Program Details

Associacao Comunitaria Crianca Feliz

  • Start Date 2017-08-03
  • End Date: 2018-08-05

  • Location: Canoas, Brazil

Criança Feliz is a Non-Governmental Organization is a social philanthropic project born in 1999 in a very poor area of Canoas city, from the efforts of a catholic group of friends.
They tried to avoid a big social problem that was the constant presence of children playing in dangerous places, such us on the street and closed to the tracks of the train.
As the general cause was the lack of structures and places in which the children could play and the lack of opportunities for them, the project was born with the idea of giving a safe place in which they could pass the day by playing, doing interesting activities, socializing and developing their selves. The children are between 6 to 15 years old.


The volunteer will be living with a host family.


The children that come to Criança Feliz are between 6 to 15 years old. These children receive food, attention and care, being encouraged to social, intellectual and personal development. Depending by the educators and volunteers’ skill, Criança Feliz provides alternative education trough pedagogical support and activities; different kind of workshops are organized, such us readying, games, dance, sports, environmental discussions, excursions outside the neighborhood, art and handcrafts.

To be open minded and a calm and positive person; to love staying and playing with many active children that often do not respect the rules.

To be creative, being able to develop new activities, normally with limited or no resources, depending by the need of the project and what you like and can do.

How to get there?
International Airport: Porto Alegre (POA)
Domestic Airport:


2.200,00 EUR (6 MTS)

3.300,00 EUR (12 MTS)