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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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Helen is on her way to meet Martin

Helen Granger, the Coordinator of the Assumption Lay Volunteer Programme, is going out to Cristino Castro to meet with Martin. Helen will spend five days visiting the schools and communities where Martin is working. Helen has a long journey ahead of her. On her way out to and from Cristino Castro she will be staying with Dona Maria da Cruz in Teresina, the capital city of the State of Piaui located 650km north of Cristino. Dona Maria is seen here with her grandson Rodrigo, a former volunteer. We will keep you posted on Helen’s journey.

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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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Message from Monica

[podcast]http://www.volunteer-brazil.org/podcasts/monicaT.mp3[/podcast]

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October Newsletter

The October Newsletter is now available to download.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) to read it but most computers have this utility. If you need it you can get the latest version of the Reader here.

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter then please complete the contact form with the subject Newsletter subscription and we will add you to our mailing list.

A newsletter de Outubro esta agora ja disponivel para baixar. Precisa de ter o programa Adobe Acrobar Reader (gratuito) para ler, mas a maioria dos computadores ja tem este programa instalado. Se precisar de instalar, pode ter acesso a ultima versao clicando em cima, em “here”.

Se quiser assinar a newsletter, pode clicar em cima em “contact form” e completar. Depois basta enviar com o assunto “Subscricao de Newsletter” e ficaremos com a sua informacao na nossa base de dados.

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Meet Miguel from “Development for All” project.

Miguel (one of our coordinators in Cristino Castro) is starting to plan for the forthcoming rainy season. Miguel is an agricultural technician and over the last twenty years he has helped hundreds of families to acquire their own land, clean water and decent housing. He lives with Martin in the volunteer house and he teaches History at the agricultural college that is located 7km outside of Cristino Castro.

Miguel e um agricultor que durante os ultimos 20 anos ajudou varias familias a adquirirem a sua propria terra e casa…… Continue reading

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Meet Totinha from “Development for All” project

Totinha’s (seen here with her grandson Lucas) who has provided excellent care and support for both volunteers and visitors to Cristino Castro is hoping to become our full time volunteer coordinator. Dialogue with the local mayor is under way. We will keep you posted.                                              Totinha ( que na imagem aparece com o seu neto Lucas) tem….. Continue reading

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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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On the road to Brazil!

It was wonderful to see Seamus, Anne and Helen yesterday. They had made their way north from Coventry, through farm yards and narrow country lanes, before eventually arriving at Lee House to find out about our projects in Brazil (the sat-nav took them on the adventurous route – good preparation for the future!). Jo and I discussed the projects and we are very hopeful that Seamus, Anne and Helen will be on the road to Brazil in the near future. Watch this space…

Foi fantastico ver o Seamus,  a Anne e a Helen ontem! Eles partitam do Norte desde Coventry, atravessando campos e quintas e estreitos caminhos rurais ate chegar a casa Lee House para saber mais sobre os projectos no Brasil. O GPS ajudou a fazer o caminho e foi uma boa experiencia para o futuro! Eu e Jo falamos sobre os projectos e estamos entusiasmados de ver o Seamus, a Anne e a Helen partirem para o Brasil em breve.

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