Location Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro
Grantee 2005
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement


The OCA – which means “house” in the indigenous language Tupi Guarani – operates in the mountainous region of Teresópolis, developing activities that use artistic expression (music, literature, theater, dance) to assist children and adolescents living in socially vulnerable situations and suffering the stigmas and psychosocial consequences of being the children of alcoholic parents. The BrazilFoundation supported the Saci-Tererê project in 2005, which worked with an initial group of 20 children and adolescents, considered to be socially at risk, who participated in a series of artistic activities.

The program resulted in a theatrical play, presented at the House of Culture in Teresópolis, and the publishing of the children’s book entitled “SACI-Tererê, A HISTORY OF LIFE.” In 2007, the BrazilFoundation also supported “Saci Tererê Goes to School,” taking the stage production and book produced by the children to six other schools in the municipality of Teresópolis. In 2006 the organization received the Culture Prize – Note 10 (State Secretariat for Culture of UNESCO and Rio de Janeiro Brazil) and in 2010 was nominated as a Point of Culture.


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