Who are Meninadança?
We’re a not-for-profit organisation that works with at-risk girls in communities along the BR-116, Brazil’s ‘exploitation highway’. Bringing hope and changing lives through the power of dance.
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THE PINK HOUSES
Our four Pink Houses reach out to vulnerable girls, offering friendship and support, as well as creative activities which inspire and empower them, in a safe, all-female environment.
"I FOUND MENINADANÇA AT THE WORST MOMENT IN MY LIFE, WHEN I HAD ALREADY LOST THE WILL TO LIVE. BUT THERE I DISCOVERED A NEW MEANING TO MY LIFE, AND I STARTED TO LIVE AGAIN. BEFORE, I LIVED A NIGHTMARE BUT TODAY I'M LIVING GOD'S DREAMS FOR MY LIFE. My traumas were replaced by a beautiful love story. AT THE PINK HOUSE PEOPLE BELIEVED IN ME WHEN EVERYONE ELSE HAD GIVEN UP ON ME."
"I WAS GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME AND I THOUGHT THERE were no more SOLUTIONs. BUT I WAS WRONG. I STARTED GOING TO THE PINK HOUSE, AND THEY HELPED ME WORK THINGS OUT. THEY HELPED ME BELIEVE IN MYSELF AND MY POTENTIAL. I DEPOSITED MY TRUST IN THEM AND I NEVER REGRETTED IT. I WILL CARRY MENINADANÇA IN MY HEART FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. IT LEAVES A MARK ON OUR LIVES, A MARK THAT NONE OF US WILL EVER FORGET."
“For me Meninadança is the family I never had. Thanks to them I am no longer involved in wrong things. I’ve been reconciled with my family and today I help them. I’m grateful to Meninadança for everything. I have a daughter today, if it weren’t for them she wouldn’t have been born. They helped me overcome my traumas and be the person I am today, the best mother to my daughter.’
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The Vine, Maidstone
West Croydon Baptist Church
St Mary's Church, Watford
Long Buckby Baptist Church
St Mary's Church, Horncastle
Bromsgrove Baptist Church
St John's with St Mary's, Mansfield
Worle Baptist Church
Community Church, Bishop's Stortford