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UPMI is STEM certified


Natalie Wells-Tibbs, COO

Stephen Ellis -

Managing Director Brazil

Peter Bielig -

Director Brazil

Jamile Santana -

Manager Brazil

Scott Tibbs -


Natalie Tibbs - Director and STEM certified teacher

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 STEM Certificate

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 Kids day and phase 2 unveiling event
Covid safe event

Kid's day and phase 2 unveiling event
12 october 2021
at upmi steam learning center brazil 
itinga, park santa rita, bahia, brazil

UPMI kid's day and phase 2 unveiling event featuring Mr Motivator

Live from 

the UK

The world's 

Leading Health and wellbeing coach

Direct from

the USA

Estella's Brilliant Bus

Founder and CEO

  • Gifts for the kids

  • Food packs for the families

  • Games and activities

  • Celebrity 'Shout Outs' from around the globe

  • Health advice from local Doctors

  • STEAM teaching information

  • Snacks and treats for the kids

  • Music and Entertainment

October the 12th, 2021 is Kid's Day in Brazil

UPMI STEAM Learning Center Brazil will be unveiling phase 2.  After several successful kid's and family outreach activities in the favela of Itinga, Brazil in conjunction with local community groups Lokos Da Favela and Shlepp Entertainment Ltd. This special day will be packed with fun, education, health and wellbeing instruction, gifts, food and celebrities from around the world.  Joining us live on the day will be the amazing Mr Motivator MBE, the world’s leading health and wellbeing coach. Mr Motivator will present his special workout for the kid's streamed live from the UK! We will also have the front runner, our mother of STEM teaching, Estella Pyfrom.  We invite you to be part of this incredible story of people helping people.  We are already seeing the impact in the favela.


Funds raised will provide the community with a safe and wholesome learning experience for the children of the favela, helping to stimulate them to reach beyond the expectations and become leaders and positive contributors in their communities.  We have now reached phase 2 We need your help to get to Phase 3. 


We have been working extremely hard to get our learning center up and running.  We depend on your donations and support to continue or crucial work in the Favela of Itinga, Bahia, Brazil.  Click here to see the work we have done so far.  You can also see below a gallery showing phase 1 to phase 2 building work.

Phase 1 to phase 2 building works pictures

Our kids easter event early 2021

Earliar this year we held our kid's Easter event at our learning center when it was in its Phase 1 Stage.  You can check out the pictures from this event.  If you would like to know more about this event click here.