The end of an era

The Living and Learning Project finally closes its doors….

Hundreds of children and families from the communities of Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, have been served by the Living and Learning Project. A dedicated team of staff as well as local and international volunteers gave their hearts and skills to serving young people and their families who are caught in the web of poverty and violence that scars the face of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.


Beth dedicated many years of her life to the project, it was her vision, her enthusiasm and commitment that enlivened, enriched and enthused all the staff and volunteers.

It was Beth’s dedication that captured the hearts of a group of international visitors in 2005 and that experience was instrumental in the formation of the charity Volunteer in Brazil.

Beth was the visionary and Monica was the bedrock of the project.


 Coming herself from one of the local communities Monica knew at first hand the daily challenges of life in the favalas.

With a gentle but firm hand Monica helped steer the project through many difficult times.

The project has been a wonderful blessing to the local communities in Santa Teresa and many international volunteers have been blessed by the experience the project provided for them to live in solidarity with the people of Brazil.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Anne McMahon

    The legacy The Living and Learning Project leaves behind will live on for many years to come through the lives of all of the children who have come and gone through those doors.

    I wish all the team at The Living and Learning Project all the very best in their future endeavours.

    Fondest regards
    Anne McMahon

  2. Chris Lloyd

    I still hold dear so many lasting memories of my visit to To Ligardo, Beth, her family, Monica and all the children with whom I spent time during my Volunteer in Brazil sojourn in Rio in 2007. On many occasions I sit and wonder about the children I taught and how they are progressing through life today.
    Beth was such an inspiration to me.
    With all good wishes for the future.

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