There are many poor families living in Manaus, with many of the villages sitting alongside, or near, the river. Most of the residents are living in wooden houses and lacking facilities such as good toilets and clean running water. Villagers here mainly work downtown but they don’t earn enough to support their families..
In this programme you will get to help these families. The kids typically only attend school for half a day, so after that you can teach them english at the community centre. Be creative, teach them an english song or play some games with them. The kids in Brazil love playing sport, especially football.
You will also be working with an environmental club where you’ll help with recycling and learn all about global warming and water pollution etc. You can also help the families with renovation or light construction such as painting or repairing chairs and tables etc. Your typical day could be a variety of these tasks, depending on what help is needed during your time here.
A typical day would consist of breakfast then work in the community until lunch. You’ll return in the afternoon and, shortly before you leave for the day, help prepare activities for the following day’s coaching. Then it’s time for dinner and relaxation at the end of the day.