Galpão Aplauso promotes the training of young people for the job market through a humanistic, innovative, technical, ethical and creative methodology.



Young people (17 to 29 years old) with low schooling and no professional training.


Young people in families led by a women.


Adolescents with learning difficulties and low development in pragmatic relationships: school and work.


The Education for Employment Method developed by Galpão Aplauso innovates in the socio-affective perception of learning that occurred in early childhood and advances in pragmatic results, giving thousands of young people the possibility of a more dignified life through their insertion in the productive market.

This Method deals with the trajectory of the house (socially affective world) to the street (socially pragmatic world).


Stimulates the practice of reflection and develops concentration.

Presents and uses the formal instruments (intellectual/pragmatic) of knowledge.

Levels basic knowledge.

Qualifies human relationships.

Uses dynamics as a socio-affective learning tools.

Provides quality cultural programming.

Provides humanistic content.

Encourages the observation of values and virtues in contemporary society.


Socioeconomic impact

Evaluation of the behavioral and socioeconomic impact on the lives of young students, alumni and their families.

Work and consumer market

Evaluation of the impact of significant employability, including this population in the productive market and, consequently, in the consumer market.


A proposition for the distribution of wealth (education and work) in replace to the distributon of income.


Thousands of low-income youth, between 17 and 29 years old, have already enjoyed our humanistic and professional training in professional workshops for the infrastructure and services industry. Complementary activities, such as dance, dance, music, visual arts and circus classes reinforcement of Portuguese and Math and the discipline Valores & Virtudes help to compose the training of these young people for the job market.

For three years, between 2011 and 2013, Galpão Aplauso was evaluated by international bodies and studies showed a general index of employability of 64% in the first five months after students entered the job market. Over the 16 years of the project, our average employability indicator is 71%.


Students increase their income by about 46%, five months after completing the course and entering the job market. 

Galpão Aplauso had a significant impact on its sponsors. For every 5.3 million reais invested in the Galpão Aplauso Method, 10.9 million reais are produced in the local economy where young people circulate. 

The employment indicators of Galpão Aplauso in the formal economy represent 4 times the highest result ever obtained by a project financed by the IDB / FOMIN.

Galpão Aplauso participates for the 9th consecutive year in the International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM) - held in Brazil by FGV. The program's creator, Dr. Henry Mintzberg, after knowing the project, invited Galpão Aplauso to receive participants annually for the closing class.


The administrative council, the fiscal council and the executive board of Galpão Aplauso share the functions of directing, supervising and executing the organization's actions in all its segments, guaranteeing transparency with its sponsors regarding investments and compliance with the other terms provided for in a contract agreed between the parties.

Galpão Aplauso also works with the issuance of quarterly reports, with full availability and financial statement related to the rendering of accounts of any of its projects. When adopting these practices, Galpão Aplauso is aware of its transparency towards its sponsors and civil society.


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I begin by saying how grateful I am for my time as a student at Galpão Aplauso. It was a huge learning cycle that made me develop even more issues of daily life and society. Returning fifteen years later as an artistic instructor only shows how the project trains us not only to be artists, but to be good citizens.

Filippe Neri

Student of Galpão Aplauso's first class and current Drama teacher

It was a surprise for me. A friend talked a lot about the opportunities Galpão Aplauso could offer. The strong point is that, regardless of everything, we learn that we can always get past what happens outside. Life is not easy, we have to look for the best of ourselves.

Raabe Roque


The starting point is that Galpão Aplauso helped me pursue my dreams. I love being here, and I feel it will give me great opportunities in life. Whenever I bring up an idea, even if it may seem crazy, I always have the incentive to accomplish it and make it possible. Everything is possible, it only takes courage and determination.

Gustavo do Nascimento Silva


Galpão Aplauso is the place where I can express myself the way I want, doing what I like. A place of opportunity. I meet friends from all over the city here. Living far from the city center, is really cool to be close to everything: I can get out of here and visit museums, theaters, sights and learn more about Rio. It helps me channel my energy into something productive.

Renan Correa de Sá Moura

Former student

Galpão Aplauso is a wonderland! Here I have the freedom to be who I am. I have space to do what I love and say what I want, as long as I am aware that I don't invade other's space. As we coexist with diversity, it takes me out of the comfort zone, since I come from a place where most people are like me.

Jorge Lucas Nascimento Sousa

Former student