Brazilian activist says more money needed to help street children

Brazilian activist says more money needed to help street children
11/29/2006 17:21:56

Yvonne Bezerra de Mello talks to ISU students at Westoff Theater.

   
    A Brazilian activist known for her work to educate Rio De Janeiro’s street children is pleased about a student production at ISU highlighting the problem, but she says the issue needs more exposure.
   Yvonne Bezerra de Mello was changed by witnessing the police massacre of eight street children in 1993. That’s when she started alternative schools to help educate children who have been traumatized by life under control of drug lords that rule Rio ….

    Bezerra de Mello applauds ISU student Margaret Iha’s "Hopeless Spinning" play but she says the international community needs to pay attention and fund the type of alternative education she developed which could be used throughout the globe where children have been traumatized by war, crime and poverty.

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