In light of the forthcoming World Cup being hosted in Brazil later this June there has been many programmes covering the poverty and challenges of life in this poor stricken country.
One programme which I have recently watched was Brazil’s street children. This documentary followed children who through no choice of their own have taken to living on the streets of Brazil and selling their body’s in order to survive. Some of these kids have no family, no education and no one to turn to when they get hungry resulting in the use of glue to keep their strength up.
As a country I would very much like to visit seeing this programme has enlightened me to the harsh conditions that these poor vulnerable children have to endure. There are many charities which supports this cause one of which is a UK based charity, TaskBrazil.org, who by supporting and educating children in Rio they hope to make a difference. Relying fundamentally on donations from the British public their efforts can also be supported through fundraising or the opportunity to volunteer out in Brazil.
After being informed on this serious and extreme situation I hope one day when I visit Brazil to be able to contribute to this worthy cause through volunteering as it is something I feel passionate about. Seeing the horrid conditions these children live on a daily basis without food or shelter has compelled me to write this article to highlight the need of support for these deserving charities.
For more information you can visit; http://www.taskbrasil.org.uk/about/