Brazil

Working to improve children's lives

The ninth largest economy in the world is blighted by inequality.

We’ve worked in Brazil since 1991. We are:

  • improving the quality of education for children 
  • helping children survive and grow up healthy 
  • providing emergency relief for people affected by flooding

We’re improving education

In poor, rural areas, up to 20% of children who enrol in school drop out in the first year. Many children drop out because the curriculum is irrelevant to their lives and the quality of state education is poor: 70% of children who’ve completed six years of schooling can’t read or understand forms to apply for a job or open a bank account, for example.

We’re working with children, teachers and local authorities to improve access to and quality of education.

We’re saving children’s lives

Together with our partners, we improve access to health, education, nutrition, protection and parenting services for children under five from poor and excluded communities in the north-east.

We’re responding to disasters

The north-east of Brazil is prone to droughts and heavy rains that lead to mudslides and floods.

We provide emergency relief for children and their families -  setting up safe areas for children to play and education facilities so that they can continue with classes.

 

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in South America

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