Iko Poran is a non-profit organization, with no political or religious affiliation. We are founded on the principles of democracy, peace, citizen’s rights, human rights, and non-discrimination on the basis of belief, race, color, age, sexual orientation or gender.
Iko Poran has as its purpose the fight against all forms of social exclusion, providing national and international volunteer placements in various areas, notably the environment, education, health, the arts, culture and science. Our programs help, directly and indirectly, provide social assistance to children and young adults, and to social groups at risk of social exclusion, promoting their citizenship and social integration.
Iko Poran operates in partnership with many Brazilian NGOs and works with them to design programs which better serve their communities.
The programs provide training for volunteers and communities, generating income and employment. We do this in a transparent and ethical manner, sharing significant revenues with our partner organizations.
The exchange of experiences is one of the main objectives of the programs, to strengthen cultural understanding and to open new horizons for volunteers and communities alike.
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To implement development projects and international volunteer programs that make a positive impact on local organizations, promoting intercultural exchanges and strengthening a constant and growing number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Brazil.
To make a significant contribution to society by helping all Brazilians enjoy the right to live in a fair and equal society and share a part of Brazil's social heritage.
Luis Felipe Murray
Coordinator General and Executive Secretary
Sergio Perim Junior
Vice President and Financial Director
Carlos Vinicius Daumas Rocha
(Artistic Director at the Crescer e Viver Social Program)
Marine Helene Erica Fleury Savoret
Relationship Management Director
Priscila Tufani de Carvalho Raposo Carneiro
Coordinator for German Volunteers
Coordinator for French Volunteers
Márcia Florêncio de Souza
Coordinator Administrative of the Grupo Cultural Afro Reggae.
Dyonne Chaves Boy
Coordinator General of the Grupo Cultural Jongo da Serrinha
Bruno Ricardo Costa Ayres
Coordinator General of the Portal do Voluntário
Dirk Diethelm Hegmanns
Coordinator General in Brazil of the United Nations Volunteers
Heloisa Maria Martins Coelho
Executive Director of RIOVOLUNTARIO
José Pereira de Oliveira Junior
Coordinator Executive of the Grupo Cultural Afro Reggae
Otoniel José Mosaner Niccolini
Researcher at CENPEC (UNICEF - Itaú Social)
Tânia Guimarães Omena
President of the Associação Brasileira de Bacharéis em Turismo
Founder and Director of MNC - Management and Control, Corporative Tourism Consultants
Donald Thomas (In memoriam)
Diolinda Xavier da Silva Prado (In memoriam)
Gina Van Dijk
Jaakko Tammela Junio