Broadcast Education for Favela Youth Diplomas



Engaging and educating São Paulo’s underprivileged communities through the use of cinema, documentaries and circus art. Runs open air screenings, circus skills workshops and public lectures & debates.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

‘Cinecirco’ wishes to fund the training of 5 staff and the purchase of a projector, screen and DVD player to bring film & documentary screenings and performance workshops to 100 youths and their wider communities in São Paulo’s favelas. Such projects bring the arts to people that otherwise might not experience them, whilst also using the activities to promote cultural and community awareness. So too workshops provide youths with a sense of fulfillment and an alternative to the street and crime.

How will this project solve this problem?

Circus workshops for 100 youths and circus performances for the wider community; open-air screenings of films and documentaries; public lectures and debates; associated research.

Potential Long Term Impact

Youths in these communities grow up in an environment of poverty, violence and crime. Art provides an effective means of initially engaging and then involving them and their families in activities that increase self esteem, learning and awareness

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

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Dreams Can Be Foundation

Johnstown, PA, United States

Project Leader

Christine Clauser

Director of Development - Dreams Can Be Foundation
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil

Where is this project located?

Map of Broadcast Education for Favela Youth Diplomas