Developing Minds Foundation builds schools and supports education programs in areas affected by violence and poverty.

Since 2006, we have dedicated our focus on initiatives such as rehabilitating former child soldiers of the guerrilla in Colombia, building and supporting technology schools in Rio de Janeiro’s violent favelas and introducing literacy projects in inner cities of the United States.

In these troubled communities, we offer traditional education and vocational skills, as well as psychological and social support, to address the core needs of our students.

40,000
Number of Children Educated
85%
Graduation Rates
98%
Donations Directly to Projects

"I didn’t know anything about computers, then I started taking classes. I keep learning and now I know that I can do whatever I want with my life."

− Marcia Vivian, 15, City of God

"I’ve learned so much here, about things I didn’t even know existed."

− Hector, 16, Ex-child soldier of FARC

"Developing Minds created changes in the lives of many kids in City of God. I am one of them. I beat all the statistics and was accepted to the university, where I study computer science. "

− José Leandro Lima, 22, City of God