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    Weʼve raised £3,750 to help fund a 6 month volunteer teaching stint at Project Favela in the slums of Rio.

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 14th January 2018

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    I have decided to leave an excellent teaching job in London to work as a volunteer teacher in the slums of Brazil. I will not only be teaching the children who live in the slums, along with the adults, but I will also be living in the slums. The project is based solely on volunteers offering their services and donations given by the public. I am hoping to raise funds to not only help support my time there, but also to provide resources and experiences for the children to enrich their lives. The children would not have access to any education if the project did not exist and the project enhances their lives in so many ways. I also need help to afford the flights, vaccinations, food when I am there and general living costs as I will not receive any payment. It is completely self-funded and I have paid to join the project for 3 months. I will need to pay a further fee to extend the time to 6 months which is my intention.

    I am looking to use my skills as a teacher to help those who are not fortunate enough to have the right to education available to them. I want to help the children in the slums gain an education to help them achieve all that they can with their lives and give them hope at achieving their dreams. No child should be placed under any limitations and all children from all walks of life should be given the same opportunities to educate themselves and better their lives as a result. I would be so grateful for any funds raised to help this wonderful project.

    I will also use my experience in Brazil to inform children, whom I have taught in the UK, though Skype sessions and follow up talks. This will enable the children to gain an understanding of the difficulties the children in other countries overcome and how their strength of character shines through. I hope to set up links between schools in the UK and Project Favela to raise awareness and to provide further resources.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this : )



    • Laura Edwards3 years ago
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      Laura Edwards

      3 years ago
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      Wow! Thanks everyone! My page has been extended so it's not closing just yet! x

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    • Laura Edwards4 years ago
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      Laura Edwards

      4 years ago

      Thank you so much to all those who have contributed to my Project Favela fundraising campaign. It's unbelievable to see the total starting to rise. Thanks to the parent who suggested I did this, as it had not crossed my mind. It was a wonderful idea and I am unbelievably grateful for everyone's support, not just financially but for the words of encouragement also. There is still plenty of time to donate : ) xxx : ) xxx Thanks everyone! xxx

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    Page last updated on: 1/10/2018 21.04



    • Denise Edwards

      Denise Edwards

      Jan 10, 2018

      Hey Laura, have a blast! Be safe, learn lots, enjoy yourself and keep in touch. I'll keep a tea pot/ coffee cup warm until we get chance for a catch up xx


    • Nadege Gandemer

      Nadege Gandemer

      Jan 5, 2018

      Good luck and have a great time Laura!


    • mindy sawhney

      mindy sawhney

      Jan 3, 2018

      What an amazing adventure ahead! Thank you for all your care and kindness - buckets of good wishes, happiness, health and good surprises! Anuška and the Stimsons


    • Katherine Shillito

      Katherine Shillito

      Dec 14, 2017

      Go Laura!! You are the best. Stay safe - and don't forget your bell! All the love, Miss Shillito xxx


    • Stephen & Sara Kines/Iva Zabenska

      Stephen & Sara Kines/Iva Zabenska

      Dec 3, 2017

      Laura, with joy we have seen how you have touched Sara (and appreciate it more now that we are home schooling her!) and the kids in Brazil are blessed to have your presence.


    • Nagmeh, Gerwyn and Charlotte Williams

      Nagmeh, Gerwyn and Charlotte Williams

      Nov 29, 2017

      Such a worthy cause, best of luck Laura!


    • The Amey Family

      The Amey Family

      Nov 29, 2017

      An amazing thing you are doing Laura, and we will miss you so much at Radnor - please send regular updates!

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    Laura Edwards

    Laura Edwards

    London, United Kingdom

    I am a qualified primary teacher about to head to the slums of Rio (in January 2018) to volunteer as a teacher for 6 months to help children gain an education to enrich their lives.

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