Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Supporting at-risk youth in Rocinha -- an update

Reporting back on our effort to raise funds for SpinRocinha at the Rocinha Media School, the professional DJ school for at-risk youth in Rocinha – I have a few bits of news.

We have raised half of our goal of US$900 to support the school in buying an iPad to advance their efforts in so many ways. So we still need your help.

I can also tell you about a mother/son pair that has enrolled. Marcia and her 13 year old son Arthur have enrolled to realize a shared dream to be music makers.  Marcia has long valued her experience  living in Rocinha and focuses on giving every opportunity she can to Arthur. She believes they both have music in their veins – and so the DJ school is a natural fit for their aspirations for the future. Marcia says she does not need money to be rich, but to make music with her son is a dream come true.
Please consider making a contribution to this valuable social program in Rocinha. You can do that here.
Also – if you are a blogger – please consider posting about this effort on your blog with links back here, or placing the dynamic button located in the right column of this blog on your blog.  I have provided the code you need.
And you can always share this or the original post on Facebook and Orkut.
The kids need your help. And we completely appreciate your support.


lifeinrocinha said...

thank you everyone for your support in helping our project grow..

co-founder Rocinha Media School

Born Again Brazilian said...

I'm afraid I spent my extra cash on X-mas gifts for a couple orphans this year, but I'll definitely post the links.

Anonymous said...

Just for all of you guys who are exparts... There's Netfix in Brazil now..