Strengthening Third Sector Operational Capacity through an Information System Project in Brazil
is a consensus among those who study poverty in Brazil that one of its
main characteristics is its correlation with the presence of children in
the family. As a result, when considering the age of individuals, the
proportion of poor declines as age increases: for a proportion of poor
estimated at 35% of the population as a whole, the proportion of poor
reaches its highest level among children less than four years of age
(54.5%), declining monotonically until the 60 year-old-and-over age
bracket (15.9%)” (Excerpt from the report).
to meet this need, this project was developed to create and implement a
computerized framework to guarantee that a larger number of children and
teenagers benefit from actions that contribute to the defense of their
rights and the improvement of their quality of life.
grantee, FADC (Fundação ABRINQ pelos Direitos da Criança), was created
in 1990 as a non-profit organization associated to the Brazilian
Association of Toy Manufacturers (Associação Brasileira de Fabricantes
de Brinquedos -ABRINQ) and its reputation has grown thanks to its policies
focusing on the health and education needs of children.