Location São Paulo, SP
Grantee 2015
Attended areas Education and Culture

Rodas do Conhecimento – CAPS

Cultural and Literary Activities in the Grajaú Region of São Paulo

The Rodas do Conhecimento CAPS project encourages literature composition and discussion in an effort to integrate the individual in society and stimulate their creativity. The project’s goal is to help the residents of the Grajaú region in São Paulo to better express their ideas and opinions.

For 24 years CAPS has facilitated and encouraged access to education through the literary arts in the southern region of São Paulo. By promoting knowledge on different literary genres, correct grammar usage, and cultural expression, CAPS provides opportunities for artists from low-income neighborhoods to become civically involved and improve the social environment of their community. The center is an important cultural hub in the area, and holds weekly meetings on matters such as education, religion, history, and poetry.

With support from BrazilFoundation, the project will:

-Expand its literature circles to additional participants;
-Encourage correct writing by offering classes on grammar and different literary genres;
-Encourage participants to compose their own literature;
-Produce three annual compilations to share their work.


-50 participants in monthly literature circles
-Literature and poetry encouraged

“I believe that art is a path to self-discovery.” – Maria, Vilani, founder of CAPS


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