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Duringthis time, it created and coordinated the Network of Healthy Communities; a network of 150 grassroots groups based in the favelas of Rio and other cities, strengthening their capacity to progress into inclusive development initiatives.
At the same time the network works with various partners to advocate and mobilize resources for health and education equity.
Through the healthy communities collective, CEDAPS has successfully implemented a number of school health and inclusion initiatives, such as "Everybody's School", which has been supportedby the Partnership for Child Development (PCD) and the Inter American Institute on Disability and Inclusive Development (iiDi).
One of the network members, EDUCAP, a very committed organization based in "Favela do Alem" (which has a large community with more than 80,000 inhabitants) was chosen by the British Embassy to host Prince Harry's visit to Brazil in March 2012, and accordingly,to receive a donation for its continued work.
British influence in the history of CEDAPS goes back a long way, including early collaboration in 2006 between the Dreyfus Health Foundation and the Partnership for Child Development to introduce a methodology called "Problem Solving for Better Health" (PSBH).Thissaw health and inclusion promotionof children with disabilities in schools and communities.
Partnerships such as Everybody's School in Complexo do Alem, which Prince Harry visited in March 2012, are examples of what can be accomplished through collaboration,and additionalcontributions such as those from PCD makessuch achievements greater.
Read theoriginal article on Prince Harry's visit to the project on Brazilian news blog Globo.