ASA is committed to:

  • Providing extracurricular English language instruction to under-privileged children  living in the Rocinha favela (slum) of Rio de Janeiro.   

  • Providing scholarships to children in desperate need to attend the UMPMRS daycare center.


Our goal is to help lift children out of poverty by providing them

with the necessary skills to enter the labor market.  As English is the

global language of business and tourism, both of which are key elements

of the Brazilian economy, learning English will help children

gain access to better jobs. 


Our program teaches literacy skills from an early age and lays the foundation for further success in public school.  It also  increases the likelihood that the child will finish school.

Our program offers older students insight into the connection between education and improved employment prospects, and those who participate in structured after school programs are less likely to drop out of school and more likely to stay off the streets.

An education that is relevant and purposeful has the power to change lives.

What we do



Fund raising event in November

   A talk on raising multilingual children.

Visit out Fundraising & Events page for more details and to register for an event.

We are very proud to have been chosen by ETAS, the English Teachers Association of Switzerland, to be their Teacher to Teacher  charity!

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Donate with a bank account transfer!


4104 Oberwil BL

IBAN: CH42 0900 0000 6105 4707 2

Konto: 61-54707-2

Bank: PostFinance, BIC: POFICHBEXXX

All donations are tax exempt in Switzerland.

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