About Us

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 unprivileged people in Brazil – especially 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 the country.

Our charity has been in operation since 1996 and during this time we have shipped containers of donated clothing, school supplies and hospital beds, as well as sending money. Since 1999, most of the donations are being sent to Mansão do Caminho, located in one of the poorest areas of Salvador, Brazil. That organization 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. are kept to a minimum.

If you would like to make a donation to this very worthy cause, please see details on the “Donations” tab. Please, be advised that we issue a receipt for all donations.

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


Click here to learn more about mansão do caminho and watch the video below.

News

Inauguration at Mansão do Caminho

On March 1st, 2019, Fabiano of Christ Benevolent Society’s President, Giancarlo Chitto, joined the inauguration ceremony of the Nilson de Souza Pereira School (Colégio Nilson de Souza Pereira) in Salvador, Brazil. After years of planning and lots of hard work involved, we can finally celebrate this great achievement for the local community. We share below the …

Education

Education is a medium that will prepare a young mind with the possibility to learn a profession 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 provide financial assistance to Mansão do Caminho, a well-known organization in Salvador, Brazil. Since that date, this charity has forwarded all donations by fellow Canadians who are appreciative of the proactive work conducted by Mansão do Caminho. This Brazilian organisation is located within 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 instruction 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 several years. They have been proud observers and financial contributors on behalf of Canadians and have watched Mansão do Caminho grow over the years from providing education and life-sustaining services from approximately 125 children to nearly 3,000 children in 2007. So far, over 30,000 students have received a scholarship. For more information about the Brazilian organization where donations are forwarded, please refer to the page entitled “About Mansão do Caminho“.

Donations for this worthy cause can be made through 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.

About Mansão do Caminho


Divaldo Franco and Nilson de Souza Pereira devoted their lives helping the unprivildged people in Salvador, Brazil, since 1952, giving 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 Spiritist author and has written many books. He also gives many lectures every year and it is from the proceeds of these books and lectures, together with donations, that enables the continuity of this noble work. However, it is difficult to continue without sufficient resources, even though most of the staff members are volunteers.

Since 1952 the facilities have been extended and now incorporate many buildings, such as:

Day Care
There is a Day Care for 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 pick them up 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 a day 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 required medicine and medical assistance.

Periodically, 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 are 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 at school.

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

Various facilities
Within the infrastructure there are doctors and dentists. There is also a medical laboratory and a 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.


For additional information please watch “Mansão do Caminho’s 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:

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