About REMS

The Sport for Social Change Network – SSCN (in Portuguese Rede Esporte pela Mudança Social – REMS) brings together 77 organizations that believes in sport as a human development factor and together achieve more than 100,000 attendings per year.

REMS seeks to bring visibility to the work of the organizations, demonstrating the social impact and the transformative power of sport that inspires people, institutions and governments for health promotion, human development, ethics and citizenship.

Organizations that integrate REMS develops actions related to sport for social transformation, dialoguing with several cross-cutting themes such as culture of peace, human rights, health, family, economic development, diversity, communication, gender, race, ethnicity, environment and people with disabilities inclusion.

REMS was founded by 33 organizations. Check the complete and current list in MEMBERS

REMS values DIVERSITY ​​in its actions and partnerships , therefore, works with the following CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES :

Fomented by Nike and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), REMS – Sport for Social Change Network – was founded simultaneously in Brazil and South Africa, in 2007, by a group of civil society organizations. This initiative inspired the creation of similar networks in United Kingdom and Argentina.

Team: Executive Office

Public relations graduated, specialized in business management and with a Marketing MBA from FGV. More than 10 years of experience with event organization, public relations and communication. Is responsible for the network communication.

Our History

2007 SSCN launch in Brazil and South Africa 2008 1st edition of the Nike Sport for Social Change Award, in order to recognize and support university extension projects that use sport to promote human and social development 2009 I International Week of Sport for Social Change at SESC Santana in São Paulo Workshop on Federal Tax Incentive Law for Sports members, in Brasilia, at UNDP 2010 II International Week of Sport for Social Change at Fundição Progresso in Rio de Janeiro Itinerant educational sports training for low-income communities in South Africa (in partnership with ESPN) Photographers for Hope: partnership with the UN to produce exhibition on the theme of Sport for Social Change Institutional representation in the 3rd National Sports Conference 2011 2nd edition of the Nike Sport for Social Change Award, in order to recognize and support university extension projects that use sport to promote human and social development 2012 1st Participatory Strategic Planning for SSCN with member organizations in São Paulo 10th Match Against Poverty, the first in Brazil, in Partnership with the UNDP SSCN becomes one of the leaders at the Designed toe Move platform 2013 New principles statment and Membership Agreement Participação da REMS do Planejamento Global do Desenhado para o Movimento 1st research of range and social impact indicators among SSCN members Launch of 1st UNDP-SSCN Grant, which sought to stimulate sports among children and young Brazilians in social vulnerability , by conducting teacher training workshops in public schools and the organization of events that integrated the local community 2014 3rd International Week of Sport for Social Change at SESC Consolação in Rio de Janeiro Partnership with US Consulate and Sports United for the Sports for Community Program, hold bu US Government Partnership with Instituto Compartilhar and Finland Embassy for the Muuvit program implementation in Brazil 2015 15th members meeting, held in Brasilia, in partnership with the Ministry of Sports of Brazil PSSCN participation in the inter-ministerial working group for the National Sports System development Participation in the campaign for the renewal of the Sports Incentive Law SSCN was a finalist in the Award for Transparency and Public Supervision, from the House of Representatives, in the "Civil Society" category 2016 Launch of 2nd UNDP-SSCN Grant, with the aim of forming multipliers innovative educational methodologies using sport for human development 1st Institutional Video of SSCN 4th International Week of Sport for Social Change at Fundição Progresso at Rio de Janeiro 2017 10th SSCN Anniversary