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Youth Development


In Brazil, almost one third of the Brazilian population is under the age of 19 and this is one of the core groups that the Rio 2016 Organising Committee is reaching out to in the hope of inspiring and motivating them through the Olympic Games.

Over the last few years, in Rio de Janeiro, many educational activities have already been taking place, with students embracing the Olympic values and ideals. The official Rio 2016 education programme ("TRANSFORMA") was launched on 1 July in Rio de Janeiro and the dedicated TRANSFORMA website has been online since 12 April 2014, providing a whole host of materials that teachers can use in their lesson plans:

The TRANSFORMA programme involves:

  • High-quality educational material for lessons and activities;
  • Encouraging young people to try out new sports and lead a healthy and active lifestyle;
  • Bringing Olympic and Paralympic values to life;
  • Using the Games to promote new learning experiences.

Take a look at some of the Rio 2016 videos (English subtitles available) and see how the spirit of the Rio 2016 Games is already transforming schools.

Taken from – Rio 2016 inspires young people through sport and education

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