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Newsletter #3 Thank you for your donations

Newsletter #3 Thank you for your donations

The corona lockdown in Rio is entering it’s fourteenth week. From the start we have been distributing food packages –…

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SERIES Behind the Scenes: Joice

SERIES Behind the Scenes: Joice

In our series ‘behind the scenes at Estrela da Favela’, meet Joice, who has been working with us as an…

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Hunger returned to the favelas

Hunger returned to the favelas

By Edwin Roodenburg, founder Estrela da Favela In fact, this newsletter was to tell you about the successes of Estrela…

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Corona in Brazil; an update

Corona in Brazil; an update

A short update on current situation in Brazil and in particular at Estrela da Favela. We closed the school the…

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Mangueira, the samba school

Mangueira, the samba school

Estrela da Favela is located in the favela Mangueira, a name best known from the Carnival. Mangueira is, in fact,…

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Blog post Dutch crime reporter John van den Heuvel

Blog post Dutch crime reporter John van den Heuvel

John van den Heuvel wrote a column in the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf about his visit to Estrela da Favela.…

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Guest Blog Gringo-Rio: a favela tour to Mangueira

Guest Blog Gringo-Rio: a favela tour to Mangueira

Some thirty minutes from the tourist beach of Copacabana the doors of the metro open. We walk up the stairs of…

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2019 – what a year!

2019 – what a year!

Introduction of our teacher TatianaIt is time to present you our teachers, the real stars of Estrela! The special women,…

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5 great ways of fund raising

5 great ways of fund raising

In recent years we have built up an enormous network of friends and supporters. Often, we were surprised and honored…

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