Many people assume that favelas are associated with negativity and danger. Many Brazilians and tourists are really afraid of entering one.
Festa Junina means Festival of June, it is a celebration during the winter, marked by plaid shirts, boots, braids and freckles.
A volunteer of Mais Caminhos spent a few weeks in Rio de Janeiro teaching English to underprivileged teens in the nearby favela and learned a lot from this experience.
The Positive Discipline is opposed to traditional punishment, and it aims to educate kids through a caring, loving and supportive environment.
Janelle is describing her first three days volunteering with Mais Caminhos, as she goes to the beach with the kids and help them with their creativity and art skills.
Catching up with Davi we learned that 2015 was a great year for him and his sibilings. Everyone is doing great at school and the atmosphere at home is really good.
Imagine you are a kid living in Rio's favelas. You don't have the same access to basic need, such as transportation and education, than other people living in most privileged neighborhoods.
Dante Larini volunteered at Mais Caminhos as a photographer but couldn't just look at the kids and take pictures, he felt the need to participate and socialize with them.
Escola Municipal Holanda had a day of celebration planned having Holland as the main theme.