Mais Caminhos and the communities in Rio de Janeiro
Malika and Elisa were volunteers during Mais Caminhos Summer Camp 2020. They share with us their experience being volunteers with kids from the community.
Volunteer Bianca Peixoto was part of the team for Mais Caminhos’ 2019 winter program. Here, she talks about her experience with our children.
Learn a bit more about Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho favelas, places not only known for its violence and drug war, but also the great social projects that help the youth of the communities.
People may relate the favelas of Rio de Janeiro with poverty, violence, and danger, but there is much more in Rio’s communities.
James spent a few weeks working as a volunteer in Rio de Janeiro with Mais Caminhos and felt like his life was changed forever. Working with kids from the favelas, James saw and experienced how life can be for those little ones less fortunate in Brazil.
In June, six kids of Mais Caminhos were sent to Europe to spend a month in Slovakia and Poland for the Brave Kids Festival. This event bring together kids and teenagers form all over the world to discuss humanitarian issues and exchange ideas that will help their social development. Our main goal is create a positive transformation in those kids lives, giving them the opportunit to be part of a multicultural festival abroad.
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Being a volunteer is not only good for your CV, but also for your personal growth, working in different environments.
Many people assume that favelas are associated with negativity and danger. Many Brazilians and tourists are really afraid of entering one. The fact is that favelas can be a great place to go to immerse in the carioca culture.
A volunteer of Mais Caminhos spent a few weeks in Rio de Janeiro teaching English to underprivileged teens in the nearby favela and learned a lot from this experience.