Education and sports for underprivileged children age 4 till 14

ABOUT US
Estrela da Favela is an educational project in the favela Mangueira, founded in 2012 by the Dutchman Edwin Roodenburg and the Brazilian Edna Silveira.
work methodology
Our goal is to prepare the children for further education and to teach them norms, values and social skills, so they develop a solid base to enter society.
Circumstances
Poverty and violence are a daily fact in Mangueira. The favela is dominated by a powerful drug gang, that’s fighting a constant war with the police and ...
TEAM
Vandaag de dag werken er vijf juffen bij Estrela da Favela, twee sportleraren en een psychologe. Sinds 2016 verzorgt een kokkin gezonde maaltijden...
Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers who can support us in Rio by giving sports and/or Portuguese and math lessons. If you are interested, please take notice...
Friends of Estrela
‘The Friends of Estrela Foundation’ in the Netherlands has set the goal of supporting the active ‘Instituto Estrela da Favela’ in Rio, with advice ...
Press
Estrela da Favela appeared several times in the media. Reports were published in, among others, the NOS, One World,...