OUR STORY

So many of life's struggles are caused by a lack of preparation caused by a broken education system. VIVA was born in 2018 as a way to remedy this. What started as a weekly class about leadership with 5 students, today is a community center with about 30 classes per year, over 100 students, and countless other services.

WHAT WE DO

Using alternative education, we focus on preparing students for life, rather than simply a job. Experts in their fields volunteer their time and knowledge to offer interactive 12 week courses about things that are relevant for the lives of our students. Visit our classes page to see what we're learning this semester. We also offer Bible studies, individual and family counseling, and other events and activities. Contact us to find out more.

OUR MISSION

We want VIVA to supplement the Brazilian education system. VIVA's model is meant to be replicated. We want to open a VIVA in neighborhoods all over the country so that more communities can be reached by the safe space, community, and growth that VIVA offers. More than anything, we want to make the world a better place.

HOW TO HELP

At VIVA, we believe everyone has something to offer and that we should all practice sharing and learning from each other a little more. If you would like to teach a class a VIVA, contact us to tell us more about what you can bring to the table. If you would like to help us financially in this life-transforming work, use the donate button at the top of the page.