Education
 Brazil
Project #1810

Prevent Youth Involvement in Drug Trafficking

by CEMINA (Com., Edu. and Info. and Adaptation)
Jan 15, 2013

Percussion and Voices Light Up Julio Otoni Center

Christmas Party!
Christmas Party!

Rain poured throughout the city, creating ankle deep streams in the hilly streets and pathways of Rio’s favelas. School has just been dismissed for the summer, and the city is buzzing with pre-holiday shopping, traffic, and yes, stress. It would seem dark, wet, and dismal, but there is light shining from the Julio Otoni Community Center as 40 children gather for their end of the year Holiday Party. Beyond the food and Christmas gifts that the center is providing, the children are also very excited to perform five songs they have been practicing for months in their after school program.

Thanks to two dedicated volunteers and musicians, Vania Borges from Brazil and Natalia Mercado from Argentina, the children at the Julio Otoni Community Center have had voice and percussion classes once a week to look forward to in addition to their homework help, snacks, and art activities before and after school.

The Community Center is a vital space to the children in this community. There are no nearby parks or spaces for them to play. The Community Center provides a safe, welcoming, and enriching environment for these at risk youth.

Your contributions will keep this vibrant space alive! Whether a one-time donation, or an on-going sponsorship of a child, your donation will make an impact on these youth’s lives. From Rio de Janeiro, we thank you!

Voice and Percussion Class
Voice and Percussion Class
Performance at Christmas Party
Performance at Christmas Party
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Organization Information

CEMINA (Com., Edu. and Info. and Adaptation)

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
Website: http:/​/​www.cemina.org.br
Project Leader:
Thais Corral
General Coordinator
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil
$43,760 raised of $60,000 goal
 
539 donations
$16,240 to go
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