Favela Mundo in Rio de Janeiro
Eugenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Favela Mundo works in various regions of Rio de Janeiro, including Engenho de Dentro, a northern region of Rio. With work focused on education and culture, the organization gives free class to children and teenagers 6-18 years old in Capoeira, Maculelê Brazilian dance, ballet, jazz, theater, drawing, guitar, jongo, choral and circus For parents and over 16, there are courses offered for handicrafts, makeup and beauty, and nail art.
“For the most part, the profile of these children is one-parent families of women. Regardless, there are cases of unstructured families, living with violence and aggression. That’s why working with art becomes so necessary,” says Marcelo Andriotti, creator of the NGO.
Rio de Janeiro State University graduate students in Pedagogy complete internships with Favela Mundo, guaranteeing teachers. The organization has served over 1200 people since its foundation, and in 2014, Favela Mundo received an award from United Nations. The NGO was the only Brazilian organization selected for social inclusion at the World Cities Day Event.
http://www.responsabilidadesocial.com/noticias/com-reconhecimento-da-onu-favela-mundo-consolida-seu-trabalho-de-educacao-e-cultura/ – An article highlighting Favela Mundo’s success
http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/noticia/2016/06/favela-mundo-e-metro-rio-oferecem-360-vagas-em-cursos-gratuitos.html – An article demonstrating Favela Mundo’s available programs
http://observatorio3setor.com.br/noticias/favela-mundo-abre-inscricoes-para-cursos-gratuitos/ – An article about Favela Mundo’s free registration in 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF1DqLfEnL8 – short by Favela Mundo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLH25dD57n4 – short by Favela Mundo for 2015’s projects
– short by Favela Mundo presenting its newest project in 2017, “Favela Hope”