In 2014, in order to find a sustainable business model for their Innovation Center in the favela Vila Nova Esperança, Caos Focado started a course to teach Social Innovation with a part of the revenues going towards keeping the center running.
After the adoption of some schools with this Course, we realized a huge demand to foster innovation at Brazilian schools using maker-spaces. So, we created an institution called Nave à Vela which developed a curriculum to elementary and high schools that engages social emotional learning (soft skills) using engineering, design and entrepreneurship tools inside of makerspaces in the schools.
Currently, we have provided our services to more than 20 schools impacting more than 3 thousand students in 2017. Our goal for 2018 is to achieve 15.000 students.