Ayrton Senna Institute


We believe that Education is the key to a better world.

For that reason, for over 20 years, inspired by the will of the three-time Formula 1 world champion Ayrton Senna, we have been working to take good quality education to millions of Brazilian children and young people. Our mission is to develop a human being as a whole, preparing them for life in the 21st century in all its aspects. For that purpose, we build the bridge between education and the other sciences to promote the creation of evidence-based educational policies and practices. Based on the main education challenges, identified by public administrators and educators with whom we work on a daily basis, we systematize and validate knowledge that is critical for the advance of our educational agenda, in a work that is tightly connected with the public teaching networks. All knowledge produced is shared with more players through initiatives of education, diffusion, advocacy, technical cooperation and technology transfer. We operate in a network with education professionals, researchers from the various fields of knowledge, other thirdsector organizations, businesspeople and citizens who are engaged in promoting a solid change to the foundations of schools. Our actions are financed by donations, licensing resources and by partnerships with the private sector. Considering our initiatives focused in Elementary and High School, we are in 16 States and more than 570 municipalities,  and benefit more than 1.5 million students per year.