Brazil - Making Room

A UNESCO-supported project called ‘Making Room’ came into being in 2000 to open up schools and institutes during the weekend for children who have little or no access to education.

In the states of Rio de Janeiro and Pernambuco, dozens of empty weekend schoolrooms now become alive with lessons, workshops and art. When the opportunity arises, trained instructors use their extra time to help children from the favelas discover or perfect their capoeira dance, taking them off the streets and away from the temptations of delinquency.

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