How to Help

1. Donate Monthly
Monthly donations are the financial lifeblood of our project. £10 per month pays for one child to attend the school three times per week learning both English and music in small groups. If you would like to set up a monthly donation, please just choose the amount that you’d like to donate each month from the drop-down menu below and then click the “subscribe” button.

Option 1 : £3.00 GBP – monthly Option 2 : £5.00 GBP – monthly Option 3 : £10.00 GBP – monthly Option 4 : £20.00 GBP – monthly Option 5 : £30.00 GBP – monthly

If you would prefer to make a one-off donation, please use the “Donate” button below:

2. Donate instruments
Our brass instruments are all donated by friends outside Brazil. Please get in contact if you have any old trumpets, cornets, trombones, tenor horns, euphoniums, tubas, clarinets, drums, percussion or accessories to donate. We can arrange for instruments to be picked up from UK addresses.

3. Come to Curry Clube or help at Curry Clube

The Curry Clube is an Indian food event to raise money for the project. It happens on the third Sunday of each month at house number 13 in the Pereira da Silva favela, where the lessons happen. Just coming along and eating curry helps us to fund the project, and we always need help to prepare and serve the food and drinks. For more information please visit the Curry Clube Facebook page.

4. Volunteer at the project

Favela Brass relies on a mixture of paid and volunteer teachers. The more teachers we have, the better the quality of teaching we can offer the children. If you are interested in teaching music or English at the project, please get in contact.

5. Stay at the house

I rent out rooms in the school (my house) to international visitors and the proceeds from these rentals are what makes it financially viable for me to stay in Rio and run the project. If you’re interested in coming to Rio and staying in a favela (and don’t mind the sound of children learning to play instruments!) please check out my Airbnb listing.

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Bindu Mathur

Bindu Mathur was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and worked for 10 years in London as a TV producer/director, making science and history documentaries for the BBC, Discovery and Channel 4. She also made videos for international NGOs and has filmed in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America. Resident in Rio de Janeiro since 2007 she is the owner of the award-winning Casa Beleza B&B in Santa Teresa, where she lives with her husband and two children. She is a long-time collaborator with Favela Brass including making films for the project. Her children also studied at the project.

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