Our Girlstown in Brasilia offers free live-in middle and high school education to girls from extremely poor backgrounds. The Sisters of Mary also run an elementary school for boys and girls from grade 1 to 5. Many of these children are from distressed families or are being brought up by single mothers. The Sisters of Mary provide these children with a safe place to study away from the influences of drugs and alcohol. “Clinica Medica Maria”, a dental and medical clinic for the poor, provides free services.