The Morro dos Macacos favela in Rio de Janeiro is home to 35 000 residents and, like many areas in Rio, struggles against violence and crime. CEAC@DIGITAL is part of Recode, formerly known as the Center for Digital Inclusion, a non-governmental organisation providing IT training and facilities to the slum’s youth. This programme supports vital social and economic development in the Morro dos Macacos community, giving young people increased opportunities, including internships, to break the cycle of poverty.
In 2011, ICEF donated US$ 7 000 to this project which funded student scholarships, teachers’ salaries, and helped to purchase equipment for the CEACA-Digital centre. A year later, ICEF was invited to visit the project in Rio de Janeiro and meet some of the students and teachers. Read our Project Visit Report here.