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Casa do Menor

In 1990,after meeting Father Willemsem during a probing mission, MAP offered to help this country. As early as 1992,we acted our presence in a casual night ward for homeless youngsters in the Niteroi neighbourhood: “Santa Devota Center". Unfortunately, Father Willemsem received death threats. He had to leave the country, for his own sake and the children's.Father Renato Chiera came, and asked for help for"his"Casa do Menor children. Several projects were studied. In1995, the building of an educational farm began on the Tingua site, so that young addicts could be reintegrated.

Casas Lares

From 1996 on, a Family House program has been implemented, partly financed by MAP. A couple of “social parents “are in charge of each house. They look after a dozen of children we are trying to free from the curse of homelessness and addiction. ?2016 Renovating the Joao Paolo House, hosting young addicts for their reintegration.


In 2002,MAP financed the fitting up of a bakery workshop in "Casa Nazaré'. Youngsters are trained there, making, eating, and selling their own bread.

In 2007,MAP initiated a project with the contribution of the Coopération Monégasque, for the aluminium and mechanical engineering training of 80 teens and underprivileged youngsters.?In the following years, mechanic, electricity, hairdressing, computer and administration training workshops were created with the MAP's financial support.?Over 2000 youngsters are given the tools helping for their social integration every year. 2015 and 2016 MAP financed teachers'salaries, implements and maintenance, of car mechanic and computer workshops.


Several actions followed, such as the purchase of a minibus. 2015-2017 Restoring Miguel Couto sports ground.Electricity and roof setting of the Cultural Center (CIDAH).Restoring and maintaining the Semear Tingua electric network.In 2019 Construction of a building dedicated to vocational courses in Rosa dos Ventos



In 2002, MAP delegation joined in the Casa do Menor 25th anniversary festivities .ln 2005,the administrator in charge of Brazil checked the well doing of our actions in this country.

30 years Casa do Menor mission In October 2016,the President and Vice President in charge of Brazil joined in the Casa do Menor 30 years celebration. 


Padre Renato Chiera

Recent activities


Casas Lares

  • Yearly operational support of 72.000€


  • Covid'19 Emergency. Funding food for 1.000 families in need 14.340€.