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Vanessa Tenório

Vanessa Tenório

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

HundrED lähettiläs

Sustainability Educator, Researcher & Designer; Brazilian HundrED Ambassador, Facilitator & Contributor; Worldwide Connecter, 2+ Year World Traveller (with a purpose!); Explored +30 countries on 4 continents (and counting!); Learnt from +40 innovative schools on 16 countries; 8+ years loving in action as a Local & Global Volunteer.

About me

I am a dreamer and lover of mother earth from Rio de Janeiro/Brazil who started a journey around the world in March 2017. My plan is to travel for five years (one year in each continent) visiting innovative schools and sustainable/spiritual communities, learning in practice as a volunteer and exploring the world in a transformative way.

My purpose is to co-create a free sustainable school in Brazil that will be for all, specially for poor people, based on Gaia Education principles.  

I have spent much of the past two years in Europe, Asia and Oceania living at ecovillages and working as a volunteer for impact sustainable communities, NGOs, social and educational projects across the globe, learning and sharing experiences about Education and Sustainability. 

Passionate about Education, Nature and simple lifestyle, I am grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact for a better world.

Cooperated with +10 global social projects

Volunteered for +20 sustainable communities on 14 countries

I also have over 20 years’ worth of experience, at big engineering companies and multinational industries, assisting executives as a Human Resources & Quality Manager in organizational development.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

Because I am fully connected to the purpose to help every child flourish.

How can education support students to flourish?

Offering an environment where they can feel free and choose what they want to learn by themselves, organically.

What role does innovation play in education change?

“Our actions, however small they may seem, are capable of changing the world. In every moment, we make life choices. If we connect to the planet and to others, we will be a bridge to a sustainable future. Each one of us makes our own Tomorrow. And together we make ours – the Tomorrows we want.” Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro / Brazil

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

  1. Green Educator Course - Bali, Indonesia: they are a community of learners making our world sustainable. I have lived with them for almost two months and could experienced it in practice. 
  2. Initiative for Peace - Singaporebecause it is a movement that aims to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.
  3. Project Everyone World's Largest Lesson - United Kingdon: this innovation introduces the Sustainable Development Goals to children and young people everywhere and unites them in action.

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

  1. Ayni School - Guaporé, Brazil: is the result of a 3 year research, hours of volunteering, and knowledge exchange with educators from all over the globe. Ayni was designed and formulated to be a place of reference, inspiration, transformation, education, and sustainability. A place of learning and expression for children, parents, educators, and the community. A motivational place where everyone can experience concepts of a more conscious society, where children feel welcome to express their true potential, and adults have the opportunity to reconnect with their inners selves.
  2. Gaia School - Brasília, Brazil: Gaia Education was created by a group of educators called "GEESE"- Global Ecovillage Educators for a Sustainable Earth - who have been meeting over a series of workshops in order to formulate their transdisciplinary approach to education for sustainability.
  3. Anchor Project - Cotia, Brazil: NGO + School + Learning Community = Social Change. Their mission is to transform education and develop citizens aware of their ability to collectively build a fair, balanced and sustainable society.

Projetos educacionais inovadores pelo Mundo
Educação inovadora no mundo ⋆ Voe Nessa
10 Projetos Educacionais destaques em Sustentabilidade no mundo ⋆ Voe Nessa
Cidades que são amigas das crianças