100 Needy Kids off the Street and Productive



The project gives 100 kids opportunities for learning, outlets for creativity & expression & physical exercise promoting peaceful community development and steering youth away from violence

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The project transforms the lives of children from this urban city in Sao Paulo where 25% of youth have mothers under 18 years of age. These potential victims of social marginalization are easily led to a life of crime; suffer a high incidence of death through violence; live in extreme poverty; drug trafficking and crime can seem like the most financially and socially rewarding option. 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?

We work with youth through educational activities & circus arts. The kids also create shows for the community that can reach as many as 2100 people with healthy messages. These are positive forms of entertainment that keep the youth involved.

Potential Long Term Impact

Providing 100 children healthy alternatives to poverty inflicted violence via activities that combine education, technology, & fun for children in idle conditions; leading them out of a cycle of violence & adding to the leisure of the community

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,860

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 $2,860 .  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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Thanks to 24 donors like you, a total of $2,860 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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Project Leader

Christine Clauser

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

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