‘Education is the ability to meet life’s situations’ said John G. Hibben.
It is by providing a better access to education and to cultural awakening that our project hopes to positively affect current and future generations of the Favela Morro do Carmo, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
We are a team of 21 students of Grenoble Graduate School of Business, that decided to fight unfair access to education in Brazil by volunteering. We represent one of the 5 international projects of the French association Savoir Oser la Solidarité, a known non-profit charity organization in Grenoble.
Our missions :
Our actions are based in the Morro do Carmo favela, near the town of Belo Horizonte (Brazil).
Our project is made of two different types of missions :
- Humanitarians missions : reconstruction of a « brinquedoteca » (educational playroom which will allow the favela’s youth to have an healthy place, with equipment, and favorable to learning), renovation of a nursery as well as sensitization about themes like food, care and education.
The main theme of our project is education. That’s why we will also ensure the coming of a teacher in the favela three times a week in order to give classes to the children.
- Solidarity missions : Organizing sports and cultural activities, as well as outing with young people from the favela.
We wish to go even further in our step taking into account the professionnal future of those people. This is why we will also get into the social business and entrepreneurship themes, applied to favela’s context.