Maré Networks is a social organization focused on the community development of the Maré Complex, in the city of Rio de Janeiro / RJ.
Its creation is the result of a long involvement process of its founders with the community in the complex of Maré slums and also in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
The actions, researches and reflections developed by the Maré Networks along the way, marked by the actions of its members in local organizations and other environments of the city, in the different fields of social policies, are guided by the common interest of working in an integrated and comprehensive way, approaching themes related to the city of Rio de Janeiro and, more specifically, its low income environments.
By applying this action strategy, the institution seeks to develop projects within five focal points:
To promote the consolidation of a broad network of partnerships to ensure sustainable development in the largest set of slum areas in Rio de Janeiro, Maré, based on the articulation of community people and institutions, civil society, universities, public agencies and private sector.
To have the recognition of the residents of Maré, civil society institutions, public governance, an institution that works with the objective of promoting the sustainable development of the region, the protagonism of residents and experiences relevant to the city.
ABH Foundation works with flexible investment for the organizations it supports. Maré Networks has established the following objectives for the investment provided:
“The project contributed to the territory in the most positive sense possible . The schools in Maré needed to debate and have projects related to environmental matters. To join youth with thematic environmental causes awareness towards a better future. ” Juliana – Young resident of Maré and creator of EcoMare project
“ I think it was a moment of unity for all the classes that are usually very separate, and all came together for a greater good that was planting and painting the school . It was cool because it brought a fresh look to the school that once was very gray and now is more colorful . ” Isabela – Student of the College State John Borges
“It is very important to touch the youth on the issue of preservation of the environment so they can understand the importance of plants , soil and other elements for the preservation of the life itself. The students had the opportunity to be main players acting in the collective effort of cleaning the surroundings of the school and planting. ” Amanda – Teacher of Biology at EC João Borges School.