PROJETO UERÊ is a refuge for children from the community Baixa do Sapateiro, part of the Complexo da Maré. The project attends 35 % of the children from this community.

At UERÊ, they eat, play, study, and build self-confidence. Every day a child spends at UERÊ their knowledge is enhanced with improved chances to complete the school and to enter the labor market.

We work every day to:

  • Promote social inclusion
  • Increase school years, with emphasis on future professional life
  • Encourage confidence and self-esteem
  • Help children understand the social injustice that victimizes them
  • Guide them towards becoming responsible citizens
  • Prepare our youngsters to compete in an increasingly demanding labor market
  • Prove children and youngsters that education is the only road out of povery.