Mais Caminhos RJ
Mais Caminhos is a non-government organisation (NGO) focused on addressing the social inequalities that affect the lives of Brazilians everyday. Mais Caminhos was founded in 2009, striving to promote education and maximizing the potential of underprivileged children and teens from Rio de Janeiro’s Pavão-Pavãozinho and Cantagalo communities. Contribute to our cause by taking the opportunity to volunteer in Brazil! Mais Caminhos is supported by Caminhos Language Centre, a Portuguese school for foreigners in Ipanema.
Mais Caminhos has always had one main objective: to help children and adolescents achieve their dreams.
Our Mission is to provide motivated underprivileged children and teens in Rio de Janeiro with the necessary educational and financial support and mobilize them to improve their future perspectives.
At Mais Caminhos, our philosophy is to transform the lives of children and adolescents living in social-vulnerable situations in Rio de Janeiro. Our overarching goal is to bridge the gap between the developing and developed world through our programmes. By cultivating a global community of pioneers, children and adolescents develop the skills and foundations to behave in socially appropriate and productive manners while building academic capabilities.
Our aim is to not only recognise the sheer abundance of potential within youth, but to actively provide them with basic human rights such as safe environments to learn in and the opportunities to grow educationally, physiologically, and socially, regardless of social or economic circumstances. At Mais Caminhos we create an encouraging environment where underprivileged children and teens in Rio de Janeiro are treated with respect and have the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to empower them and pave the path to a successful life. We are proud of our contribution in fostering a generation of motivated leaders, full of passion for education, culture and respect for others. The youth at Mais Caminhos are given the tools they need to actively sculpt their futures, allowing them to live up to their potential without limitation of their backgrounds or economic conditions.
Mais Caminhos Complementary Education Programme:
The Complementary Education Programme is the longest running program at Mais Caminhos. It is focused on assisting children from the favelas Pavão-Pavãozinho and Cantagalo in the premises of our main sponsor, Caminhos Language Centre in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. The programme is held four days a week for children 8-12 years old showing promise, potential and motivation to learn and actively influence their future prospects. These children would otherwise not have the exposure to our activities and behavioural skills or the opportunity to participate in educational activities outside of their public school attendance. The programme includes English, Social-emotional learning (Positive Discipline) and Creativity (for instance theatre, sports, games or any other physical activity).
About Caminhos Language Centre:
Caminhos Language Centre is the largest Portuguese School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since we opened in 2009, we continuously evaluate and develop our curriculum and services and have become the leading Portuguese school in Brazil following these principles: "Learn Portuguese and experience Brazilian culture whilst supporting a good cause" Here at Caminhos, you will learn Brazilian Portuguese in an effective, dynamic and fun way. Our school offers more than Portuguese lessons for foreigners, every day we have free and fun activities for you to socialise and practise your Portuguese. At Caminhos you can learn Portuguese in Rio while having the time of your life!