Many people assume that favelas are associated with negativity and danger. Many Brazilians and tourists are really afraid of entering one.
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.
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.
Mais Caminhos' kids comes from families who don't have enough money to live in a safe place in Rio, that's why they live in the favelas.