We are judokas, educators, warriors and volunteers.

The year of 1991 was remarkable in the life of Master Júlio César Lana Jaques. The young man was studying Physical Education at the Federal University of Viçosa and had conquered the dream of becoming a black belt in judo. When everything seemed perfect, a serious car accident tragically changed his life. Júlio fought one of the main fights in his history. He survived and was unable to walk for 3 years. However, in the same accident, his brother Eduardo (Edu) and two other colleagues died.

It took 4 long years of recovery. In this period of much learning and reflection, Mestre Júlio began to give judo classes, in Timóteo-MG, as a volunteer at Fundação Mineira da Criança (Fumic) and Associação de Pais e Mestres (Apae) for about 100 children. In 1995, with the help of family and friend Gleiser Pontes, they created Projeto Ajudôu without any kind of support or encouragement.

Ajudôu is a Non-Governmental Organization, recognized for its public utility at the municipal and state levels. With the support of major partners, more than 35,000 children and adolescents have been assisted with free judo, soccer, futsal, volleyball, basketball, handball and swimming lessons in more than 50 different cities in 6 states.

Our History
  • 1991
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 2002
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022

A remarkable year in the life of our founder Júlio. he survived a serious car accident and he was unable to walk for 3 years. (Look the History in the text above).

Júlio Cesar began teaching judo in Timóteo, as volunteer, at Fundação Mineira da Criança (Fumic) and APAE.

Visit to the project of former Olympic swimming athlete André Lamb.

Visit to the Ajudôu of the superjudoka and Olympic champion Aurélio Miguel. With this great visibility, a partnership was started with the prefecture of Timóteo that lasts until today.

The Ajudôu association was created, an entity, of private, non-profit.

Ajudôu.Org was recognized as a useful institution municipal public service of Timothy.

Ajudôu.Org was recognized as a useful institution state public service in Minas Gerais.

Ajudôu.Org worked exclusively in Timóteo-MG, serving about 300 students a year.

Use of the Federal Sports Incentive Law, expanding work considerably. It started to serve about 750 children and adolescents in 2 cities.

First black belt graduated at Ajudôu.Org - FagnerFernandes.

It started to attend projects by the State Law of Incentive to the Minas Gerais Sport.

Receives funds from the Rotary International Foundation, to the Conflict Mediation and Resolution project.

The NGO gains scale, and starts to serve 4,200 children in 22 cities of Minas Gerais, being that just judo are 1,700 students.

Creation of the Ajudôu Vs Coronavirus campaign that took food to more than 15 thousand people during the Covid-19 pandemic. We won the VOA, Ambev's NGO acceleration program.

We broke through the Minas Gerais border, started to serve projects in Bahia, Espírito Santo and Pará. There were more than 5 thousand students in 37 cities. We were certified by the Doar Seal and the Ambev's PEX-VOA Management, the most relevant in the Third Sector in the Brazil.

In 2022, we served approximately 7,000 children and reached the states of Goiás and São Paulo.

Our Board of Directors
President: Márcio Oliveira Andrade
Vice President: Tasso Coimbra Guerra
1° Secretary: Herivelton Coelho de Melo
2° Secretary: Ãngelo Dominato Neto
1° Treasurer: Denis Furbino Pena
2° Treasurer: Márcio Rosa Barros
Our Fiscal Council
Max Carneiro Pontes
Milton Afonso Ferreira
Rodrigo Silveira Jacome
Our Team
Júlio César Lana Jaques
Founder and Executive Director
Casio Machado Jaques
Founder and Administrative Director
Carlos Henrique Jacques
Founding Student
Márcio Andrade
Technical director
Bruno Granato
Communications and Institutional Relations Director
Dalton Pinheiro
Project Coordinator
Everton Alves
Project Coordinator
Gunter Campos
Project Coordinator
Juan Rachid
Project Coordinator
Amanda Gomes
Accounting auditor
Daniel Gomes
Administrative and Communication Assistant
Galileu Lopes
Administrative manager
Leonardo Puccini
Legal manager
Luana Valeriano
Communication and Social Media
Maíza Andrade
Development Advisor
Tassia Andrade
Administrative assistant
Yngrid Brangança
Alexandre Patrício
Sports Coach
Allyson Bruno
Sports Coach
Bárbara Gabriela
Sports monitor
Betânia Costa
Sports Coach
Bruno Augusto
Sports Coach
Carlos Antônio
Sports Coach
Cristiane Franco
Sports Coach
Daniel Honorato
Sports Coach
Danilo Borges
Sports Coach
Denis Lopes
Sports Coach
Edmilson Soares
Sports Coach
Eliana Gonçalves
Sports Coach
Fábio Pacífico
Sports Coach
Fabio Roberto
Sports Coach
Flávio José
Sports Coach
Frantieska Isabella
Sports Coach
Geraldo Peixoto
Sports Coach
Gustavo Drumond
Sports Coach
Hebert Moreira
Sports Coach
João Pedro
Football Monitor
Joaquim Teodorino
Sports Coach
Júnior de Campos
Sports Coach
Leandro Macedo
Sports Coach
Leandro Alemão
Sports Coach
Lilian Kelle
Sports Coach
Lorena Tereza
Sports Coach
Luciana Rodrigues
Sports Monitor
Maicon Alves
Sports Coach
Marçal Alves
Sports Coach
Marcus Vinícius
Sports Coach
Matheus Barros
Sports Coach
Max Frances
Sports Coach
Narcielle Miranda
Sports Coach
Nikolas Henrique
Sports Coach
Paulo Alexander
Monitor Esportivo
Paulo da Silva
Sports Coach
Rafael Deleaon
Sports Coach
Rafael Felipe
Sports Coach
Rafael Ferreira
Sports Coach
Reinaldo Alessandro
Sports Coach
Renato Afonso
Sports Coach
Renato Gomes
Sports Coach
Ricardo Fagundes
Sports Coach
Rodrigo Alves
Sports Coach
Rodrigo Camelo
Sports Coach
Rodrigo Conceição
Sports Coach
Rodrigo de Assis
Sports Coach
Sérgio Oliveira
Sports Coach
Sidilaine Aparecida
Sports Coach
Thayse Hermógenes
Sports Coach
Wesley Luciano
Sports Coach
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