Neighborhood Gardeners

Neighborhood Gardeners

Created in 1997, the project, currently funded by the City Department of Health, aims to empower youth from communities served by the Family Health Program in the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro in Gardening, Landscaping, Environment, Citizenship and Human Rights.

Young people receive both classroom and taking care of the green areas of the Municipal Health Centers and Clinics North Family Zone, neighborhoods Ilha do Governador, Penha, Bonsucesso e Brás de Pina. The project seeks to stimulate the feeling of responsibility for the conservation and development of the neighborhood as well as integrate them to the areas where they live. It is also an alternative to the professionalization of young people entering the labor market.