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NGO in Zona North Turns 5 Years Old

By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO— This month marks the fifth anniversary of the small grassroots NGO, Community in Action (Comunidade em Ação), located in the Complexo do Alemão neighborhood in Zona Norte, one of Rio’s drug-trafficking strongholds.

The project seeks to inspire positive, lasting change within the community by offering English lessons, computer classes, after-school tutoring and arts and crafts activities to community members of all ages. Nevertheless, it stands out from other NGOs and social development projects.

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