Volunteer in Brazil
Help at-risk young people in Rio de Janeiro to realise their dreams
in favelas in Rio de JaneiroDonate Now
with the skills to change their futureDonate Now
with Positive Discipline and Social and Emotional LearningDonate Now
Striving for a better future
EduMais fights against education inequality in one of the world’s most unequal cities, Rio de Janeiro.
Our programs teach underprivileged young people in three favelas the English, technological, and life skills to build their own path out of urban and digital poverty.
They also use Positive Discipline and social and emotional learning so students can work through the trauma of growing up in areas marked by drugs and violence.
Become a donor, volunteer, partner, or fundraiser for EduMais, and let’s right the wrong of unequal opportunity together.
Seeing the impact
Izabely, English Program
Game Design Program, anonymous feedback
Caio, Entrepreneurship Program
Thaís, Exchange Program
Eryc’s mother, Summer Camp Program
Enter the Labour Market Program, anonymous feedback
What attracts our donors
Have a big impact on a child's life with just a small gift
You will be made to feel like part of the EduMais family
Read our financial reports at the end of every year
You too believe that everyone deserves access to good education
As part of their curriculum, students of Solar Meninos de Luz school receive English lessons from EduMais. Fast-paced and dynamic, these classes focus on their English speaking skills.
A select few students are given the life-changing opportunity to attend YMCA Camp Hazen in the United States. Including a homestay with a family, the trip rapidly develops their English and life skills.
EduMais is proud to have a committed and diverse team of international volunteers. They are strictly selected and trained in our methodology: Positive Discipline.
On our volunteering programs in Rio de Janeiro, they teach and share their knowledge with our children, giving the best of themselves every day.
Find out all about our free volunteering opportunities in Brazil here.
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What drives us
We love equipping underprivileged young people in the Pãvao-Pavãozinho and Cantagalo communities with the skills to achieve their full potential. With unconditional love, they can learn, grow and have hope for the future. Indeed, they discover just how capable they are!
We empower at-risk young people by increasing their access to education. As well as academic development, our programs focus on the students’ social and emotional learning. By surrounding them with attention and support, we shape their character and prepare them for the future.
We are committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and adolescents in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. Our dedicated volunteers are trained to create a safe place of exploration, experimentation, and learning where these young people can feel connected and valued.
We care about the young people we work with. Unfortunately, growing up in difficult circumstances can have a profound effect on them and their behaviour. Following Positive Discipline’s mantra of “firm but kind,” we aim to develop them into responsible members of the community.
We encourage children and teenagers to learn about their strengths and to become the best versions of themselves, regardless of the circumstances they live in. By fostering a caring and supportive environment, we motivate them to develop curiosity, creativity, and a love of learning.
We listen to the disadvantaged young people we work with because every child deserves to be treated with dignity and integrity. We instill the democratic principles of respect and equality in all our programs. When their voices are heard, young people feel a sense of belonging and significance.
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