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This is a social project that aims to bring hope, self-love and opportunities to children and the younger population of Pantanal (luxurious wetland region of Brazil) with language practice, arts and cultural activities.
This Project was created in the memory of my father, Sebastião - well known as Sabá - who educated his 6 sons and 2 daughters with love and respect during his stay on earth which lasted from 1928 till 1996.
Love and respect are his legacy that the project wants to spread to the local community, which, as you may know, was recently affected by the biggest wildfire of the century in Pantanal.
This region also has one of the lowest Human Development Index in Brazil, beside the fact the region is full of gold mine and a centre for cattle production; which results in a huge environmental and economic unequality.
This Social Project was founded by (me) Flávio, youngest of Sabá son, who moved to Poconé in 2018 to teach geography in a local school. In 2019, I started to give Capoeira lessons to local childrens.
Last year (2020) I was invited to help a local community center which is supporting families in need, it was then, that I decided to put this project into place and to gather more people. For this, I refurbished an old house where I am now living, and giving English classes to a small group of teenagers from the neighbourhood.
We have also recently started an vegetables and local plants garden in the house patio, which we are hoping to see grow and thrive !
Meanwhile, the project is focused on supporting families with food and personal hygiene products; maintaning the community centre and the house, helping with the remodelling of the house, and participating in cultural and artistic activities with the younger population of Poconé.
So, if you feel inspired by this project, you can come visit and teach English (mainly, but.. why not other foreign language?), help in the maintenance and remodeling of our house, participate in any kind of artistic activity with the children and teenagers of the neighbourhood and help in the action plan to 2022-2023.
We look forward for you to be taking part in this human adventure. I know that you will fall in love with our culture, welcoming spirit, food and kindness.
Pratique d’une langue
Accueil / tourisme
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 and lifestyles are very singular. It can be interesting to those who loves to experience new ways of life.
If you are interested, we can also give you fishing, capoeira and drum first step lessons.
There are opportunitinies for you to visit and maybe stay a few nights in the capital city of Cuibá, as well as the touristy town of Chapada (with beautiful waterfalls, a fresher climate and a very cute town centre), as I have family living there which I visit often.
I treat the people coming to help with the project as I do my friends, you will have the opportunity to meet many new people and to make new friends. The project aims to share love and creativity to its community and it reflects in the way we welcome our guests.
Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.
We need teachers and educators or any kind of person who likes to interact with kids and young population. You can also help in the maintenance of the house and of the community center.
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
I would like to study French a little bit more. I can help you with learning Portuguese.
There is a private room available for volonteers with a double bed and a single bed. It has a powerful fan, a several shelves and a desk for you to work on.
The house is currently under refurbishment. For now there is only 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.
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.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
We have a fast and stable internet connexion and there is a desk available in the bedroom you will stay in. You can also work on the terrasse at the back of the house if you prefer :).
Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.
Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.
Plus de 2
Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 3 days a week