Novos Líderes

The team at Educate the Favela have developed a practical business and entrepreneurship training program and deliver free weekly classes to teenagers in Complexo do Alemão, one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest communities.

Purpose – To deliver life-changing practical business skills to teenagers.

Delivery – We provide a trained teacher to deliver the new curriculum of 16 weeks of business classes:

– Pitching and presenting

– Financial literacy

– Founding and Networking

– Personal development

The course also includes guest speakers and field trips to meet business owners, an exam and a presentation competition.

Schools – The program is free for schools to participate. We have a purpose-written curriculum and a trained teacher who will be paid by Educate the Favela. The teacher and class will require use of the school’s facilities to host the lessons.

Volunteers – If you are passionate about broadening the mindsets of young people and nurturing a brighter vision for future leaders, then we want you! Volunteering opportunities exist to assist our business teacher each week in the classroom. No prior teaching experience is required. Practical business experience is desirable and participants will be required to speak and understand conversational Português. A funding donation may be requested to support the sustainability of the teaching program. Duration and timing of participation depends on the program status, however is generally flexible for each volunteer (preferably minimum commitment of 2 afternoons per week for 1 month).

Investment Partners – We are seeking vibrant and collaborative partners interested in directly impacting the lives of youth in the Complexo community. This is an opportunity to grow your social presence and participation; this could be via professional skills sharing, mentorship, services or financial support. We can also offer our commitment to marketing your support via our social media as well as through our local and international community networks.


 

Voluntário nas Escolas

When someone wants to make a difference to the lives of children by assisting their education, we want to help make it happen. As an outsider, it can be difficult to make an impact in the most needy areas unless partnerships are established. The team at Educate the Favela have established connections with over 15 schools in Complexo and provide opportunities to connect with these educators.

Purpose – To help teachers and deliver improved education for teenagers.

Delivery – Bring volunteers to existing schools in Complexo to assist with classes in English, maths, art, reading and sports. 

Schools – The program is free for schools to participate.

Volunteers – If you are wanting to reconnect with youth in the community, be a role model for teens and be a part of creating a brighter vision for future leaders, then we want you! Volunteering opportunities exist to assist teachers in our partner schools – children aged 6-18. Classes are assigned based on your preferences and school calendars; these can include English, maths, art, reading and sports (or others potentially on request). No prior teaching experience is required. Participants will be required to speak and understand basic Português. A funding donation may be requested to support the sustainability of the volunteer program and underpin the Novos Líderes business program. Duration and timing of participation depends on the school calendar, however is generally flexible for each volunteer (preferably minimum commitment of 2-4 afternoons per week for 1 month).

Investment Partners – We are seeking vibrant and collaborative partners interested in supporting our partner schools in Complexo and their students. This is an opportunity to grow your social presence and participation; this could be via supply of volunteers, services or financial support. We can also offer our commitment to marketing your support via our social media as well as through our local and international community networks.


 

Festa do Trabalho

Art and culture bring imagination, vision and depth to a community. The team at Educate the Favela have created colourful and inspiring alley-ways and completed fun and impressive art projects in community areas. And the community wants and needs your help to grow this impact further!

Purpose – To create street art that the community can be inspired by and be proud of.

Delivery – Bring volunteers into Complexo to donate time and to fund the painting and integrate with the community.

Complexo Community groups – If you are interested in supporting the Educate the Favela youth education initiative, we would love to engage with you to bring volunteer-assisted street art into your local area.

Volunteers – If you are a community or street-art enthusiast wanting to be a part of a collaborative art and culture-connection initiative, then we want you! Volunteering opportunities exist to paint under the direction of a street artist during our bi-monthly workshop events (generally 15-20 volunteers) or at any time on our existing alley-way restoration project working in a small group or alone. No experience is necessary – only your enthusiasm! No Português is required, however the workshops are a fabulous way of engaging with residents and practising your Português! A funding donation may also be requested to support the cost of materials (and lunch for the workshop) as well as underpin the Novos Líderes business program. Duration and timing of participation is flexible, with workshop dates available via the Educate the Favela facebook page.

Investment Partners – We are seeking inovative and collaborative partners interested in supporting our youth education and community partnership initiatives in Complexo. This is an opportunity to grow your social presence and participation; this could be via supply of volunteers or sponsorship of a Festa do Trabalho workshop event. We can also offer tailored street art linked to the support from your business and our commitment to marketing your support via our social media as well as through our local and international community networks.