Victory for the voice of the people

Dear friends,

protestCrowdI am living in one of his best political moments of the past 20 years!

People are  frustrated and disillusioned with the political parties that serve only their own interests and have taken responsibility and mobilized themselves to protest over the political corruption which is seen as ones of the main causes of inequality and poverty in our country. They are calling for the resignation of the congressional president, who is linked to the ‘monthly allowance’ scandal, the ending of Forum Privilege which allows politicians to be tried by special courts and an immediate investigation into the costs and corruption involved in hosting the World Cup.    Beth

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The truth about the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Rio

This YouTube video tells a very interesting story of how the World Cup 2014 and the Olympics are being used by big business, politicians and the police (all intimately connected) to remove the poor from their homes to provide business opportunities for the wealthy.

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Olympiad, a monopoly of a few.

banco-imobiliario-cidade-olimpicaThe City of Rio de Janeiro in buying and distributing the game Monopoly: Olympic City in municipal schools in the city. The act is so absurd that generated negative reactions in the population, such as the letter of repudiation of students IPPUR / UFRJ (Research Institute of Urban and Regional Planning of the Rio de Janeiro – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.The letter seeks the law of Guidelines and Bases of Education that determines, in its second paragraph that “Education, duty of the family of and of the State, based on the principles of freedom and the ideals of human solidarity, aims at the full development of the learner, his preparation for the exercise of citizenship and his qualification for the job, “, to show that the toy does not contribute to the intellectual formation of students and citizens about the urban space of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Instead, the game practically naturalized competitiveness for accumulation and speculation when, in its dynamics, generates expectations of economic gains from urban interventions undertaken by the state.

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Projecting the love

Closing after another year, the project had its Christmas party.The meal was delicious, like only Claudia knows how to prepare. No lack of rabanadas, singing, exchanging gifts, hugs and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and the coming year be filled with much peace, love, conquests, and of course, lots of fun.
To all those who somehow participated in the project this year, either as a teacher, monitor, volunteer or donor, our thanks and wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Without you, the project would not be reality it is today!

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You are invited!

The children from the project are carrying out the Literary Night on Saturday, Nov. 6, to raise funds in order to go to Teresopolis at the end of the year. Sarah and some children made the flyer. Everyone is involved and excited.

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New volunteer in the Project!

In mid-October we received a new volunteer, Sarah. She came from France and will be with us for a year. She is 21 and graduate in Publicity and Art. She is already helping a lot with her talent! She will also give lessons in basic French for children. They are excited to be able to learn another language. Welcome Sarah!

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(3) Meet Wellington from the “Living & Learning” Project

I want to present another member of our team in the project. Wellington is monitor and has been with us for four years. He enjoys studying and is very dedicated to education. He has a vocation to be a teacher. He is also very lively and loves to play football with the children.

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(2) Meet Fabiana from the “Living & Learning”project

Beth introduces another member of her staff.

Fabiana is a monitor at the Living & Learning Project. She arrived 3 years ago and  does a great job with the children. She is a very caring person and has many fans among children. A resident of Fallet, she often continues to give support to children who live near her. She also helps the volunteers to learn Portuguese. She is a person on  whom we really can count!

Beth apresenta outro membro da sua equipa, Fabiana. Ela e monitora do Projecto “Convivendo e Aprendendo” e chegou ha 3 anos para fazer um trabalho extraordinario com as criancas. Ela e uma pessoa muito acarinhada pela comunidade. Alem do seu trabalho, tambem ajuda os voluntarios a aprender portugues e e sem duvida uma pessoa com a qual podemos contar!

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A Happy Children’s day in the Project!

On October 12 is celebrated in Brazil the day of our patron saint, Our Lady of Aparecida. It is national holiday. On the same day we celebrate Children’s Day and, as the last two years, we took the kids to eat pizza. At the pizzaria they can eat as much as they can, and the waiters brings many different flavours of pizza. After the salty they bring the sweet pizza, like the famous chocolate pizza. We had a wonderful afternoon, ending the week with a lot of joy.

No dia 12 de Outubro, no Brasil, celebra-se o dia da nossa patrona, Nossa Senhora da Aparecida. E feriado nacional e no mesmo dia celebramos o Dia da Crianca, e como fizemos nos ultimos dois anos, neste dia levamos as criancas a comer pizza. Na pizzaria, elas podem comer o que quiserem e os empregados servem pizzas para todos os gostos. Depois dos salgados, servem os doces e chega a famosa pizza bolo de chocolate. Passamos uma excelente tarde, terminando a semana com muita alegria e entusiasmo.

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