A Pathway out of Poverty through Education and Training

One in every six people in the world lives in slums

Our work is all about offering a pathway out of poverty for children. With 25 years of experience of working in Brazil, our programs are designed to support families and build stronger communities.

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Happy Thanksgiving

On Saturday 15th November, CBC held a family lunch, providing a rare opportunity for families living in the slums to sit down together, enjoy some family entertainment and a delicious meal. The event was well attended and students  proudly presented dance, music, poems and photos of their lives at the project. Click here to see to see the photos

Happy Teachers Day!

Congratulations to all our dedicated and brilliant teachers who make CBC shine and bring life, hope and opportunity to children everyday!

Featured Profiles
Leticia

Leticia

Leticia is 8 years old and in the 3rd grade. Her parents are separated and she lives with her mother, grandmother and brothers. Leticia says that she has very little contact with her father who works delivering bottles of gas, but that he helps the family financially when possible. Leticia’s mother is a domestic maid. Leticia has a hearing problem which has always hindered

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Murilo august

Murilo

Murilo is 10 years old and in the 4th grade at CBC. He lives in the slums with his 3 brothers and his mother who works as a maid to support her 4 children. Murilo and his brothers have suffered immensely because of the tragic death of Murilo’s father, four years ago. He was addicted to crack cocaine and one day inside the family

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Adriane

Adriane

Adriane is 11 years old and in the sixth grade. She’s been a student at CBC for the last three years and is a good, attentive and caring student.  Adriane knows her young mother and father but lives with her grandparents because her parents are no longer together.  Over 50% of children at CBC are raised by their grandparents under similar circumstances. Adriane’s passion

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Cópia de yasmim

YASMIN

Yasmin is 11 years old and in the 6th grade, her little sister is in 4th grade. Yasmin lives with her father, Reginaldo, who works packing bags in the grocery store and her mother Raimunda who is a domestic maid. Both Yasmin’s parents had less than 5 years of education and today they earn very small salaries, barely enough for the family to live

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