In conjunction with our partner in Aprendiz, we work to enrol and retain Brazil’s out of school children. The partnership allows us to work with government towards the integration of policies and intervention strategies that support out of school children. Our completed project with Todos Pela Educação centred on advocacy initiatives to mobilise resources for school inclusion, retention and education quality for the country’s out of school children.

source(s): UNESCO EFA Global Monitoring Report 2013/14

Main Barriers to Education

  • Poverty
  • Conflict
  • High population density in urban areas

In recent times, Brazil, like the other BRIC countries, has placed significant efforts into raising its people out of poverty and the recent discovery of oil could transform this nation into a top exporting nation. Also rich in iron ore, Brazil exports to major manufacturing countries such as China.

Despite significant advances in past decades, Brazil has one of the world’s highest levels of inequality, most starkly evident in Rio de Janeiro. Rio’s favelas have traditionally lower education levels, rates of illiteracy, age-grade disparity, OOSC and higher dropout rates then the rest of the country. (World Bank).  A third of the population of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo live in Favelas or slums, and this has led to harsh and challenging social conditions.

Brazil is home to much of the Amazonian rainforest, which is a vital regulator of climate and commands much international concern and attention in this regard; according to the BBC, a drive to move settlers to the Amazon region during military rule in the 1970s caused considerable damage to vast areas of rainforest.  In 2005, it was reported that one fifth of the Amazon forests had been cleared by deforestation.  The government has now halted all sponsored migration programs in a bid to reduce deforestation.

The video highlights the work that EAC's partners in Brazil are doing to advance education in the indigenous community.

sources: Worldbank, BBC


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Schools of Tomorrow

Schools of Tomorrow

Successfully Completed Project

In Brazil, EAC and Aprendiz are working in partnership to expand the Department of Education’s Schools of Tomorrow program to bring quality basic education to the children of Rio de Janario’s falavela’s. Rio de Janerio’s falavelas habitually have lower education levels, literacy rates, age-grade parity, and enrollment and retention rates than the rest of the country.



In partnership with EAC, Aprendiz is expanding the Department of Education’s Schools of Tomorrow program in Brazil to ensure quality basic education for the children of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas.

Todos Pela Educação (Successfully Completed Project)

Educate a Child and Todos Pela Educação in Brazil signed an agreement on April 30th, 2013 to activate a one year project in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to mobilize support for school inclusion, retention and education quality for out of school children.