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ABOUT US

Natalie Wells-Tibbs, COO
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Changing the world one child at a time

Creating unique STEAM learning centers for underprivileged and underserved students in communities around the world, starting in the favela of Intinga, Brazil, March, 2021

Our goal is to strengthen communities through improving students’ future prospects by providing access to:

  1. Technology (i.e. computers, software, etc.)

  2. Instructional hands-on learning

  3. Trained professionals and mentorship from all over the world

  4. Safe and healthy STEAM learning environments

  5. Innovative STEAM teaching techniques

Natalie Tibbs - Director

UPMI STEAM learning center—BRAZIL, our flagship center located at: Conjunto Parque Sanata Rita. Caminho 40 casa 01 Itinga, 42740-005, Lauro de Freitas, BA, Brazil, will apply a ‘cradle to career’ teaching philosophy for the youth in the favela.  Not only arming them with the skills and knowledge they need to compete and thrive, but also helping them to acquire the necessary tools to seek and obtain employment.  We will judge our success by the eventual employment of our students and their positive impact on their communities.

Children from the favela have limited opportunities and a fleeting hope of meaningful employment in their future.  Our flagship learning center is located in the Favela where many children do not attend school and grow up with little or no education.  Our aim is to tackle this problem head on with the help of strategic and educational partners, sponsors, and those who see the importance of education for all.

Get our full mission statement or talk to one of our team to learn more about UPMI STEAM learn center brazil.  Contact us using the form below.

upmi steam learning center brazil favela kids easter event2021

UPMI STEAM LEARNING CENTER BRAZIL is not just a school, It's a community focal point for the people in the Favela of Itinga.  We regularly hold special events galvanizing the local community to help those most in need.  This year we hosted our second 'Favela kids Easter event'.  We raise money to buy food, toys, clothing and household essentials for the kids and their families.  Usually, we like to provide entertainment for the kids along with food for them to eat right there, but due to the pandemic, we were not able to do so this year.  We were able to give hundreds of children and their families a wonderful Easter and also prepare them for our school which we hope will be ready in 2022.

We need your help to continue providing these essential services for the kids of the Favela and to build our school.  So please donate any amount or become a sponsor of our school, for details just contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.

Check out the pictures from our 2021 Easter event and see how we get the community working to bring smiles to these wonderful children.

We work closely with local social organization Lokos Da Favela and Shlepp Entertainment Ltd based in the UK and Brazil to make sure we are giving these children a little hope and help.  We want to make our events in 2022 bigger and better helping even more children and their families and we want to open our school and get these kids of the streets and educated.  Help us, help them, donate anything now or become a sponsor.