Association for Cohesive Development of the Amazon (ADCAM), Brazil

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Key Information

The Association for Cohesive Development of the Amazon (ADCAM) is located in one of the poorest sections of Manaus, the capital city of the State of Amazonas in Brazil. It started in 1985 as a small orphanage with 30 kids and today is a nationally-recognized institution offering a K-12 school, a technical college, vocational training, a family development center, and rural education programs. By making education accessible, providing high quality programs, and qualifying adolescents and young adults for the job market, ADCAM is contributing to the material improvement of entire communities in spite of the tremendous economic challenges facing the country. Mona Foundation has partnered with ADCAM since 2006, providing funds for scholarships, teacher training, materials, and capital improvements in support of its socio-educational activities benefitting children, youth, families, and the community.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Latin America & Caribbean


Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2006 -


The Association for Cohesive Development of the Amazon (ADCAM)

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

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Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Vocational training


  • Teacher training

Cross-cutting areas

  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school)


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary
  • Vocational
  • Tertiary

Other populations reached

  • Fathers
  • Mothers
  • Other community members - female
  • Other community members - male
  • Other family members

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Facilities construction/improvement

  • Construction/improvement of schools

Learning while working

  • Apprenticeship/internship
  • Vocational training

Social/gender norms change

  • Engaging parents/caregivers of students or school-age children/adolescents


  • In-service teacher training – pedagogy general
  • Pre-service teacher training – pedagogy general

Water and sanitation

  • Construction/improvement of toilets (combined use)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased school enrolment (general)

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • Reduced poverty/increase household well-being