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British Expatriate Opens English School in Rocinha Favela

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – British expatriate Jody King recently opened Favela Phoenix, an English school in Rio de Janeiro's largest favela Rocinha. Currently serving sixteen students, the school offers daily English classes to the favela's residents for free.

"The school was the perfect opportunity to give something back to the people of Rocinha," King told The Rio Times. "They have been very welcoming to me and very friendly, so to be able to open this school is a great way of me saying thank you to Rocinha and giving something back to . . .

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