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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Spring Banquet

It’s called ‘The Happiness Factor’ Please come along to our Annual Spring Fundraising Banquet. Call the office on 757 244 6852 for tickets $25 each.

Aren’t we cute?

Marc Marques with some of the very excited new and returning students.

Save The Date

We are really looking forward to this event. We’ll have guest speakers and a delicious meal served by Indulge Bistro. Our Virginia Spring Fundraising Banquet will be on Friday, April 29th, 6.30pm. Details to follow, we hope to see you there.

Thanksgiving Family Lunch

It’s that time of year again when we seek to bless our families with sit down lunch. This year the theme will be reducing conflict in the home. Read more in our October and November newsletters.

New Media Classroom

We are delighted to announce the completion of this classroom which is a simple but excellent resource for children at CBC in today’s media hungry world. With a big screen tv and comfortable cushions students can enjoy education films and clips to accompany learning in the classroom. The room is also used for showing biblical stories on video and for theater practice.

Thanks!

We are thankful to Tucano’s Brazilian Grill for partnering with us to support Brazilian Children this summer. Most importantly, thank you to everyone who came out in support. Our fundraiser on the 13th July was a great success and we raised $2,000.

Well Campaign

We definitely need water just as we need air to breathe! This is the heart of the matter without water we will die and with dirty water we will get sick. Water is the most precious commodity in the world water. In many parts of Brazil it is more expensive than petrol. At CBC we are looking ahead to guarantee that we will have pure

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How Important Is The Future?

In many ways the future is all that we work, study, plan and dream for. That’s what most of us are taught and absorb from the world around us. However, for a child growing up in a slum community, the future is now. As you read this, you probably have the luxury of planning what you will do next week or next month, but

Read More »

May News

Hear about what a CBC staff member thought about his trip to the USA, plus a powerful story of transformation, a former CBC student who is now a cutting edge 3D photographer in Fortaleza. Click Here and open our May Newsletter.

Upcoming Events

After celebrating Easter, the staff and children at CBC will be preparing to celebrate the end of their first project of the year entitled “Who am I?” In order to celebrate, each class will present their work to the other classes and a special assembly time will be bring all students together. Shortly after this on May 15th, our Mothers day celebration will bring

Read More »

Spring Banquet

It’s called ‘The Happiness Factor’ Please come along to our Annual Spring Fundraising Banquet. Call the office on 757 244 6852 for tickets $25 each.

Aren’t we cute?

Marc Marques with some of the very excited new and returning students.

Save The Date

We are really looking forward to this event. We’ll have guest speakers and a delicious meal served by Indulge Bistro. Our Virginia Spring Fundraising Banquet will be on Friday, April 29th, 6.30pm. Details to follow, we hope to see you there.

Thanksgiving Family Lunch

It’s that time of year again when we seek to bless our families with sit down lunch. This year the theme will be reducing conflict in the home. Read more in our October and November newsletters.

New Media Classroom

We are delighted to announce the completion of this classroom which is a simple but excellent resource for children at CBC in today’s media hungry world. With a big screen tv and comfortable cushions students can enjoy education films and clips to accompany learning in the classroom. The room is also used for showing biblical stories on video and for theater practice.

Thanks!

We are thankful to Tucano’s Brazilian Grill for partnering with us to support Brazilian Children this summer. Most importantly, thank you to everyone who came out in support. Our fundraiser on the 13th July was a great success and we raised $2,000.

Well Campaign

We definitely need water just as we need air to breathe! This is the heart of the matter without water we will die and with dirty water we will get sick. Water is the most precious commodity in the world water. In many parts of Brazil it is more expensive than petrol. At CBC we are looking ahead to guarantee that we will have pure

Read More »

How Important Is The Future?

In many ways the future is all that we work, study, plan and dream for. That’s what most of us are taught and absorb from the world around us. However, for a child growing up in a slum community, the future is now. As you read this, you probably have the luxury of planning what you will do next week or next month, but

Read More »

May News

Hear about what a CBC staff member thought about his trip to the USA, plus a powerful story of transformation, a former CBC student who is now a cutting edge 3D photographer in Fortaleza. Click Here and open our May Newsletter.

Upcoming Events

After celebrating Easter, the staff and children at CBC will be preparing to celebrate the end of their first project of the year entitled “Who am I?” In order to celebrate, each class will present their work to the other classes and a special assembly time will be bring all students together. Shortly after this on May 15th, our Mothers day celebration will bring

Read More »

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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