Every International Peoples Project (IPP) is different. Project themes are developed by responding to an identified need within a community, and run in partnership with a local organization.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 3 to 22 January 2021.
The IPP will explore the theme of integration of socially excluded groups. Volunteering in a Favela as staff for the partner organization’s Eco Summer Programme, participants will implement educational and cultural activities with the children of the community. They will be invited to break previous concepts and stereotypes of the favela people as socially excluded, underprivileged groups, in such an unequal country such as Brazil.
The partner organization, Grupo Eco, is a cultural non-profit organization that works to promote and support initiatives aimed at the full human development of people in the Santa Marta Favela. Their annual summer programme mobilizes over 250 youth and 40 volunteers each year, bringing access to the cultural and leisure spaces of the city.
Through training, and the partner’s expertise, participants will learn good practices promoted by Grupo Eco regarding access to the city; and through the activities hosted in camp discussions, they shall reflect on the theme of integration of socially excluded groups in their own cities.
Participants should ideally:
Contact your nearest CISV National Association and register your interest for IPP P-2020-002 Brazil