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Action for Brazil's Children Trust (ABC) is dedicated to helping the street children and most vulnerable young people of Brazil.
Every day, children are forced to face the violence, hunger and isolation of life on the streets of Brazil.
Recent figures estimate that over 7 million children live a life on the streets in some way. For many, this means occasional school, petty trading, begging and prostitution, only returning to their homes in the evening.
Others have no home at all and must face the dangers of sleeping on the streets; they find themselves increasingly excluded from their own communities with no way back.
ABC Trust supports a variety of locally-run projects across Brazil, which give these children a second chance – helping them to transform their lives, and giving them hope for their futures.
By raising awareness and funding, ABC enables local organisations to take the lead in overcoming the problems of extreme poverty, abuse and lack of opportunity that drive young people onto the streets.
We aim to ensure that the most vulnerable children and young people find the support they need to get a decent education and develop the skills and knowledge required to give them the opportunities to live a full and rewarding life.
But, more than that, through theatre, film, dance and music, they also build the skills, confidence and self-belief they need to fulfil their potential.