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By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new computer course in Complexo do Alemão – a sprawling group of fourteen favelas in Zona Norte (North Zone) which houses some 70,000 residents - aims to increase computer literacy among children living in the area, boosting their job prospects for the future.

The recently inaugurated pilot program, called “Connecting Rio’s Youth”, will run for a year in four private schools located inside the Complexo do Alemão, reaching an estimated 800 children according to the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?