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We are a Canadian charity registered with both the Provincial and Federal Governments. Our aim is to obtain donations which are used to help the poor and needy people in Brazil – specifically children.

The Directors of this charity have seen the misery first-hand, having lived and worked in Brazil for a number of years and during that time visited some of the poorest areas of Brazil

Our charity has been in operation since 1996 and during this time we have shipped containers of used clothing, school desks and hospital beds as well as sending money. Since 1999 all donations are being sent to Mansao do Caminho whose facilities are in one of the poorest areas of Salvador, Brazil. That organisation is registered with the Brazilian government.

Our work in Canada is carried out on a voluntary basis, therefore none of the money donated is used for salaries or expenses. Expenses for stationery, postage, etc. is kept to a minimum.

If you would care to make a donation to this very worthy cause, please see details on the page marked “Donations“. Please be advised that for all donations will receive an official receipt.

Thank You!
Giancarlo Chitto A,o.G.W.
President

For information about the organisation in Salvador, Brazil where all donations are sent, please see page marked “Mansao do Caminho

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Education

Education is a tool that will prepare a young mind with the possibility to learn a profession or trade so as to earn an honest living in the future.

In Canada, education is mandatory and taken for granted, but this is not the case in many other countries and Brazil is no exception.

Since its inception in 1999 as a registered charity, Fabiano of Christ Benevolent Society has committed itself to providing financial assistance to Mansao do Caminho, a well known organisation in Salvador, Brazil. Since that date, this charity has forwarded all donations by fellow Canadians who are appreciative of the effective work and results achieved by Mansao do Caminho. This Brazilian organisation is situated in one of the poorest areas of Salvador, Brazil and their main objective is the education of children , who without their help, would not be able to receive any education whatsoever.

The Directors of Fabiano of Christ Benevolent Society have witnessed first-hand the misery experienced in this area having lived and worked in Brazil for a number of years. They have been proud observers and financial contributors on behalf of Canadians and have watched Mansao do Caminho grow over the years from providing education and life sustaining services from approximately 125 children to approximately 3,000 children in the year 2007 and to date more than 30,000 students have received an education. For more information about the Brazilian organisation where donations are forwarded, please refer to the page entitled “Mansao do Caminho“.

Donations for this worthy cause can be made to Fabiano of Christ Benevolent Society and mailed to the address shown on the Donations page. All donations will receive an official receipt. It should be noted that our Society’s efforts in Canada are carried out on a purely voluntary basis and expenses for postage, stationery, etc. are kept to a minimum.

Mansao do Caminho

Information for the organisation of:
Mansao do Caminho, Salvador, Brazil

 
The persons in charge of this organisation are Divaldo Franco and Nilson de Souza Pereira, who have devoted their lives to helping the poor and destitute in Salvador, Brazil since 1952. and have given homes to orphaned and abandoned children. These children and other poor children are educated and looked after, later learning a trade or profession.

Divaldo Franco is a renowned author and has written many books. He also gives many lectures each year and it is from the proceeds of these books and lectures, together with donations, that enables the continuance of this good work. However, it is difficult to continue without sufficient resources, even although many of the staff are volunteers.

Since 1952 the facilities have been extended and now incorporates many buildings:

Day Care
There is a day care for both babies and infants. Here mothers can leave their children in safety during the day so that they can go to work. They leave them at 7:30 a.m and collect them in the evening at 5:00 p.m. Experts who have visited this facility consider it to be a model of excellence for both the facilities and the services offered.

The day care is built on two levels. The ground floor is used for the direct care of the babies and infants and includes: cribs, recreation room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and an infirmary. There is also a solarium where children can not only play and be protected but also receive the benefit of the sunshine. The children can play happily with educational toys and there are sufficient toys for every child. The upper floor is reserved for the services of the administrative and technical support staff.

The children receive meals five times daily and are also given a meal for the mothers to take home for consumption by the child when away from the day care. They also receive all the medicine and medical assistance they require.

Periodically the mothers, children and administrative staff get together and the mothers receive special training in child care. Wherever possible, the mothers are expected to occasionally give four hours of their time to help in the day care as volunteers. All staff and volunteers work together in close harmony with the mothers because they know that the services given in the day care is building a better future for the children.

Schooling
As in all schools, there are various grades of education for children of all ages and they are taught by professional teachers. These schools operate on a daily basis from Mondays to Fridays. The children also receive meals during the time they are in school.

Trade Schools
For older children there are classes teaching various trades – e.g. shoe repairs, printing, bakery, crafts, typing, mechanics, nursing, and computer skills, etc.

Various facilities
Within the infrastructure there are doctors and dentists. Also in place is a medical laboratory and library.

Seniors
There are volunteers that help the aged, handicapped and terminally ill people requiring palliative care. They are also given the basic necessities, plus medicine, blankets, clothing and shoes etc.

Periodically the volunteers try to obtain donations of mattresses, cooking utensils etc. in order to help the poor people and sometimes money is given in order to assist them to pay rent, water and electricity.

 

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For additional information please view “Masao Do Caminho video” or visit their website at Mansaodocaminho.com.br

Donations

Checks and/or Money Orders should be made payable to:

FABIANO OF CHRIST BENEVOLENT SOCIETY

and mailed to:
405 -255 Hirst Ave West, Parksville, B.C., V9P 1P5 – Canada

Please give the following information when sending your donation:

Name:………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Amount of Donation $………………….(…………………………………………………………..)