Mais Caminhos is our social program, offering educational and cultural activities for underprivileged local Brazilian children and teenagers. Our philosophy is to support motivated underprivileged children and offer them tools that can help change their lives. We offer education, theater, dance and recreation to children from ages 8 through 11 years old in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro.
General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Crayons, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Pens
(Portuguese) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(Portuguese) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(Portuguese) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.