Parque Vivo (Living Park) is a project that works with children, youth and the elderly in Parque da Cidade, a small, relatively unknown but well-developed and well-located favela in Gávea, offering martial arts, aerobics, dance, English and many other classes. Parque Vivo’s programs aim to keep children and youth off the streets and keep the elderly active in the community. In addition to teaching classroom and life skills, Parque Vivo strengthens participants’ self-worth.
Find out about Parque Vivo’s Arts and Crafts and Muay Thai classes in this video prepared by students from the community:
Tour Parque da Cidade here: