The centre Espaço Casa Viva was founded in 2006 by CESVI and RedeCCAP to offer young beneficiaries a safe place in the slum of Manguinhos in Rio de Janeiro. Using art, education, sport and culture, the centre aims to protect children’s health and foster their self-esteem, motivating them to participate in community life and reflect on issues such as health, sexuality and domestic violence. These are the objectives and the themes addressed during the 7 workshops supported by Fondation Alta Mane. These enriched the courses usually offered by Casa Viva.


60 children and youths between the ages of 7 and 18.


In 2015, 7 workshops were held at the centre Espaço Casa Viva for 370 children and youth between the ages of 7 and 18 already participating in the drawing, painting, music and literature courses offered by the centre as well as their families and the community. During the events participants investigated social issues such as health, general and dental hygiene, environmental protection, sexuality, teenage pregnancy and domestic violence through artistic tools, including storytelling, plays and music. The project contributed to promote active citizenship and raise awareness in the community of Manguinhos by, for instance, distributing kits and providing free medical check-ups.


CESVI Fondazione Onlus

CESVI foundation began operations in Bergamo (Italy) in 1985 intervening in emergency situations worldwide by supporting rehabilitation and reconstruction following conflicts or natural calamities and running development programmes and projects for poor social groups and communities.


This NGO was founded in 1986 in Manguinhos (Brazil). It promotes literature, art education and human rights.[/fusion_tab][/fusion_tabs]