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Mais Caminhos 

Mais Caminhos is a non-government organisation (NGO) focused on addressing the social inequalities that affect the lives of Brazilians everyday. Mais Caminhos was founded in 2009, striving to promote education and maximizing the potential of underprivileged children and teens from Rio de Janeiro’s Pavão-Pavãozinho and Cantagalo communities. Contribute to our cause by taking the opportunity to volunteer in Brazil!

Mais Caminhos has always had one main objective: to help children and adolescents achieve their dreams.


Our Vision 

Empowering a generation of underprivileged children and teens in Rio de Janeiro to build their own future.


Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide motivated underprivileged children and teens in Rio de Janeiro with the necessary educational and financial support and mobilize them to improve their future prospects.


What is Our Philosophy?

At Mais Caminhos, our mission is to transform the lives of underprivileged children and adolescents living in social-vulnerable situations in Rio de Janeiro. Our overarching goal is to bridge the gap between the developing and developed world through our programmes. By cultivating a global community of pioneers, children and adolescents develop the skills and foundations to behave in socially appropriate and productive manners while building academic capabilities.

Our aim is to not only recognise the sheer abundance of potential within youth, but to actively provide them with basic human rights such as safe environments to learn in and the opportunities to grow educationally, physiologically, and socially, regardless of social or economic circumstances. At Mais Caminhos we create an encouraging environment where underprivileged children and teens in Rio de Janeiro are treated with respect and have the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to empower them and pave the path to a successful life. We are proud of our contribution in fostering a generation of motivated leaders, full of passion for education, culture and respect for others. The youth at Mais Caminhos are given the tools they need to actively sculpt their futures, allowing them to live up to their potential without limitation of their backgrounds or economic conditions.

Here at Mais Caminhos, we have learnt that helping discover potential is the most valuable gift that you can give.


So why don’t you come volunteer in Brazil with us?


The Caminhos Pilars

Mais Caminhos is part of the Caminhos group, a three-pillar organisation in which we offer the following services: 1) education; 2) social work; and 3) self sustaining community and eco-tourism.


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  • Ipanema language school offering Portuguese courses
  • Accommodation services for students
  • Free activities for students
  • Visa services for students
  • Consultancy for students


Location: Farme de Amoedo 135, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

Number of staff: 20

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  • Bioconstruction projects 
  • Vocational training for teenagers and young adults 
  • Organic food production and restaurant 
  • Accommodation for tourists (future)
  • Renewable energy production (future)


Location: Estrada Ernesto Souza Cardinot s/n, Cardinot, Nova Friburgo, RJ, Brazil.

Number of staff: 6

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  • Mais Caminhos Complementary for children
  • Mais Caminhos Exchange and Scholarships for teenagers
  • Mais Caminhos Family for families


Location: Farme de Amoedo 135, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

Number of staff: 4


Rua Farme de Amoedo, 135 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22420-020

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