UK-based charitable foundation, In Touch Futures, has selected Itapevi, São Paulo, as the location for its first project; a play centre for disadvantaged children in the area.
The charity, which was set up earlier this year, aims to change the lives of underprivileged and disabled children across the world, by creating and sustaining education and employment opportunities.
This project, called Aurora, is the first in a series of six play centres the charity will be creating in Itapevi, in its bid to provide safe, clean and leisure spaces for children. The centres will also offer children a social counsellor who will support them and develop socio-educational activities.
A number of the play centres will be dealing with orphaned children or children who have been the victims of abuse.
In Touch Futures is planning further projects including one in Gramacho, a deprived area of Rio de Janeiro. There, they will be providing monthly pregnancy kits for mothers-to-be, containing nappies and baby clothes.
Sueli Canabarro, manager of In Touch Futures Brasil, said: “All children deserve an enjoyable childhood and safe, secure places to play. At In Touch Futures, we are thrilled to be able to help make this a reality.
“The launch of project Aurora in Itapevi marks the start of our long term commitment to improve the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children across the world.”
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