Social project helping young people through language practice, arts and education in Poconé, Brazil




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  • Description


    This is a social project that aims to bring hope, self love and opportunities to children and young population from Pantanal (wetland region of Brazil) through language practice, arts and education.

    This Project is a reflection of memory of Sebastião - well known as Sabá - who educated his 6 sons and 2 daughters with all love and respect during his journey on earth from 1928 till 1996.

    The mentioned love and respect is a legacy that the project wants to spread to this local community that was recently affected by the biggest wildfire of the century in Pantanal. Also, have one of the lowest human development index in Brazil, beside the fact the region is full gold mining and cattle production which results in a huge environmental and economic unequality.

    This social was idealized by (me) Flávio, youngest Sabá son who moved to Poconé in 2018 to teach geography in a local school. After it, late 2019, I started to give capoeira lessons to poor kids in two local neighboorhoods. Finally, Last year (2020) I received an invitation to help a local community center that is supporting the most needy families, it was when I decided to create the project and encompass more persons by remodelling and old house where a class is prepared to receive students as soon as the covid-19 give us a break.

    Meanwhile, the project is focused on supporting families with food, personal hygiene products, maintance of the center community and the house, final house remodelling and selection of kids and young population.

    So, if you feel like helping this project, you can teach english (mainly, but.. why not other foreign language?), help in the maintance, any kind of arts to kids, teenagers and youngs and help in the action plan to 2021-2022.

    We hope that you can come and help us, certainly you gonna fall in love for our culture, love, food and kindness. Feel yourself invited and welcome to meet the best that Sabá left to us!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Pantanal region one of the most visited sights in South America. Here, you will understand how do local communities are connect with the flow of the wetlands. Also, you will understand the dimension of scale of Brazil, since the city where the project is located is in the opposite side of the biggest cities, so, the culture, accent, livelihoods are very specific, so interesting to those who loves to meet new ways of life. If you get interested, we can also give you fishing, capoeira and drum first step lessons.

  • Help


    We need teachers and educators or any kind of person who likes to interact with kids and young population. If you can.. of course.. you will also help in the maintance of the house the community center.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Portuguese: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would like to study french a little bit more

  • Accommodation


    The room will be disposed to volunteers. As you could see the house is under a remodeling situation. For now you can have a shared room and bathroom, but in the close-future we plan to have more options. The food supplies we can plan together, I'm flexible, but we can make a plan to share some expenses.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The project is located in the City of Poconé, very close to the main square where you can find restaurants, markets, medical care and much more. We dont have trains or uber, we do have taxi but it is expensive to use inside the city. We have 2 (two) bicycles that you can use.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 3 days a week

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