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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, March 19th, the American Society of Rio de Janeiro will be hosting a talk by Barbara Olivi, entitled ‘Fellinian Tales of Life in Rocinha as told by one...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Andrew Schwenk and his son Max are the latest volunteers to help new Rio-based NGO Samba 360 continue in their mission to supply sports equipment to Rio’s underprivileged youngsters. Andrew Scwhenk...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Friday, March 8th, students of Rio-based NGO EduMais were visited by a team of business leaders from Cambridge University’s Judge Business School MBA program as part of a...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Carnival has been a very special one for Yorkshire-based jazz group ‘New York Brass Band.’ For the first time in the band’s history they have flown over at the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since 2014, English expatriate Tom Ashe has been running Favela Brass, an NGO that provides free music lessons to some of Rio’s disadvantaged children. With a new permanent home, an...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After raising around R$12,000 at the British and Commonwealth Society’s Christmas Festival, Street Child United Brazil are now ready to begin work on the refurbishment of their flagship football (soccer)...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After widespread criticism Brazil’s Ministry of Environment has backed down from the decision to suspend all agreements and partnerships with non-governmental organizations for the next 90 days. The Ministry...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Samba 360 is a New York-based NGO whose mission is to distribute sporting equipment to disadvantaged children throughout the world. Founded in 2013 by American expatriate Shawn Brown after he...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – ‘Escola de Música da Rocinha’ (Rocinha Music School) has much cause to celebrate, with new sources of funding secured and a big concert planned for their 25th anniversary in 2019....
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, December 8th, the British and Commonwealth Society of Rio de Janeiro will be hosting a fun-filled Christmas Festival on the grounds of the British School and Christ Church...
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