Re-educating and reintegrating former child soldiers of the guerrilla


An alternative to armed conflict in Colombia’s rural areas


Promoting healthy development from infancy to adolescence in Brazil's favelas


Creating a safe haven on the soccer fields of Mangueira favela


Helping educate victims of illegally armed groups in Urabá


In City of God, teaching technology skills to over 500 children and adolescents


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

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

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


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Donations Directly to Projects

I didn’t know anything about computers before, then I started taking classes. I keep learning and now I know that I am capable of doing 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 changed the lives of many kids in City of God, and I am one of them. I beat all the statistics and was accepted to the university, where I study computer science now.

José Leandro Lima, 22, City of God

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