Teach children in Brazil and help us change their lives!

4.5
58 reviews58

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

School

4.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

16 Meeting locals

16 Creating true social impact

14 Immersing in the local culture

14 Developing social awareness

7 Get in touch with nature

4 Meeting international travelers


France

4

The experience at Escolinha Itacoatiaria was unexpectedly life-changing. I got to know a very different population of Brazil and I learnt a lot about myself as a person but also as a "teacher" by living in these conditions. The school is a place full of hope and love, you just need to get used to the fact that is a bit dark and very hot :). I highly recommend to stay at least to weeks in order to enjoy the real beauty of the Amazon and to get to know the kids and the surrounding families better, it changed everything for me.

about 5 years ago

France

5

This experience was truly unforgettable and so inspiring! Even though it's tuff in the beginning to have to figure out on your own how to teach and help the kids as well as the community and to adapt to a new environment it is therefore a a very enriching adventure and You receive so much more than you can give. I highly recommend people to stay there at least more than a week to truly have an impact in improving the school and getting to know the people living there. This project is so awsome and the kids are just the best! Anyone who goes there will learn a lot! Enjoy :)

about 5 years ago

Brazil

5

It was a life-changing experience, Dona Maria and Poró are nice and the kids are really lovely!
I'm already missing them, I want to be back soon!

over 5 years ago

Brazil

4

It was an amazing experience, the kids are kind, lovely and receptive. They really warmed my heart! <3 We had to much fun together. They wanted to learn, and talk, and play, and painting, and everything I wanted to do! They are respectful, intelligent and awesome! And, of course, they are the main and highest point of the experience. Alex is very kind and he is always available, he helped a lot with information before and during the experience. He also kept in touch after it, and he has a true and genuine interest for the kids. The Escolinha house is very simple, so dont expect too much of it.

over 5 years ago

Brazil

4

Alex was very present all the time, texting and helping us with everything. Although the family that hosted us is easy to lead with, but we handle it. The kids are fantastic, much more interesting than i though would be, very friendly and kind. In the school you have a lot of autonomy to improve the house and to be creative with the classes. I was a very good experience, I saw a lot, I learned a lot...

about 6 years ago

Brazil

5

This experience was amazing!
The direct contact with kids and adults around the school was very interesting. I could see diferent ways of life and thinking.
It was also a shock. The reality of Itacoatiara (mainly the school's neighboorhood) can be shocking for people that have never seen social problems so close. Good to change some concepts.
Also, going to Interior was a good idea! The Amazon Rainforest is a wonderful place to put your mind in order.
Hope you are having fun too! =D

over 6 years ago

Brazil

5

Eu amei a experiência, eu amo as crianças são uns amores, e recomendo aos voluntários que vão de coração aberto para ouvir a vivências delas, já sinto falta delas chamando "fessoraaa" o dia todo, aprendi muito com tudo que vi. É uma experiência que nunca vou esquecer.
Eriane, Dona Maria e todos os morados da rua foram acolhedores. Recomendo muito.

about 1 month ago


Alex replied

Vivian came to the Escolinha Itacoatiara in May 2022 and from the very first moment she was working totally on her own responsibility with the children. The communication with her via whatsapp was always productive and friendly. Donna Maria, the children and the other volunteers were more than sad when she had to leave. Vivian, thank you for you help and you are more than welcome back anytime! Alex

Brazil

5

A minha experiência foi excelente. Quero voltar e ajudar mais. Infelizmente faltou comunicação antes da minha chegada, não tive nenhuma informação de como ir, como chegar, quem procurar e o que fazer lá. Eu só descobri já lá buscando, mas entendi que foi um erro do host de ter esquecido de me passar as informações. Isso não diminuiu a minha experiência na comunidade e com as crianças do local. A primeira coisa que a pessoa precisa saber é que é importante ir com um planejamento do que fazer e do que deve levar o necessário para ministrar as aulinhas ou o projeto com a comunidade.

4 months ago


Alex replied

Camila veio para a Escolinha Itacoatiara no marco do ano 2022 e trabalhou com as criancas totalmente na propria responsabiliade! Foi muito legal que ela veio e as criancas eram triste quando ela tive que sair. Peco disculpas para nao ter passado todas informacoes, vou por as informacoes como chegar no perfil para isso nao acontecer de novo!

Brazil

5

Apesar de ter ficado poucos dias, foi incrivelmente enriquecedor e impactante ter passado esse tempo na escolinha. A oportunidade de me conectar e doar meu carinho e energia aquela comunidade não tem explicação… vou carregar pra sempre no meu coração! Só gostaria que a comunicação prévia fosse mais específica, pois fui achando que ficaria sozinha e quando cheguei lá, já haviam 3 voluntárias (o que foi ótimo!), mas poderia ter me programado melhor com todas as informações (qtd de voluntários, endereço da escolinha, contato da Dona Maria). Mas super recomendo a experiência!

4 months ago

Uruguay

3

La experiencia fue increíble, detalles para mejorar en cuanto a la comunicación pero el proyecto social en si, es hermoso

4 months ago

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