Fight for Peace, Brazil

By supporting Fight for Peace, we can help young people gain the education they need to enter the formal job market in Brazil.

Complexo da Maré, a group of favelas in Rio de Janeiro covers 800,000m2, and is home to 132,000 residents. Over half are children, adolescents and young people. Notable for high levels of poverty, social and economic exclusion and by a scarcity of public services, we are helping Fight for Peace give these young people more options through the provision of education.

We support the programme “New Pathways”, that targets 16-29 year old youths . “Primary education” fast track courses and new “support classes” are offered to young people at risk of dropping out from school. Most of the students have completed their studies. They are more positive about the future, feel more ambitious and ready to seek jobs, and parents reported better relationships with their children.

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Key figures

  • 71

    youths received educational classes

  • 94%

    feel more capable and confident in themselves

71 youths received educational classes
94% feel more capable and confident in themselves

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