Action for Brazil's Children (ABC) Trust

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The daycare centre enables mothers in Rio's Rocinha favela to leave their children in a safe place whilst they are out at work. This prevents children from being left alone at home or on the street where their safety is put at risk and allows the family to generate an income for their basic needs.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1069022)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

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Situation

As there is no free education or child-care in Brazil for children under 7, mothers of low-income families often have to leave their children unattended during the day whilst they work to earn money for the family. This often means that young children are put in danger of getting caught up in the violent and illegal activities on the streets of the favela. Alternatively, the mothers are forced to stay at home to look after their children, preventing them from earning money to support the family.

Solution

The Daycare Centre at Roupa Suja provides the mothers with a safe place to leave their children whilst they work to support their family. The children are looked after, fed and stimulated through educational and extra-curricular activities, which also keeps them away from danger. Caring for these children from a young age and ensuring that they don't fall victim to the dangers on the streets will help to empower them to break the cycle of unemployment and poverty that they are born into.

  • I was born in Rocinha and started to help my classmates when I was 12. Now I see how a good education makes an impact on the children of my community.

    — Marcia Ferreira da Costa

  • The project helped me think about my future & encouraged me to pursue my dreams. I want to go to uni, be a football player & have another job as well.

    — Edvaldo Jose de Santana Filho

  • I was born in Rocinha and started to help my classmates when I was 12. Now I see how a good education makes an impact on the children of my community.

    — Marcia Ferreira da Costa

  • The project helped me think about my future & encouraged me to pursue my dreams. I want to go to uni, be a football player & have another job as well.

    — Edvaldo Jose de Santana Filho