Dave our volunteer in Rio has added a little more detail to the beach trip.
At least 2 of the children had never been to a beach before and most never that close to Sugar Loaf mountain. The hardest part of the day was getting them out of the sea when it was time to leave. Any doubts we may have had about the value of these trips out were quickly dispelled. It was great to see the children allowed to be children for a short time Dave
I was shocked to learn that some children had not visited the beach despite living so close, but more shocked by the assumptions I make about other peoples lives.