Ventures
Novos Líderes Empreendedores
Fellow(s)
Location
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
BR
Issue Area(s)

About

Yannick, a young Dutch student, has fallen in love with Brazil, speaks Portuguese, and teamed up with a powerful ground team of Brazilian students and teachers in a favela (slum) near Rio de Janeiro.  He will, with his team, run a mathematics, English and creativity program to provide elementary school students with education and positive role models so they can begin to explore options in their life outside of the slum.  He has already piloted this program with 120 students and his co-founder, a young man from the favela itself.