The story continues with my first full day in Fortaleza. On this day we visited one of the projects here to learn about the work they do and spend time with the kids! It was a great day! When we arrived at the center on our bus the kids were lined up inside waiting for us. So cute!
After the preliminary presentation we visited some of the kids in their classrooms and played in the courtyard after we ate lunch. (PS the pineapple in Brazil is AMAZING!) Some people brought small gifts like stickers, bouncy balls, frisbees, soccer balls, and balloons and the kids had a great time!
We were not allowed to take pictures in the slums because it would attract too much attention but the following pictures were taken outside the front door of the two homes we visited looking down the street to the right and left and then at the two homes (we were in the blue/green on and the cream one to the right). The community knew we were coming so they cleaned up some of the garbage before we got there but there was still quite a bit of garbage, it smelled bad, and there was a small "stream" of water and probably sewage running through the street in some areas.
Unforgetable day in Fortaleza, Brazil meeting
the amazing children and staff of one of the projects here. It's hot,
but the children are cute, the people wonderful, and the pineapple is so
so sweet :)