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Who we are

With over 50 thousand students having classes in 336 education centers distributed through 280 municipalities in the state of São Paulo, the Projeto Guri is considered to be the largest social and cultural program of Brazil. Ever since 1995 it has continually been offering courses of musical theory and initiation, choir singing and string, percussion and woodwind instruments during the non-school hours. That has been the main action the Social Organization Sustenidos has been coordinating, whose mission is to promote, with excellence, musical education and the collective practice of music, taking into account the human development of generations in upbringing.

An incentive of the government of the State of São Paulo, the Projeto Guri is currently administrated by two social organizations linked to the State Secretariat of Culture. There are about 370 Guri Center distributed in the interior and along the coast of the state, with more than 35 thousand guris, which are directed by Social Organization Sustenidos, while the management of the units from the capital, with more than 12 thousand guris, is done by the Santa Marcelina Social Organization of Culture. The shared management structure of the Projeto Guri answers to a resolution of the Secretariat that regulates partnerships between the government and legal entities of private right for actions in the cultural area.

The Social Organization Sustenidos is the new name of the Amigos do Projeto Guri. It’s a specialist in public policy management of culture, was credited as the best social organization of culture in 2018 –  the award is the biggest recognition of the third sector in Brazil and was created to value organizations philanthropic practices that deserve special mention for the excellent management practices and transparency.