The communities we work with in Rio de Janeiro
The city of Rio de Janeiro or the Marvelous City, is known as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Rio is well-known for its beaches, the legendary ´Girl from Ipanema´, its futebol, Cristo Redentor and of course, its spectacular Carnaval. But Rio is much more than that.
Close to 1.5 million people, about 24% of the City’s population, live in one of the 1000 slums or favelas spread throughout the city.
We work in the communities of Pavão-Pavãozinho and Cantagalo, which are located in between Copacabana and Ipanema beach, at the touristic heart of Rio´s south zone. These communities have been pacified since December 2009 and has approximately 20.000 inhabitants, including around 4.000 children and teens.
These children and adolescents live in underprivileged circumstances and are surrounded by violence, garbage, drugs and poverty.
Of these children and adolescents;
´Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.´ Aristoteles
Rua Saint Roman 142
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro