Associacao de Assistencia a Meninos e Meninas de Olinda---AMO
Address: Rua Ana Rita 60, Bairro de Rio Doce, Olinda, Pernambuco, CEP: 53-040-090
Status: Brazilian NGO; Utilidade Publica (charitable organization) of the Municipality of Olinda and State of Pernambuco
The Olinda Children’s Association---TOCA
Address: 5011 Smith Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5G 2W6
Status: Registered Canadian Charity; British Columbia Society
Founded in April, 1991, by a group of education and health professionals, AMO is a non-government organization preoccupied with the precarious situation and vulnerability of the children in the community of Rio Doce, Olinda, in the infamous North-East of Brazil.
The founders of the AMO School wanted to give these children an alternative to loitering and working on the street by providing them with special activities in a school setting which would cater to their identified needs: