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Defending the Rights of Children heavily emphasizes service, learning, and leadership projects with some Portuguese language classes. The program is based outside the city of Fortaleza in an area called Maracanau. Through volunteering you will form connections with the local children and learn about the issues they face. Child labor, exploitation, and violence have all conspired to rob children of their childhood. By teaching and interacting with local children you will help give them back their youthful innocence and act as a role model, showing them an alternative. Besides volunteering, you will have the chance to explore the country’s white sand beaches, sugar cane plantations, attend a soccer game, and enjoy one of Brazil’s most popular water amusement parks.
You'll volunteer with other high school students to help in giving these children a chance at childhood -- by playing sports, making arts and crafts, and teaching English.Over the course of this high school study abroad program, you will meet leaders who are working to defend children's rights. This is an unforgettable teen community service trip in South America.
What is Included?
What is Excluded?
No specific skills or qualifications are required. The volunteer must have good comunication skills and should be friendly with the children.
The GLA campus is headquartered at the Colegio 7 de Setembro, a campus located on the outskirts of Fortaleza. Students and staff live on campus in shared rooms. Students live in gender-segregated living quarters. The conference center has a swimming pool, classrooms, an open-air cafeteria, and a soccer field.The Projest cost covers 3 regular meals per day.
We will explore the area by visiting social service organizations and also engaging in cultural immersion activities. Fortaleza is an enriching place to experience Brazil's breathtaking natural beauty through some of Brazil's most beautiful beaches. We will visit beaches where you will have the chance to sandboard down massive dunes next to the ocean or hike along red sand cliffs.Each year's specific excursions vary, however, any of the following and numerous other options may be included in the coming year's programming.