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Viva Rio Charity Profile
Viva Rio is a non-governmental organization, headquartered in Rio de Janeiro. Its main goal is to promote a culture of peace and social development through field work, research and formulation of public policies.
The NGO was founded in December 1993 by representatives from different sectors of civil society. It was a response to the growing violence in Rio de Janeiro. Viva Rio has developed and strengthened a wide range of successful activities and strategies.
Solutions created by Viva Rio through research, development and field tests are initially deployed on a smaller scale. Once positive results are achieved these efforts are expanded and can become public policies to be reproduced by the State, the market and other NGOs.
Viva Rio was created in a reaction to local issues and it remains locally committed. However, due to the multiple nature of security matters, Viva Rio has become more international, therefore the solutions have to be thought of on both local and global perspectives.
Viva Rio Volunteer Information
Viva Rio believes that solidarity is essential to overcome violence and build a fair society and therefore sponsors voluntary work through the Solidarity Network. The projectís main goal is to disclose the culture of peace, bringing together people that wish to help and those that need help.