Conor Hartnett from the Clara Road has recently moved to Rio de Janeiro to work as a volunteer in the favelas (slums) with kids for 6 months maybe longer. His project called IASESPE is a community centre providing a safe haven for kids away from the drug dealers, to provide education, lunches, games, talks on drugs and extra education, as well as a place they can come and feel safe and off the streets.
They have made a video describing the project (which you can see at the bottom of this post) in which Conor appears numerous times, and where he explains the situation, and the need for funding to keep the project alive. “It would be amazing and a huge help if you could donate or SHARE this link with friends family and work colleagues.” Conor explains much better in his letter:
” As some of you may know late September I decided to move to Rio de Janeiro to work in the favelas (slums) with kids for 6 months maybe longer .
My projects called IASESPE – http://www.indiegogo.com/fightforafavela?c=home
and is a community centre providing a safe haven for kids away from the drug dealers who recruit kids as young as 7, we also provide extra education , lunches ( which the kids devour due to hunger ), games,talks on drugs and education as well as a place they can come and feel safe and off the Streets
I’ve been to their houses, 4 in a bed concrete floor,toilet like you’ve never imagined , the mother sleeps on the floor but the kids are [read more …] “Fight for a Favela – IASESPE community in Rio De Janeiro”