Project Favela is a non profit organization in Rio de Janeiro Brazil that operates a school that provides an Early Childhood Education Program and a diverse After School Program to children in the community for free. Project Favela volunteer program in Rio de Janeiro Brazil is how we operate, manage, and help fund our project. Our volunteers are both teachers and mentors. We believe that education and mentoring can break the cycle of poverty, and create opportunities that have the ability to transform realities. We feel very strongly that every child's future is dependent on a strong and comprehensive early childhood education. We have a very special school that uses a very unique teaching system that provides an intensive, challenging, and comprehensive curriculum. It is a bold educational experiment that is charting new ground. The goal of Project Favela is to deliver a very high quality education to children in the community for free. In addition to operate and fund the project by using a responsible sustainable tourism model. We are a little school, in a really big place, getting some impressive results.


We take a creative approach to education and learning by making it fun, interactive, conceptual, and visual. We are teaching for the future, focusing both on core academics combined with a diverse STEM curriculum. We use a special teaching system in the classroom that gets real results with the children, and at the same time allows the volunteer to be effective and really be able to teach and mentor. Our team of volunteers are from all over the world. Our volunteers are exceptional people doing exceptional work. Project Favela volunteers are diverse and bring a wide range of talent and experience. Our team lives in the community, they teach in the community, they are a part of the community. We combine a creative and innovative way to teach with a sustainable international volunteer program to get real and tangible results. Our volunteers really do make a difference in the lives of these children while truly enriching their own lives.

Project Favela Volunteer Program Rio de Janeiro

Early Childhood Education Program Getting Real Results

Sustainable Tourism Making A Difference In Brazil


Project Favela Volunteer Program in Rio de Janeiro Brazil and the Project Favela Educational Programs are located in one of the most legendary locations in the city of Rio de Janeiro Brazil. We are located in favela Rocinha. The largest community of its kind in Latin America. Over 250,000 residents living in a crazy beautiful community on the side of a mountain surrounded by more mountains, tropical forest, and the sea. We are located on a wonderful street that is vibrant and lively, and we are surrounded by warm and friendly people that are more like family than neighbors. We were founded in 2009. From our humble and simple beginning we have grown into an NGO that provides free educational programs to over 100 children per day in Rio de Janeiro. Our children are all from Rocinha and all of our programs are free for the children. Our school is designed and intended to be very challenging for the children. Our goal is to make learning fun, dynamic, and interactive all the while pushing a very intensive and effective curriculum.​ As for our team of volunteers they come to Rio for various reasons, but the one thing they all have in common is that they want to bring tangible positive change to the community. We provide a challenging opportunity for those wanting to really volunteer in Rio. Our volunteer program makes it possible for those with a real sincere interest in making difference in the lives of children to come to Rio and do some real meaningful work in a one-of-kind project. Real work, real results, the real Rio.