Location Corumbá, MS
Grantee 2017
Attended areas Education and Culture

Projeto NUTEC – Moinho Cultural: Tecnologia Audiovisual

Training in the Audiovisual Field for Children Living near the Bolivian Border

The economy of Corumbá, located near the border with Bolivia, relies on mining, agriculture and fishing tourism. In this community there are high levels of social inequality, violence, sexual exploitation and drug trafficking. The Instituto Moinho Cultural Sul-Americano promotes the inclusion and social interaction of children and adolescents of diverse nationalities in situations of extreme socio-economic vulnerability who live in cities and communities in this border region between Brazil and Bolivia.

Since 2002, Moinho Cultural has worked with 270 children/year through dance, music, singing, scholastic reinforcement and languages, as well as psychosocial support for them and their families and income generation projects for mothers.

With support from BrazilFoundation, Moinho Cultural aims to:

• Train 20 young people in the area of information and digital technology, an area in high demand due to lack of professionals and quality services in the region;
• Involve more than 250 children and adolescents who already participate in the training activities of the project and surrounding community;
• Provide opportunities for talented youth to produce institutional and cultural materials for the organization.


270 children and adolescents reached per year
Audiovisual technology training for 20 adolescents
1400 children and adolescents supported in 8 years

“Moinho cultural breaks the borders in a positive way. It breaks the boundaries through culture, opening the world’s doors to many children and youth.” – Marcia Rolon, Founder

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