The Citizen Tattame project, sponsored by Vale and WEG through the Federal Sports Incentive Law and organized by the Ramacrisna Institute, will benefit 50 individuals directly and 250 individuals indirectly.
Children and teenagers starting at eight years old participate in judo activities that not only have a sportive aspect but also aid in the individual’s overall development and their formation for citizenship and leisure. The activities are free of charge.
The project includes Educational Sports, which are practiced in an unsystematic education form, avoiding selectivity and hyper-competitiveness among its practitioners.
Classes will occur three times a week and last for 1 hour.
Validity: march . 2023 to maarch . 2024
Judo in the Development of the Citizen
Judo is a centennial sport that goes beyond self-defense and physical development. It aids in intellectual development, self-confidence, patience, self-control, sociability, respect for others, responsibility with material and non-material culture.
Free access to sports activities provides social inclusion, democratization, and generates opportunities for participants to discover their unknown or undervalued abilities and aptitudes, consequently leading to their self-appreciation, recognizing themselves as active and participating members within their social group.
Besides promoting sports practice, integrating, inserting, and socializing people, and discovering new talents, the project will contribute to the fight against drug use, alcohol consumption, and violence.
Achievements in Judo
Judo athletes from the Ramacrisna Institute have been standing out in national championships, winning different titles. In 2023, they participated in championships such as the Minas Gerais Student Games (JEMG) – in which they competed with more than 7 thousand athletes from 810 cities in Minas Gerais and brought home four gold, one silver and five bronze medals. The competition also resulted in four classifications to compete in the national stage of the competition.
In the Betim Judo Cup, which was attended by more than a thousand athletes from all over the country, students from the Ramacrisna Institute won 16 gold medals, six silver medals and four bronze medals – standing out in the competition.
At the Brazilian School Games (JEBs), three students represented Betim and won a bronze medal – the first victory for an athlete from the city in the competition.