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Fundação Victor Civita

Fundação Victor Civita is a non-profit entity focused on improving education by recognizing quality educators and encouraging teaching as a profession.

Fundação Victor Civita is a non-profit entity focused on improving education by recognizing quality educators and encouraging teaching as a profession. Created in 1985, its main initiative is the Educador Nota 10 Prize (Grade A Teacher Prize), which recognizes teachers from Early Childhood Education to High School, as well as pedagogical coordinators and school managers from public and private institutions across the country.

Mission

To value basic education teachers and school managers and to disseminate educational practices that help educators face the challenges of our time.

Educador Nota 10 Prize

Created in 1998, the Educador Nota 10 Prize is the main initiative of Fundação Victor Civita. It recognizes teachers from kindergarten through high school, as well as pedagogical coordinators and school managers from all over the Brazil. Thousands of educators, from public and private schools and different areas of knowledge, register their work in each edition of the Prize.

The Selection Academy, composed of Education professionals, specialists in the various disciplines, analyzes all the works received and among them, they choose 50 finalists. The 10 winners – Educadores Nota 10 – are then selected by the same Selection Academy. At the end of the process, a Judging Academy chooses the Educator of the Year.

There have been 20 editions of the Award, in which 221 educators were recognized: teachers and managers. Over R$ 2.58 million (Brazilian Real) were distributed in prizes.

The award-winning works are simple and courageous ideas that reinforce the importance of the learning experience for children, teenagers and adults. The task of keeping them in a good school is an indispensable work for the transformation of this country into a better and more just nation.

MEDIA 

  • Press release Fundação Victor Civita and Varkey Foundation
  • Media kit Educador Nota 10 Prize – 2019 (coming soon)

History of Fundação Victor Civita

Victor Civita and Roberto Civita visiting a school in São Paulo (Brazil)

Victor Civita and Roberto Civita visiting a school in São Paulo (Brazil) (Divulgação/FVC)

Victor Civita was one of the largest entrepreneurs in the country. Born in New York, in the United States, and son of Italians, he founded in 1950 the largest publishing group in Brazil, Editora Abril. In 1985, at the age of 78 and professionally accomplished, “Mr.” Victor, as he was known by the company’s employees, wanted to give back to Brazilians everything he had conquered. On his point of view, “an educated people is a rich and a strong people, because they know how to produce and to prosper”. Moved by this purpose and wanting to contribute to a country where there was a lack of schools, good teachers, encouragement of teaching work or materials to support pedagogical practices, Mr. Victor decided to create a private foundation focused on improving education: the Fundação Victor Civita, a non-profit organization, maintained by the Civita family.

Leadership

Victor Civita signing off on the founding of Fundação Victor Civita, alongside José Mindlin (left)

Victor Civita signing off on the founding of Fundação Victor Civita, alongside José Mindlin (left) (FVC/FVC)

Read the stories and biographies of Fundação Victor Civita’s leaders here

Trustee Council

Get to know the members of Fundação Victor Civita’s Trustee Council here.

Educational Research

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(FVC/FVC)

Between 2007 and 2015, Fundação Victor Civita, through their Educational Studies and Research arm, investigated issues relevant to Brazilian primary education, and disseminated their findings among public policy makers, researchers, institutes, and universities, as well as among voluntary sector organizations focusing on education. Access all  Studies, Research and Special Features  developed by Fundação Victor Civita during this period.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us on fvc@fvc.org.br and premioeducadornota10@fvc.org.br.