The summer holidays in Rio are long, hot and humid. They can be particularly hard on the youth of Rio’s favelas. Stuck inside their poorly ventilated houses, they don’t always have much to do.
Bored and starved of attention, these young people are in a vulnerable state. At best, the academic and behavioral gains made during the school year deteriorate; at worst, they can get mixed up in trouble on the streets, or even recruited into drug trafficking gangs.
EduMais is proud to offer Summer Camp Programs to support these at-risk children and teenagers during the school holidays. We fill their summer afternoons with academic learning, creative and physical activity, and healthy food options. It’s a happy combination of fun and education!