Community of Tabatinga

Tabatinga, Manaus, Brasil.

This new Lasallian “beyond the borders” project has its coordination centre in Tabatinga, a town of about 60 thousand inhabitants in the heart of the Amazon, in the “triple border” between Brazil, Colombia and Peru. However, the main feature of the project is that – being its action itinerant – it will impact a number of rural communities through the forest. The socio-educational activities have a special focus on the empowerment of the Indigenous population. The efforts entail the following fields: providing teacher training, literacy and vocational training for youth, and promotion of sustainable practices through workshops and sensitization initiatives.