Accommodation

    Caminhos Language Centre

    Project

    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 17 years old in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. We also more recently started a new English program teaching English to children and young adults.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Portuguese) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (*English and Portuguese) *Alphabet, *Math, and *Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English and Portuguese) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (*English and Portuguese) *Age-Appropriate Story Books, *Biology, *General Science, *Health, *Language/Grammar, and *Math

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Tablets, and USB Cables

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Puzzles

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees and Soccer Balls

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of July 6, 2020

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

    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.