August is drawing to a close, the lockdown is easing in Brazil & ACE Projects is (slowly) getting back into the swing of things. Whilst we are very much supporters of accelerating community empowerment, we aren’t so keen on accelerating community infection! With this in mind, we are progressing our operations, but cautiously - and as safely as possible.
Children are returning to classes with new safety measures in place. Across the 6 Favelas, we are looking to provide 5 hours per day for each child. As their skills improve and they adapt to being in the community centres, we are hoping they will develop long term habits of keeping active and engaged with their community. We are teaching them to develop their own positive paths through life, after the pandemic briefly and abruptly put their development/education on hold.
We are extremely proud of the work we have done since the start of 2020 and would like to encourage you to read our Half Year Report which outlines our progress thus far through these tough times.
Please find attached here a digital half year report and we hope you will enjoy it.
We are sending our love from Brazil and keeping you up to speed with progress ACE Projects has been making as COVID restrictions lift around Rio de Janeiro.Read More >
The political system in Brazil is a Federal-State administration, meaning each state is autonomous but functions under the general rule of the federal body. Each state has a governor and a mayor of the main city but ultimately falls under the federal jurisdiction. So when an international crisis occurs...Read More >
The world has been turned upside down in the last 6 months.The rug has been pulled from beneath our feet, but thankfully, we found a few gems hiding beneath the fabric.Read More >
The situation developing in Brazil is leaving the nation victim to the Covid-19 pandemic, with very few protective measures from the government.Read More >
We have compiled an Annual Report for our followers to see exactly how last year panned out and what the future holds for ACE Projects and the people of Rio de Janeiro.Read More >
The favelas have always been misrepresented by mainstream media; in Brazil and across the world.Read More >
We felt it was imperative to show this VICE News Video to you so that you can more clearly understand the communities we work in, the struggles they face, and the work we are trying to do to help solve some of these problems.Read More >
TeamArchie supports several charities across the world, creating an international community with a common goal - providing the tools for children to reach new heights.Read More >
Developing a cultural identity whilst living in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro is a complicated process. Establishing the areas where you culturally resonate is hard, when your life is governed by the pressures of work, safety and survival.Read More >