Happy Ending Childrens Project in Rio de Janeiro



The Final Feliz project combines elements of social circus and education to offer underprivileged children and at-risk youth a chance to get off of the streets and get involved in their community.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Although void of drug-trafficking, the community is affected by truancy and absent parents. The Happy Ending project uses social activities to aid 150 children and youth ages 2-21 daily in becoming responsible citizens. The project also targets parents helping them become more conscientious of their parenting methods. These transformations benefit the community by strengthening families and promoting cultural education. More circus equipment is needed to better serve the community.

How will this project solve this problem?

The project uses elements of social circus such as acrobatics and clowning to engage participants in activities that remove them from a cycle of truancy. Participants also perform and attend cultural events both inside and outside of their community.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project aims to fortify families and reduce truancy rates by offering structured social circus activities and classes that will help build more than 150 participants’ self-esteem making them better citizens and more dedicated students.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,250

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 $1,250 .  The original project funding goal was $11,880.

Additional Documentation

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


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Thanks to 7 donors like you, a total of $1,250 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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