Building a School for Early Child Literacy

$2,300 $0
Raised Remaining


Brazil's under funded school system means that most poor children leave primary school functionally illiterate. A community run school will teach reading and writing skills.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The low quality and insufficient public education in Brazil’s under funded school system means that most children leave primary school functionally illiterate. This community seeks to solve this problem. A community built and run school in one of the poorest areas of the country will guarantee that their children receive fundamental early childhood literacy skills. To be poor in Brazil means to be disenfranchised from the wider society and the opportunities that come with it.

How will this project solve this problem?

Primary school classes will be held daily with alphabetization taking place alongside of art classes, history through reading, play time and physical as well as health education and meals. The 20 children are from a project that serves 280 youth.

Potential Long Term Impact

Functional literacy means a better chance at a brighter future with more opportunities- 20 children who can read - it may be a first for their family. They are lucky if they get to complete the primary school years due to family poverty.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,300

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,300 .  The original project funding goal was $2,300.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Christine Clauser

Director of Development - Dreams Can Be Foundation
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil

Where is this project located?

Map of Building a School for Early Child Literacy