Key achievement

Empowering young people in Bahia since 2003

Instituto Fazer Acontecer

Network Member

Instituto Fazer Acontecer (IFA) was founded in 2003 with the aim of providing young people in the Brazilian State of Bahia the opportunity to participate in society and develop their personal skills. The organisation’s name says everything one needs to know: Fazer Acontecer - Make It Happen! Through sports-oriented educational activities, the organisation helps making young low-income families become agents of their own role in society.

IFA uses sports to share values such as teamwork, discipline, solidarity, respect and social commitment, and to deal with different issues, such as drug abuse, violence, sexuality and the environment. The organisation aims to promote equal participation of boys and girls in all activities.

IFA is also committed to positively influencing public sports policy in Bahia. Many local governments have already integrated programmes of IFA in their educational policies.


For the latest images from IFA, check out the organisation's Flickr account.



Social Topics

Peace Building
Social Integration
Youth leadership


Instituto Fazer Acontecer
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