Location Rio de Janeiro
Grantee 2011
Attended areas Health

BrazilFoundation 10 anos

Based in the Cidade de Deus (City of God) neighborhood, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Casa de Santa Ana works to improve the quality of life for the elderly, who most often face isolation. The organization focuses on three key areas: the promotion of health, with strategies for prevention and self-care; training workshops for caregivers; and by motivating and encouraging activities to bring old and new generations closer together. Through the support of BrazilFoundation, Casa Santa Ana established an important partnership with the Yale Alumni Chorus, after they made a presentation in the City of God.

This partnership has brought encouragement to the Casa de Santa Ana chorus, the “Vozes da Cidade de Deus” (Voices of the City of God) which includes participants from three generations of the community. The partnership also led the project’s chorus to participate in events with other choirs visiting Brazil from countries such as: USA, Canada and New Zealand. In 2010, Casa de Santa Ana was designated a “Ponto de Cultura” (Point of Culture)*.

* Title of recognition awarded by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture to institutions that have made socio-cultural impacts in their communities.


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