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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For thirteen years the Instituto Vida Real has offered activities and courses for children and young people from the Nova Holanda community in the Complexo da Maré favela, in Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio. Now in order to stay open they have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds.

Since opening in 2005 the institute has assisted 3,100 youngsters between 12 and 17 years old, offering school tutoring, music workshops, and training in graphic design and photography among other things.

Now according to government news sources, the institute . . .

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