Program Details

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

  • Location: Porto Alegre

The project Casa Madre Giovanna was born in 1995 with the objective of receive and support children who used to stay on the streets of Campo da Tuca District, a poor area with many social problems such us child work, adolescent pregnancy and drug abuse. The project has growth considerably since then and counts with a new and better structure since 2000. Nowadays it receives more than 70 children from 5 to 15 years old, divided into 3 age groups and coming from families under risk (drug addiction, miss of male figures at home, strong poverty, etc). The mission of the social project is to help the children from the local community to develop skills, knowledge and values and to give them the change for a better future.

The idea is to avoid children staying on the streets, to stimulate their awareness, responsibility and will to get over the limits of their family situation; they are unruly but sweet and love needy.


The volunteer will be living with a family that will provide lodge and food.


The educators try to encourage the skills and interests of the kids through different activities, such as educational and pedagogical activities, music and art workshops, sports, lectures and debates (about social themes, drugs, sexuality, health…), Capoeira and dance, English lessons and the promotion of activities for their inclusion in the community.

  • To be open minded to face adversities, especially when working with needy community.
  • To have the ability to be creative to develop the activities with limited resources.
  • No consume of any psychoactive substances.
  • To have the ability to negotiate and manage conflictive situations among children and adolescents.
  • To have some artistic or sport abilities if possible.
  • To be very enthusiastic, sensible, optimistic and responsible.

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


2.200,00 EUR (6 MTS)

3.300,00 EUR (12 MTS)