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Our Children’s Village for Girls in Brasilia offers free live-in middle and high school education and vocational training in dressmaking, computers and culinary arts to girls from extremely poor backgrounds that are between the ages of 12 and 16. The Sisters of Mary also run a medical clinic here, which provides free outpatient medical treatment, medicine and food to the poor. A Village for Boys is currently under construction in São Paolo.
Quick facts about Brazil
- Education is the only hope for children to break free of poverty
- 11% of children under five suffer from stunted growth
- Only 37% of people in rural areas have adequate sanitation facilities
- 8% live on $1 a day or less – over 15 million people (From unicef.com)
- 21.2% live on less than $2 a day – over 40 million people (From infoplease.com)
Just look at her smile! And with good reason.
She has a chance to escape a life of suffering.
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- 1 two-story medical and dental clinic
- 1 seven-story residential and classroom building with capacity for 1,000 children
- 1 three-story vocational training workshop
- 1 gymnasium with stage
- 1 semi-Olympic size indoor swimming pool
- 1 football field
- 1 day care center with capacity for more than 60 toddlers to help working mothers
- 1 sewing workshop with vehicle garage
- 2 basketball courts
São Paulo (Boystown)
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- This beautiful area is the future site of our boystown.