What is Projeto Sol?
It is an award-winning community center serving children and young adults from age 4 to 18. Here, not only are children fed, they are inspired to live a dignified life by spending non-school hours participating in activities such as art, soccer, drama and dance classes. They also offer quiet time in the library to support academics and encourage the pleasure of reading.
Projeto Sol began in 1982 when Sister Angela, an american nun, and Luis Carlos dos Santos, a social worker, opened a small activity center in a shack located in an Interlagos "favela". The center was developed to offer an alternative to juvenile delinquency and a life of drugs and violence found in this neighborhood. The whole community enjoys performances, games and socials hosted by Projeto Sol. Some children who have attended Projeto Sol are university graduates and some have returned as teachers. The new center was inaugurated in March 2008 to better serve the community.
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