Send Cory to Brazil
I would like to volunteer in Salvador, Brazil and work with infants, teenagers and the elderly in community centers. This video explains why I am applying to Travelocity's Voluntourism Grant Contest. One of the most populous cities in Brazil, Salvador is surrounded by favelas, or "shantytowns." In many favelas, such as Alagados, most residents are under 20-years-old and have children of their own. As a result, many drop out of school and look for full-time jobs at an early age. The ever-increasing economic divide and lack of gainful employment in Salvador has led many families residing in favelas to search for better opportunities far from their hometowns, leaving children and aging parents behind. The shortage of affordable daycares, schools, and health facilities means that these children and aging citizens who cannot care for themselves are placed in already overcrowded community-based centers. For more information, please visit: http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/countries/latin-america/volunteer-brazi... "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."