History of ENFF

  • Posted on: 10 January 2011
  • By: admin

The Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes (ENFF) was born out of a desire to think, plan, organize and develop political and ideological training for MST's activists and leaders, as well as for the working class.  A school that is many schools, ENFF is a physical space beyond geographical limits, facilitating the development and implementation of educational programs throughout Brazil.

The Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes opened in 2005 and functioned since 1999 carrying out and coordinating formal and informal courses in training centers in several states. The school campus construction began in 2000 using soil cement (adobe construction) and today, a beautiful campus in Guararema (SP) was built through Voluntary Work Brigades from settlements and encampments throughout the country, In 2005, Oscar Niemayer, an internationally renowned Brazilian architect and recipient of the 2004 MST "Land Struggle Award" agreed to design the Auditorium Building that is now part of the complex. Since the campus' inauguration in January 2005, more than 10,000 social movement activists have participated in programs and activities carried out by the school.


For a 15 minute video on ENFF, in Portuguese and Spanish with English subtitles click here: