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Mais Caminhos NGO Working to Build Better Futures for Rio's Favela Children

World, South America, Brazil, Rio de janeiro



Travel dates

27°C, 10:42

About the workproject

We need 8 volunteers

Grab this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children! Join our Complementary Education Programme and assist with the management of classes in the favelas Pavão-Pavãozinho and Cantagalo. Lessons are held in the premises of our main sponsor, Caminhos Language Centre in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro.

For four days a week, kids ages 8 to 12 participate in three-hour classes. They engage in activities that bolster their English, social-emotional learning (positive discipline), and creativity (through sports, games, theater, and other physical activities).

Since we want to develop their academic and life skills to the fullest, we focus on teaching the same group of children for a long period. Mais Caminhos believes that the right balance of academic and emotional development combined with creative and physical inputs is a great way to prepare them for a brighter future.

Key Responsibilities:
Co-plan all lessons and prepare the classroom
Manage the classroom
Teach English, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths
Guide recreational, cultural and physical activities.

About the host

Mais (61)

Host since



English, Portuguese, Spanish

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

At Mais Caminhos, our philosophy is to transform the lives of children and adolescents living in social-vulnerable situations in Rio de Janeiro. Our overarching goal is to bridge the gap between the developing and developed world through our programmes. By cultivating a global community of pioneers, children and adolescents develop the skills and foundations to behave in socially appropriate and productive manners while building academic capabilities.

Our aim is to not only recognise the sheer abundance of potential within youth, but to actively provide them with basic human rights such as safe environments to learn in and the opportunities to grow educationally, physiologically, and socially, regardless of social or economic circumstances. At Mais Caminhos we create an encouraging environment where underprivileged children and teens in Rio de Janeiro are treated with respect and have the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to empower them and pave the path to a successful life. We are proud of our contribution in fostering a generation of motivated leaders, full of passion for education, culture and respect for others. The youth at Mais Caminhos are given the tools they need to actively sculpt their futures, allowing them to live up to their potential without limitation of their backgrounds or economic conditions.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • teaching projects

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 2 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private apartment, shared apartment, guest house

Housing is available for a fee.


  • shared meals

We provide lunch every Wednesday as well as every other Monday, and a midday snack Monday to Thursday.

  • no money is involved