The corona lockdown in Rio is entering it’s fourteenth week. From the start we have been distributing food packages – and currently masks too- to more than a hundred pupils and their families. The packages contain basic food items such as rice, beans, vegetables, fruit, chicken, fish, eggs and personal hygiene items.
Every time it’s touching to witness the children’s happy faces and the visible relief on their mothers faces. Therefore, I would like to thank everyone who contributed with a donation.
STAYING HOME REMAINS NECESARRY
The situation in Brazil remains extremely worrying. Although the lockdown has been lifted last Monday, the mortality rate, due to the Corona virus, is still rising fast in Brazil. The streets are crowded though and in public transport services are packed with people. As such, we’re advising parents to continue staying home as much as possible and not to take unnecessary risks. As long as the situation doesn’t improve, we will try to support “our" children and their families.
CLASSES CONTINUE AS POSSIBLE
Since the beginning of the crisis, we are organizing ‘remote’ classes. Mostly on paper, as proper WiFi connection at home are rare.
ON THE RIGHT TRACK, BUT WE CAN DO BETTER
Many people already donated and we are on the right track. In the upcoming weeks though, the urgent need will remain high. For those who did not yet manage to contribute:
Visit www.estreladafavela.com/support/ and donate a (part of a) food package (sufficient for two weeks 'survival' for one family).
YES, I will help and I will donate (part of) a food package
HELP ESTRELA DA FAVELA GETTING MORE FRIENDS
In order to continue this wonderful work in the upcoming years, it would be great if we succeed to brand our foundation even more. Which of your friends and acquaintances could find Estrela da Favela interesting? You would help us tremendously if you forward this newsletter to them via the link below.
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Thank you for your contribution and commitment, and have a great summer!
Abraços, Edwin Roodenburg
Founder of Estrela da Favela
+31 6 524 311 48