Education for the poorest children of NE Brazil

by Action for Brazil's Children Trust (ABC Trust)


Patronato works to help children and adolescents in vulnerable situations and extreme poverty in the poorest neighbourhoods of Recife by providing complementary education and family support services.

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Children living in the Pina neighbourhood of Recife experience severe social and economic exclusion and often leave school early with little or no education facing a future of unemployment and exposure to drug-related crime which blights the lives of many community members. The quality of education in the public schools is often very poor too, with overcrowded classrooms and badly paid, untrained teachers therefore leading to high levels of illiteracy and increasing school drop out rates.


By creating community spaces and providing education and support for vulnerable children, Patronato aids the social integration of children and adolescents of low-income families and works to ensure the community is fully able to support their young.

Long-Term Impact

By receiving quality education, these children are given more chance of stability and success in their lives, making them less vulnerable to drugs and crime. Patronato reaches over 200 children and further benefits their families and communities.

Additional Documentation

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


Patronato's project profile page on ABC website

Organization Information

Action for Brazil's Children Trust (ABC Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @abctrustuk
Action for Brazil's Children Trust (ABC Trust)
Maira Inae Ferreira
Project Leader:
Maira Inae Ferreira
London, United Kingdom

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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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