Our work was born in 1978 in a small thatch hut built by volunteers, in one of the most distant and needy communities in the City of Campinas / SP.
The actions were carried out by a team of volunteers, whose objective was to contribute to the potential development of children, adolescents and young people, enabling the discovery of their skills and make possible their social reality transformation.
In the beginning, the activities took a place only on Saturdays, involving the community and volunteering,offering them classes in yoga, handicrafts, arts and sports. In less than a year, there were already more than 50 young volunteers working, educating more than 300 people.
In 1987 it officially became a Foundation, promoting the human being's ethical education for life. Today, more than 600 children, adolescents, young people and their families are served in 03 units, located in an area of high social vulnerability.
Our service, until today, exceeds more than 52 thousand people who have benefited from this work, recognized by the communities and by the Organization's partners as a differential in the human formation of those served.
The Eufraten Foundation was founded by Paulo Zabeu de Sousa Ramos, at the time, a young man of 20 years old, a law student, determined to know himself and share his learning with hundreds of low-income people and a dedicated team of volunteers.
Over these years, Dr. Paulo became a lawyer, writer, philosopher, researcher of human behavior and educator. He built Heulosofia - The Science of SelfKnowledge, which synergistically integrates Philosophy, Psychology and Pedagogy offering everyone practical tools so that they can discover their productive potential, always working, for the good of the whole.
Today, at the age of 70, his dedication, seriousness and productive movement for the good of all are examples that motivate us to continue educating and transforming lives.
Through his edifying hands and examples, he created the project “Building with your own hands” where together we build learning environments for our children, all inspired by greek architecture.
Due to the nobility of his work, he received several public recognitions, among them, the Commander and International Chancellor of Cultural Merit Carlos Gomes, for his achievements in the Education area, Philanthropy and Human Development and as Consul by ABFIP - UN - Brazilian Association of International Forces of UN Peace, designed to reward and revere the cult of the noble attributes of those who have practiced meritorious and uplifting actions in the name of the Brazilian homeland.