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Arca do Saber

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Arca do Saber
Country and localization
Brazil, São Paulo
Supported people
60 youngsters living in favelas
Project helped in
Amount of the support
30,000 euros

“Arca do Crescer”: construction of a training centre for 60 young people from the favelas

Every day, Arca do Saber, a Franco-Brazilian NGO created in 2001, welcomes 120 youngsters aged 6 to 15 after school. The ambition of this NGO located in the heart of the Vila Prudente favela is to give children, teenagers and their families the “opportunity of a better future” through very complete support: education, health, vocational training, etc.

In 2106, to offer young people career guidance and support in finding a job, the NGO developped the Arca do Crescer training centre. This allows the young people of Vila Prudente to access quality training and find a job rapidly. At the end of 2017, the center was inaugurated and training began in 2018: 60 young people can be trained in bakery and hospitality industries every year. AccorHotels teams from São Paulo worked hand-in-hand with Arca do Saber to build the educational training program for the hospitality industry.

Solidarity AccorHotels supports the creation and operation of this training center, enabling the support of 60 young people.


The project holder
Claudia Faria Da Silva
Executive Assistant to CEO AccorHotels South America

Supporting a project like Arca do Crescer means to encourage the most effective ways to contribute to young people, which is through education and training. I am very happy to contribute and also to offer to my colleagues the opportunity to contribute through volunteer work, one of the most important pillars of the project!