Universities in Rio Turn Initiation Pranks into Social Actions

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – For freshman university students in Brazil, the beginning of the year often brings with it dangerous and humiliating pranks, with many students forced to shave their heads and ask for money on street corners. A project called Trote do Amor (Prank of Love), however, aims to turn dangerous and demeaning pranks into social actions to help others.

In its second year of being applied in universities around Rio de Janeiro state, this year’s Trote do Amor calls for obtaining donations of food and hygiene products to later be given . . .

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