Global Reach: Grantee Partners

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Associação de Apoio as Meninas E Meninos da Regiao Se (AA Crianca or AAC)

Context:

Sao Paulo has approximately 600,000 people living in tenements in slum areas. These tenements are old houses that serve as collective housing for families (each pays monthly rent) and have poor sanitation. Domestic violence, sexual abuse and drug trafficking (especially crack) are common, with children and adolescents as the most vulnerable victims. Most youth are from families that migrated from other regions of Brazil or are children of immigrants from Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay, who work in sewing workshops in subhuman conditions. In some cases, children must contribute to family income, and therefore work informally. Students who live in slums are four times more likely to repeat a grade. The harsh conditions they live in and the situations of violence they confront negatively affect their school performance.

Organization:

Founded in 1992, Associaçao de Apoio as Meninas e Meninos da Regiao Sé (AAC), or the Association to Support Girls and Boys, works in defense of the most at-risk children and adolescents living in the slums of São Paulo, helping them exercise their rights as human beings and citizens. AAC forms part of the National Network of Centers for the Defense of the Rights of Children and Adolescents and is a reference for the care of street kids, adolescent pregnant girls, and young mothers. AAC seeks to reverse the cycle of poverty that puts children and adolescents at risk of abandonment and seeks to strengthen personal and social autonomy.

Current Grant:

EMpower’s 4th grant to AAC equips youth with the knowledge and skills to prevent and combat domestic and school violence, get educational support, job-readiness skills, and vocational training, and work with teachers to combat school violence.

Where is Associação de Apoio as Meninas E Meninos da Regiao Se (AA Crianca or AAC)?

Primary Location: Sao Paulo

Website: http://aacrianca.com.br/

Funded Since: 2012

You can support our work with Associação de Apoio as Meninas E Meninos da Regiao Se (AA Crianca or AAC) and our other grantee partners.

Our Underwriters pay for all of our administrative and fundraising costs, so 100% of your donation goes directly to empowering at-risk youth.

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