Project Brazil

The Brazil Project stems from the desire of our founder, Father Pancrazio, to set up a shelter and hospitality center for young people living in favelas in serious situations of hardship, offering them a formation, in the light of the Gospel and in the spirit of the FFB, that would guarantee their integral development.

Our location

We are located in Salvador de Bahia, in the complex of neighborhoods revolving around the Bairro de São Cristóvão, near Salvador’s international airport. It is an area with approximately two hundred thousand inhabitants, all in differing degrees of poverty, some of them very severe.

The population is young – 70 per cent are under 25 – and live in very difficult conditions. It is not easy for young people to break free from poverty and in most cases they are unable, once they grow up, to live in better conditions than their parents.

That is why we strive to support the children and their families, transmitting – in addition to a high-level school education – values, interpersonal skills and cultural competences, in the hope of helping them to change, at least in part, their lives and to offer them the prospect of a more dignified and happy future.


Our aim is the creation of a youth formation center starting from the earliest age up to the end of higher education, throughout the entire training path provided for by Brazilian law.
For each of these stages, an intervention is envisaged that touches the individual in his or her entirety: starting from the spiritual dimension, we are committed to guiding them along a cultural and professional training path, whilst also paying attention to health needs.

The stages are

  • Kindergarten from 4 months to 2 years

    Already realized

  • Infant school from 3 to 5 years

    Already realized

  • Primary school from 6 to 10 years

    To be realized

  • Middle school from 11 to 14 years

    To be realized

  • High school from 15 to 17 years

    To be realized

  • Professional school from 18 years

    To be realized


Our kindergarten, which can accommodate up to 120 children from 4 months to 5 years of age, is highly regarded both by the population and by the Salvador city education department, as well as by philanthropic organizations with whom we collaborate or companies that support us.

In fact, although the quality of teaching is on a par with the best private kindergartens in the city, the service provided, which includes five meals a day (breakfast – snack – lunch – snack – dinner), is totally free. This is possible thanks to donations and funding from Europe (mainly from Italy, Switzerland and Germany) and the support received from the municipality of Salvador for the public service provided free of charge.

We try to improve the kindergarten’s educational proposal day by day by focusing on constant staff training and, above all, by frequently involving parents in the educational activities. Indeed, we believe that a child’s education can be an opportunity for the whole family and the community to grow.

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Support a child

With long-distance support you can help a child to receive a proper education by covering the out-of-pocket expenses for their educational activities.

Your donation means

Who do you support

A child aged between 4 months and 5 years and 11 months in the favelas of the São Cristovão neighborhood in Salvador de Bahia.

What you will receive

  • Photo of the child and his class
  • Distance support certificate
  • Annual report
  • Update on projects
  • Tax certificate (on request)

Full-time school

Start of activities at 7.30 am until 4.30 pm

Ordinary activities

Educational activities aimed at personal development (sociality, education in human and Christian values, development of specific skills, self-knowledge, motor development, etc.)

Five meals a day

Breakfast then snack, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner

Special activities

School trips, special training (hygiene, cooking, music, etc.), psychological support, teacher training, costs for children’s uniforms.

With 40 euros you will sustain 1/3 of the real costs for one month of a child’s schooling

80 euros will pay 2/3 of the actual costs for one month of school for a child

120 euros will cover the full costs for one month of a child’s schooling

Choosing to support at a distance is a small gesture that gives hope for a better future not only to the child, but to their entire community.