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Segundo Tempo

Brazilian Ministry of Sport


The Segundo Tempo programme offers multiple experiences through sports activities and implements sport education for children, adolescents and youth, aimed at improving life skills.

25 states across Brazil
Organisation Brazilian Ministry of Sport
Start-end date
2003 – ongoing
Target group age
6-20 years old
Over 6 million participants since 2003
Partners and NGOs
Various federal government agencies, State Governments, counties
Key facts
Over 75% of participants showed an improvement in self-esteem, communication skills, social life and family life; and greater interest in school activities, improvement in school performance and/or health; and a reduction of exposure to social risks was observed.
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The Segundo Tempo programme was created by the Brazilian Ministry of Sport with the aim of promoting the practice and benefits of sports in school environments. The programme focuses on the development of life skills of children, adolescents and youth with the aim of improving their quality of life. It primarily targets groups located in areas of social vulnerability. Participants are selected without any distinction or discrimination based on gender, race/ethnicity, religion or sexuality. Since 2003, the programme has reached over 6 million people across Brazil, and in the coming years, it hopes to further expand the number of participants and to triple the number of cities that are currently involved.


Multi-sector collaboration and support

Segundo Tempo is made possible through different partnerships. It aims at generating new jobs for physical education and sport professionals in the respective local areas, and improve sports infrastructure in the public school system in the country.

Decentralised operations

The local institutions are invited to participate in the planning and execution of their programmes so that the programmes are more attractive and specific to the beneficiaries.

Brazilian Ministry of Sport

Promote sport and physical activity

The programme keeps children occupied and active by offering multiple experiences and sports activities which help them to improve their own self-development. The programme also seeks to implement sport in schools to improve the interaction of children, adolescents and youth with each other. The target participants are primarily enrolled in public schools.

Support active societies

The implementation of activities in schools, public and private places, either with activities before or after school, ensures that the existing infrastructure is leveraged and that its worth is valued by the community.

Improve public health and well-being

The programme provides learning opportunities through sport and recreation. This helps to keep children, adolescents and young people occupied for long periods off the streets throughout the day which will help them to stay safe and at the same time provide them with opportunities for development, therefore contributing to a better society.


The programme is communicated through a mix of different channels, including various websites and social media platforms.


The programme is evaluated using a System Monitoring and Assessment Programme. The system is based on a survey that collects operational aspects of the programmes, and constructs and validates indicators of efficiency, effectiveness and impact. A publication with the results is then produced.

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