognition and credibility

Orilla Axé Award for Social Responsibility. Afroreggae

Prêmio ODM Brasil (“ODM Brazil Award”). Federal Government of Brazi

6th Annual World Health Care Congress (most innovative health project)

Prêmio Mulher Destaque BPW Rio (“BPW Rio Outstanding Woman Award”)

Prêmio Mais Saúde (“More Health Award”). Ashoka Changemakers

Rio Pride Award. O Dia Newspaper

ALAS- BID. ALAS Foundation and the Inter-American Development Bank

Featured in the 100 best NGOs in the world. Global Journal. 1st of Latin America and 38th in the world

Prêmio Todo Extra (“Todo Extra Award”), from Extra Newspaper

IBEF Sustentabilidade (IBEF Sustainability). IBE of Finance

GHC-GBC Health Business Action Award

Best Community Investment Initiative. Global Health Council and GBC Health

Social Responsibility Award of the Barra Press Association

21st most influential NGO in the world. Global Geneva

Medalha Símbolo de Legião de Honra do presidente JK (“Legion of Honor Medal of President”). Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro

Most influential NGO in Latin America. Ranked 19 by NGO Advisor

Featuring in the “Society, Science and Health” Category. Prêmio faz diferença (“Making a Difference Award”) – O Globo Newspaper

Best NGOs in Brazil Award. Época Magazine

Hebraica Award. Outstanding Women.

Most influential NGO in Latin America and 19th in the world. NGO Advisor

República Award

Most influential NGO in Latin America and 21st in the world. NGO Advisor

Best NGOs in Brazil Award. Época Magazine

Most influential NGO in Latin America and 21st in the world. NGO Advisor

ONG mais influente da América Latina e 21ª posição no mundo – NGO Advisor (Atualmente thedotgood)

ONG mais influente da América Latina e 20ª posição no mundo – NGO Advisor (Atualmente thedotgood)

2022 Social Leadership Award – Brazil Foundation

Prêmio Melhores ONGs do Brasil – Instituto O  Mundo que Queremos / Instituto Doar / Ambev VOA

Sustentainability and partnerships

Dr. Luiz Carlos. Former director of Hospital da Lagoa and first adviser of the Dara Institute

Raffled a bed sheet as the first source of fundraising

Paulo Roberto Ayala Cordeiro: First major donor

Unimed: First corporate sponsor

Ashoka. International recognition and credibility

Partnership with Herbert de Souza (Betinho)

The godmother project (Projeto Madrinha) was created. Designed by Cordélia Gaensly

First institutional videos with Betinho and actor Tony Ramos

The Hook (Anzol) project was created. Designed by Horst Gaensly

Pro Bono Consulting: Mckinsey

Non-refundable donation. BNDES. Increase in the number of families supported. Structuring and expansion of staff.

Agreement signed with the Federal Government to remain in Parque Lage. Made possible by Cristina and Eduardo Eugênio Gouveia Vieira

Fundaraising dinner. Arminio Fraga and Luciana Fraga. Presence of Dr. Ruth Cardoso [former First Lady]

Avina: Recognition and strengthening. Matched funds. Vera Cordeiro and Marta Scodro

Founded the legal sector by Laura Gaensly

Schwab Foundation: International recognition and credibility

White Martins becomes a sponsor

Created the Communication area

Created the profession and income program

Lecture at the World Economic Forum – Davos

Lecture at Fiesp. Partnership with White Martins

Partnership with Johnson & Johnson

Charity concert to celebrate 15 years of Saúde Criança. Sofitel

Ursula Zindel Hilti Foundation. Support for expansion and replication of the methodology

The Saúde Criança para Sempre heritage fund was created. Made possible by Cristina Gouveia Vieira, Manuela Solleiro and Vera Cordeiro

Rede Saúde Criança is made official with institutions that use the methodology

ASC’s methodology is replicated by 24 other institutions

The methodology was implemented at CRAS in Belo Horizonte. Made possible by Marta Scodro, Vera Cordeiro and Rui Marroig

Concert to celebrate 20th anniversary. Vivo Rio venue

Partnership with Maternidade Maria Amélia Buarque de Holanda

5th place in the Skoll Crowdrise

Consultancy for Ministry of Citizenship initiated

Brazil Foundation becomes a sponsor

Project with Criança Esperança approved

Comida Carioca project approved at the State Secretariat for Culture and Creative Economy

Growth and expansion

First volunteers in the Stables of Parque Lage

First logo created

Founded the institution Reviver. First replication of the methodology

Over the years the model has been replicated in 24 public hospitals

Ressurgir, Refazer, and Reagir Institutions founded

First internal audit by Arthur Andersen

Recognition as an organization of federal public utility

The Profession Project is created by Renato Gaensly

New logo created

Resistance in Parque Lage. the expulsion process takes place and support is offered in tents and containers

New headquarters in Parque Lage inaugurated

Recriar is founded by a mother supported by the project

Friends of Renascer founded in New York (USA)

Book “How to change the World”, by David Bornstein, with a chapter on ASC launched

New Casa das Oficinas headquarters inaugurated. Jardim Botânico neighborhood (Rio de Janeiro)

1st Saúde Criança Renascer Forum

Anniversary logo created

2nd Saúde Criança Renascer Forum

Organizations Florescer, ASC Porto Alegre, Repensar, Saúde Criança Ilha, and Responder created

3rd Saúde Criança Renascer Forum

Organizations Recontar, ASC Florianópolis, Reunir, ASC São José dos Campos, and ASC Goiânia created

Implemented the methodology as a public policy in the city of Belo Horizonte

New logo created

Changed name to Associação Saúde Criança

Saúde Criança social franchise launched

ASC founded in São Paulo

Lecture at the World Economic Forum RJ

20 years of Instituto Dara (Saúde Criança)
Awarding of trophies
New logo created

New PAF system implemented

Social franchise with headquarters + 11 units

Documentary “Quem se Importa” (Who Cares) released

Research: Proof of long-term impact. Georgetown University

Start selling Dara Institute (Saúde Criança) products over the internet

“Doe um Sorriso” (Donate a Smile) Campaign

Center of Excellence inaugurated

New headquarters inaugurated in Botafogo (RJ)

New logo created

Rebranding process initiated

Sequence of the rebranding process. Choice of new name: Dara Institute: Health and Human Development

One Hand Washes the Other campaign created Instituto Dara launched

Created the new logo of Instituto Dara

Criada a nova logomarca do Instituto Dara

‘Enough: poverty is not normal’ campaign launched

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