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Florianopolis, Brazil is the capital of the state of Santa Catarina. With almost 400,000 inhabitants, Florianopolis is a beautiful island, 31 miles long and eleven miles wide. It is a modern and cosmopolitan city that offers calm and remote fisherman villages and populated and busy neighborhoods. The center of the Island is very busy and where the larger companies, banks, and malls are located, as well as many restaurants and night spots. Florianopolis is located in southern Brazil on the ocean. It is connected to the mainland by a bridge which allows easy access to the rest of Brazil. There are 42 beaches around the island, all within a short distance of the downtown center. Located in Florianopolis, this project works hard to keep children off of the streets. For over 50 years it has served the underprivileged children in the center of this city. Approximately 300 children, ages 8 -12 years old, benefit from this community center. These are children who have difficulties with their studies and the project helps to keep them away from the streets. The children are separated by age in the morning and afternoon. Each group participate in various activities during the week, including recreation, drawing, painting, writing, singing, playing games, reading, listening to stories, preparing theater projects, etc. There is an emphasis on teaching the children the importance of the environment by teaching techniques for material recycling, re-use of materials, etc. There is also a daycare at the center for children up to age 4.
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No specific skills or qualifications are required. We expect our volunteers to be kind, flexible, friendly and should have good communication skills.
Food and Accommodation: Depending on the project and location Volunteer\'s entire supervision and accomodation are managed by the company. For food, local basic meals will be provided.