Thursday, May 23, 2013
While working at the school today, one of our students came up to us screamed out, "Professora Foto, Foto!" We followed him out the school and into an alley way right by the school to see a crowd of people standing and watching to what seemed to be fireworks at first, but it ended up being a fire on the electrical wires. Supposedly it's common during the Winter when it rains because of all the clumped up wires mixed in with the rain. Everyone stood there and watched while the sparks ignited and caused a big flames. We decided to take our chances and left, just incase something was to happen with the tight and small crowded space. The favela alley ways are way to small and clumped, so it would seem just impossible for a firefighter team to come in and put it out. I'm very curious how they handle fires like that. Our beautiful and talented friend Kreayshawn made and dedicated a Brazilian mix just for our Help Picture A Change project called BAILE BUNDA TWERK MIX, which we will be playing at a local party this Saturday in the Favelas. You can listen to it and download it by clicking HERE. Thanks again for that mix, we love it, and it means a lot to us!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Didn't take as much photos today because we took the day off from going into the different Favelas to recoup, rest, and plan out the remaining days of our trips. Although we are in such a beautiful country, we came for one purpose which is to establish our project and program for the kids. Since the first day we arrived to Brazil, we literally work every minute that we could. We wake up everyday and go into these different Favelas, meet all these different people from the community, work with students, go home to edit, and do it all over again the next day. For the remaining days of our trip, we pretty much have a planned out a busy schedule for everyday with no time to waste. To see what we are up to on a daily basis, please check the blog everyday.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Spent the day hanging out with pro surfer Ricardo from the Rocinha Favela. He took us out to eat at this BBQ joint inside the heart of Rocinha, and also gave us a tour inside of favela that no outsiders would be able to see without a hood pass. We got to meet a lot of his friends and were able to meet some of our students today.