Rio de Janeiro

Learn about Developing Minds Foundation’s programs and wonderful partners in Rio de Janeiro:

Mars Rover to Children from City of God

Check out a wonderful collaboration with NASA to offer the opportunity to discover science, nature and drive a Mars Rover to children from City of God:


See more of the wonderful activities and care the daycare in Rocinha provides everyday to children from 3 months to 5 years despite the violence of the surrounding community from another supporter Intrepid:

Colombia - Alta el Fuego

Learn about the incredibly challenging and moving experiences of former child soldiers imagining a life outside of the conflict in Colombia. See more

Leblon Road Trip to Rio

Watch the Road Trip to Rio, a partnership with Leblon to support Developing Minds Foundation’s mission in an exciting roadtrip around the world:

The Remarkable Story of Luma and Gabriel

In Rio de Janeiro’s Rocinha favela, two children overcome adversity and receive an education in a school supported by Developing Minds Foundation.

Future Kings of Brazilian Soccer

In Rio’s Mangueira favela, a soccer project sponsored by Developing Minds Foundation and Flamengo gives children an alternative to a life of drug violence.

One Child Soldier’s Story

In Colombia, a former child soldier of the FARC tells his story – from living on the streets as a child, to joining the guerrilla, the great difficulties of life in the jungle, running away, and finally rebuilding.

Overcoming Fear, A Village in Colombia Marches On

Overcoming violence from FARC and paramilitary civil conflict, families in the mountains of Colombia participate in a Developing Minds Foundation sponsored literacy project.