Konstantin Mercks a German volunteer has returned home and is now fund raising to improve the kitchen facilities in the project. This picture was taken whilst he was leading the children in singing ‘Imagine’. Konstantin’s laptop with all project images was stolen and he is appealing for images to use in his fund raising.
Spirits were high as the twenty one plucky riders, left the starting line, on one of the wettest days this year to complete the 2010 Cycle Marathon. £800.00 was the target, with all monies earmarked to meet the running costs of the , Living and Learning Project. I can report that we are half way there.
We need to replace the laptop used by the volunteers in Christino. Martin a current volunteer whose newsy report is below uses the laptop extensively for planning English lessons and activities for his students. Helen Granger, co-ordinator of the Assumption Lay Volunteer Programme is going out to Cristino in November; its a great opportunity to get one out to him. If you can help just use the contact tab above to let us know.
After the departure of our English friends and the end of Festeijo the life in Cristino came back to normal. Children returned to school, the classes started again. However, Brazilians without parties are not Brazilians. September and October are months of other festeijos in all neighbouring towns of Bom Jesus, Palmeira, Santa Luz and Alvorada. I don’t think I will be able to cope with all of them but it would be nice to participate at least some days.
Thanks to visit of Joe’s group ‘my children’ returned to English classes with higher self-confidence. On the day of reunion they found out that they are able to speak English. They were just jumping around….. Continue reading
Beth the director of the Living & Learning project which helps children from the slums of Rio has asked us for help in finding £600.00 to pay the September staff salaries Several funding streams have dried up and the situation is dire. We are desperate for some creative fund raising suggestions. Any ideas ?
Seamus wrote: The heartiest congratulations. Great, great, great! I’ll be in touch. Wow!
Agnes wrote: Congratulations on achieving charity status & thanks for the link – I’ll be interested to see what’s going on.
Sandra wrote: Hey the blog is filling out in all directions! You have been busy bees! Keep up the tremendous work. Best wishes to one and all
Our dear Volunteer Gabriel is returning to his studies at Oxford University in England today. Two years ago he made a promise to return. He didn’t break his promise! This time he promised to return in a year. We will be waiting for him. It was wonderful to have him with us again. Thanks Gabriel!