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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

11/October/2017

Viva Rio started as a simple demonstration, an act of rebellion against the wave of violence that hit Rio de Janeiro in the early 1990s. From the very beginning we acted in an atypical way, bringing people from the favelas together with the rest of the city, uniting religious and academic icons, artists and anonymous […]

OUR ARRIVAL IN HAITI

11/October/2017

  In 2004 the United Nations (UN) invited Viva Rio to participate in its peace mission in Haiti, due to our experience mediating conflicts in the communities of Rio de Janeiro. We arrived in Port-au-Prince, the capital of the Caribbean nation, to deal with armed clashes between rival gangs and a population suffering from precarious […]

Kids with disabilities enjoy nature in accessible park trail

27/September/2017

Viva Rio has opened an inclusive trail in Mangaratiba State Park, which is interpretive, sensory and accessible for wheelchair users and people with low mobility. The so-called Curumin Trail connects in the Sahy Valley region with the Ruin Trail, a narrow strip of land between the mountain and the sea. The idea of ​​an adapted […]

Child soldiers from Congo find peace and friends in Capoeira

15/September/2017

Capoeira for Peace (Capoeira por la Paix) has just made its first “baptism” and graduation at the Democratic Republic of Congo. The program uses capoeira to resocialize children who had been used as soldiers by armed groups in the African country. The initiative of the Brazilian Embassy and Unicef, with the support of the Amada […]

Black Pearls leads group in their first time in professional football

8/September/2017

After 10 victories in 13 matches, Viva Rio’s football team, the Black Pearls FC, is leading its group with 31 points in the Series C of Rio Football Championship. First place in each group guarantees direct access to Series B, and now the team is two winning matches away from the dream of moving a […]

Young students share food, warm clothes and love with homeless people

22/August/2017

Inspired by a lecture on Empathy and Volunteer Work, students from Viva Rio’s education program Jovem Aprendiz decided to put into practice what they were debating and got together to take the streets and distribute donations to homeless people. In less than 24 hours they collected kits that included water, fruit, biscuits, toiletries and warm […]

Health agents and locals create community garden at hospital

22/August/2017

Caring for the environment in which we live is also taking care of our health. In the Municipal Hospital Ronaldo Gazolla collaborators and locals joined the Volunteers of Viva Rio to create a community vegetable garden, free of chemical fertilizers and agrochemicals. A task-force was formed to plant fruit trees, herbs and vegetables on a […]

OUR ARRIVAL IN HAITI

14/June/2017

In 2004, the United Nations (UN) invited Viva Rio to participate in its peace mission in Haiti, due to our experience mediating conflicts in the communities of Rio de Janeiro. We arrived in Port-au-Prince, the capital of the Caribbean nation, to deal with armed clashes between rival gangs and a population suffering from precarious services […]

SOCIAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION

14/June/2017

In 2009 Viva Rio celebrated its 16th year of activities, and we felt that we were ready to do more. Motivated by a desire for social justice and inclusion, we saw the health sector as an opportunity to contribute to a quality public service in communities impacted by poverty and violence. We therefore started bidding […]

TWO MINUTES FOR PEACE

14/June/2017

We promoted out first great public demonstration on December 17, 1993, when the city stopped for two minutes to ask for peace, consolidating Viva Rio as an important and active social movement in the debate about Rio de Janeiro. The city was then facing a period of extreme violence, including two deadly slaughteres in Candelária Church and […]