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Nanko RIP

To all friends of Ourchilds projects in Brazil – the director of our partner Instituto Brasileiro de Saúde em Inovações Social ( IBISS ), Nanko van Buuren, died suddenly on 2/14/2015. We feel with his family, his staff and all those he cared for. We all are mourning for Nanko van Buuren.

Support our projects in Brazil. Sponsorships provide safety for the projects and the children we care for: the school in Vila Nova, Rio de Janeiro.

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The school in Vila Nova has finally been transferred from IBISS to the local municipality. IBISS has long campaigned for the government to assume responsibility and this latest development is therefore most welcome. It is, however, regrettable that in the process IBISS loses one of its most impressive flagship schools.While not necessarily positive on the one hand, it is nevertheless heartening to hear that the … more

Child soldiers are thought to be in places where there is a war. The child soldiers of Rio de Janeiro are in a place of permanent war. Approx. 9000 weapon-carrying and about 5000 non-armed children and young persons of between 8 and 18 years of age work here for the various drug barons of the slums of Rio. 16 % of these are girls. Only 21% of them reach the age of 21.

The WLO classifies the job of a child soldier in Brazil as a ‘high … more