Our work at The Good Shepherd Project is to break the cycle of poverty, violence and despair which ensnares children and young people from the shanty towns of Brazil known as ‘favelas’.
Founded in 1993, The Good Shepherd Project is a UK registered charity supporting the Brazilian charity Projeto Bom Pastor. Projeto Bom Pastor provides education, care, skills-training, nutrition and healthcare to children at risk. Operating in areas of high social deprivation, the charity seeks to protect children from exposure to drug, alcohol, physical and sexual abuse that permeates these impoverished communities. They also work in the community, tackling root causes of these issues.