Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Feed a Hungry Child in Brazil Today
Bringing Stories Alive
Bringing Stories Alive

A big hello from the Educandário Comunitária Sonho da Vovó Clara (ECCSVC) or Grandmother Clara’s Dream Educational Community School in Mata Escura, Brazil. It’s been a busy summer – we are currently renovating a large indoor space which provides respite from the sun (and the rainy season) for the children to play, blow of steam and assemble for group activities and celebrations. This month we have been working very hard to replace the floor with tiles, that will help the kids stay cool and be easy to clean.


We have also been working on a new project – Projeto Leitura – or Project Reading. This is a big push to focus on reading skills, but also on the magic that books and storytelling can bring to children’s lives. Our teachers have worked really hard, alongside the older children, to decorate the classrooms to capture the children’s imaginations for make believe and story time exercises, the children and teachers have been acting out their favourite tales and enjoying daily group reading sessions.

We also celebrated Dia dos Avos – or Grandparents’ Day – on the 26 th July when we invited the grandparents of our 107 students to attend for a special celebration, where the children was singing songs and performing some prepared dances. We have also acknowledged that many of our students do not have grandparents who live locally. Many of our families have migrated from the state of Bahia’s extremely poor interior region – young families searching for work and opportunities often end up in favelas like Mata Escura, on the outskirts of Salvador, leaving behind older relatives in the countryside. Students have prepared cards for grandparents who can’t attend the celebration, practicing their drawing and writing skills, and also in a more general sense we have discussed the importance of caring for the elderly in our town.

The school’s teaching coordinator, Eliana, has specifically asked me to express her gratitude for all the support and donations that the school has received. She has asked me to convey just how important this help has been and continues to be in the lives of the children that attend the school. Without donors like you we would close and these children would be on the streets. Your donations this month provided daly fruit and a hot meal for all the children and also funded the props to decorate our classrooms and purchase 10 new story books. 

Funds are tight so please do help us continue to purchase food and resources in August and beyond, every donation goes a very long way over here and I Thank you once again for your fabulous support that makes our work and the success of the children of our school a possibility.

 

With love and best wishes from the community of Mata Escura.

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Introduction 

As a result of financial hardship and a lack of dietary education in the favela, many children show signs of malnutrition; weight loss, poor growth, increased susceptibility to illness and poor concentration..

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Working with local community leaders we will fund more access to education ensuring the children have a chance to learn. With this project, we aim to improve nutrition by providing students with 3 balanced meals per day. We also provide weekend and holiday food and fruit packages whenever possible to help ensure that children are well fed when not at school. The project employs a local cook to prepare school meals. It costs the project $25 to feed one child per month.

Thank you for your support

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Introduction 

Many rural families migrate towards urban areas in Brazil which means schools quickly become overcrowded. As many children spend their days on the streets leading to lives of crime we will focus on providing young children with access to education, providing more opportunity for the future. As a result of financial hardship and a lack of dietary education in the favela, many children show signs of malnutrition; weight loss, poor growth, increased susceptibility to illness and poor concentration.

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Working with local community leaders we will fund more access to education ensuring the children have a chance to learn. With this project, we aim to improve nutrition by providing students with 3 balanced meals per day. We also provide weekend and holiday food and fruit packages whenever possible to help ensure that children are well fed when not at school. The project employs a local cook to prepare school meals.

Thank you for your support

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Smile it is almost festive season in Brazil
Smile it is almost festive season in Brazil

Dear Friends and Family, 

 

This is a special update on #givingtuesday

Our school in Brazil due to COVID-19 has lost our corporate fundraiser and now we are in trouble and struggling to keep the doors open. We are a small school and provide education to a small group of children that have fallen through the cracks of the system and without us would not be educated. 

We have 3 teachers, 1 teaching assistant and then 1 cook and 1 kitchen assistant, we are a small team that educates 40 - 50 children daily. We provide every child with a piece of fruit, a small breakfast and a hot cooked lunch every day and then our cook prepares a weekend food parcel for each student and their family. We also have a few young children and fund milk for them. 

Our budget is $2,300 a month and this covers 5 salaries, food, milk, supplies, learning resources, photocopying, gas and power for the school and all our running costs. In our bank right now we have enough to survive 7 weeks and so we decided to send this special report on givingtuesday to not only update on our situation but hopefully to help us raise a little extra to get through the rest of this year. 

Today we will also be celebrating all children that had a birthday in November with a small lunchtime party and a little gift from us as often this is all they get. We will then be studying maths and spanish in the afternoon. We are hoping to bring in some local crafts people to talk to the children and inspire them of a potential future they can have if they work hard. 

Thank You,

Em

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Dear Friends and Family, 

 

As we start to learn to live with COVID-19 as part of our lives we have taken this opportunity to review our future of our school. Sadly our project Director had to leave the community but the rest of our local and dedicated staff members have returned and continue to run our project. 

It costs us around $3,000 a month to keep our school open and to provide 75 children with an education and 3 meals a-day. It's a small school but without us these children would go hungry and uneducated so it is very important to us that we continue to provide our services. Pre- COVID-19 we was 100% funded by a couple of sources along wirth you and others on GlobalGiving. Sadly we have lost some of this support and now our future is in the balance as we prepare to rasie the funds needed. 

We would love your help to promote our project and help us get some regular monthly supporters so that we can continue to provide for our children here in Brazil. All donatioons go directly to this project and school and it costs us around $100 a month to purchase enough fruit to provide a fruit breakfast to every child. We also cook a hot meal for each child at lunch and another small snack before they go home, we are also able to send food parcels home for the weekend and for all this food it costs us aroud $500 a month. Above this it costs us around $2,400 a month in electricity, gas, staff salaries and supplies to teach our children and all this is 100% free to the children and funded by donations only. 

We want to make our project sustainable and have some great plans to build a sustainable food source and work with the local government to register and source government funding but in the short term we are moving to emergency management to help our school survive.

We know the future is going to be tough for us but from our team of dedicated local staff we will never give up and thank you for your support!

Thanks,

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Tyrone Bennett
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