The education axis is linked to the foundation of Redes da Maré. Since its inception, Redes has invested a lot in a project to expand school possibilities and professional qualification of Maré’s residents. Preparatory courses give more chances of access to schools, colleges and universities, besides opening new professional possibilities. They also offer more reflections on the surrounding historical difficulties for those who live in slums. Today, the educational field is present in all the different projects of Redes.