In 2019, ACE Projects funded a tennis project in Rocinha. We increased the number of children attending and the hours they could play for, meaning the project was running at full capacity with hundreds of kids getting access to sport and support. Our KPIs were phenomenal - children’s attendance at school had increased, their work was improving, and we had developed relationships with their parents. It is deeply rewarding to have parents who are usually not involved in their children’s activities become so passionate and interested in their lives.
We hope that through the tennis project, we have paved a path to help children play, learn, and grow together, and their families can see the positive impact social sport can have.
We are now developing new partnerships, allowing the Rocinha Tennis Project to become independent. The local leaders can now run it as their own, and continue to support their community through sport.
We provided a platform to let the community take control of their own lives, and that project has come to fruition.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
The favelas have always been misrepresented by mainstream media; in Brazil and across the world.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 >
In 2019 ACE Projects hosted a photography exhibition across the world, showcasing the incredible work taken by children from Rocinha favelaRead 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 >
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 >
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 >