ARCA DO SABER is a beneficent, Franco-Brazilian association founded in January, 2001, with the purpose of integration of needy under aged individuals into society and fostering other social and educational activities related to the under aged, and their family and/or community. Presently, it manages a day care center with 115 children from 3 to 6 years and develops an expansion project to assist the children of the community which study at the municipal school system, offering booster classes in the afternoon, also preventing the children from staying on the street.
The entity further offers a crafts workshop, granting a work opportunity to around ten women from the community of the Favela Vila Prudente, in the City of São Paulo. PNST renders legal assistance to allow the regular exercise and development of this NGO.
The RCBF - Rede Cultural Beija-Flor (Beija-Flor Project Cultural) is a social non-profit organization, which has been operating in Brazil for 22 years providing support to children and teenagers in situations of social vulnerability. Every year, it directly takes care of around two thousand children, teenagers, as well as their family and the community in general. This social project is promoted through four reference Core Centers for Community Development located within various communities in São Paulo.
Beija-Flor’s social concept was developed over the years based on the Children At Risk Foundation - Kolibri CARF (Children at Risk Foundation), a foundation established in Norway in 1992 by the president of RCBF, Gregory John Smith, Ashoka Fellow in Brazil and winner of the humanitarian prize World of Children Award in 2014.