Cidade Escola Ayni
Guaporé - Brazil
At the age of 30, Thiago sold all his belongings to explore the world, on a quest for self-discovery, and to find a purpose for the years to come. His first stop was Bhutan, a small country at the foot of the Himalayas, where he volunteered for the Royal Government. From there he continued his journey, and in September 2011, a year after starting his travels, he came across a primary school educational project in Cuzco, Peru. While there, he realized that he mission would finally come into action. After living and volunteering for 8 months in Cuzco, he gathered his things and went off once again, but this time with a sense of purpose, a clear goal: to visit alternative educational projects, learn and soak in these visionary concepts, and implement these methods in Brazil. In September 2013 he set off on a trip to Alaska, USA, and from there embarked on an 8-month motorcycle adventure throughout the Americas, visiting a total of 40 educational projects. Ayni School is the result of this thorough research, hours of volunteering, and knowledge exchange with educators from all over the globe.