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.