MakeUp in SaoPaulo supports Arca do Saber

MakeUp in SaoPaulo will host the Franco-Brazilian NGO Arca do Saber to support its activities aiming to promote academic success and professional integration of children in situation of social vulnerability and extreme poverty.

Created in 2001, Arca do Saber welcomes every day 120 children aged from 5 to 15 years to acquire knowledge thanks to educational and cultural activities, benefit from a balanced diet (240 meals are served every day), be open to the world and learn community life.

Located in the heart of Favela Vila Prudente, the oldest favela of São Paulo, with a population of about 17,000 inhabitants, Arca do Saber employs 8 employees and forty volunteers. It has modern and well equipped facilities (4 classrooms, a teachers’ room, a dining room, a sewing workshop on 3 floors).

In addition to this educational activity, Arca do Saber launched in 2005 a sewing workshop, which was asked by MakeUp in SaoPaulo to design a gift for all its exhibitors.

The activity of this workshop allows the association to complete its budget to 80% funded by a grant of social services, and could eventually represent a real source of income and social recognition for seamstresses from the Favela.

Like MakeUp in SaoPaulo, you can as a company or an individual support the Arca do Saber association, by choosing among a variety of formulas: contribute to the completion of one of its many projects (ranging from the organizing a cultural outing to the expansion of the centre…), by ordering the workshop the making of gift items or promotional items, or by making a donation, becoming a volunteer or by letting your colleagues, friends and family know about Arca do Saber.

Visit the Arca do Saber website (in French)

Learn more about the association

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