Aviation for Humanity visited the Escola Moranguinhos (Portuguese for “Strawberry School”) in the Rocinha favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rocinha is Rio’s largest favela (shanty town) with roughly 80,000 inhabitants. The government of Brazil, unfortunately, overlooks these neighborhoods providing minimal or no education. The Escola Moranguinhos school was born out of necessity to provide children with a safe place to learn. The school cares for infants to teenagers. On August 9th, 2016, students received individual packets filled with school supplies including notepads, markers, glue sticks, pencils, and pens.
Thank you to the Practical Montessori School and friends in Seattle, WA for providing these students with school supplies, which included over 300 crayons, pencils, and markers!