Urban Uprising is a non-profit charity empowering disadvantaged children through climbing. We fund a partner program which works for youth from Rio De Janeiro's many favelas ( shantytowns ). It is the first school of its kind in all of Brazil and our aim is to open up similar programs elsewhere in the world. Watch this space!
So why climbing?
It's only a start! It's an innovative and engaging way of connecting with youth to provide education, a sense of community, trust, healthy living, adventure, positive role models and much more.