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Community Based Organization

Organization Location: 
Rio de Janeiro
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
English, Portuguese
Organization Description
EduMais is a project registered at Solar Meninos de Luz, a civil and philantropic organization in Rio de Janeiro´s. EduMais is offering extra curricular and complementary educational programs for underprivileged children and youth of the Pavão-Pavãozinho and Cantagalo community in Rio de Janeiro. The children we focus on live in underprivileged circumstances and are attending a public school or dropped out of school.

We are a young project with love and passion for children and young people living in underprivileged circumstances and a passion for education. We are here to teach and to support the underprivileged children and youth with quality education. We teach to develop social and life skills and strenghten academic skills like English, mathematic and computer skills. What makes our organization a low-cost model is a combination of academic volunteers and our partnership with Solar Meninos de Luz. Our volunteer team has national and international volunteers.

EduMais is supported by donations from companies and private people.

Supporting underprivileged children and youth at social risk in the Pãvao-Pavãozinho and Cantagalo communities, in Rio de Janeiro´s south zone, through educational situations like:

- Teaching social & life skills,
- Strengthening academic skills (English, Mathematics, Computer Science and
- Providing education to develop skills for market needs

When at-risk children in a community are surrounded by attention, love and support and have access to good education, they will feel empowered to learn the important skills needed to have a successful living.

EduMais strives to be the place where underprivileged children and youth feel encouraged and motivated to keep on learning and developing.

Volunteering with us means?
As a volunteer we want you to have the hearts of the children in your own heart, these children need a lot of love, patience, encouragement and they need a role model. We work with Positive Discipline and we will train you in that. It´s a wonderful and very responsable methode to use. The impact is huge. It helps you to support the children on an even beter way.
go by your own strength! Is your strength teaching English and preferable you are an ESL teacher you will teach (classes vary from 12 to 25 children), is your strength Mathematics your classes will be around 8-12 children in the age of 12 - 18. You will be responsible for planning the classes, keeping attendance record, participating in meetings and being a role model.

Additional Educaton
We have as well additional education for children between 8 - 12. The children are offered a warm place full with attention, love and care and development focused on social & life skills as well as yoga, homework assistance, creativity, theatre and drama. In this program volunteers work 3 afternoons with the children from 2pm-5pm. Lessons need to be co-planned with other volunteers, continuous training will take place to help the children grow and yourself. This program asks a lot of volunteers, it´s the heart of our heart! These children live in harsh circumstances and come with a lot of emotions and behaviors. You need to have a lot of patience and resistance. And it´s absolutely worth it.
Childcare / Children, Education, Women
Skills Needed
Educational Back Ground, Experience with underprivileged children and youth, English (ESL), Mathematics, Portuguese, Grant Writing, Social Media, Organization talent, Hard working, Love
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 3 months
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$175 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 1 Meal per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Local Transport
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 3-Meals-per-Day, 2-Meals-per-Day, Homestay, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off
Diana Nijboer
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