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NGO Sending Favela Teens to US

By Juliana Tafur, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – It’s summertime in the United States and in Chester, Connecticut, one the most prestigious youth leadership camps is currently underway. Gilvan Silva de Oliveira de Aragzo and Jhonatan Sales Cordeiro are two of the three international students in the program. They are Cariocas from the Terra Encantada favela (Enchanted Land slum), to be exact.

The boys were selected as part of a program ran by an American NGO called BRAYCE, which partners with Camp Hazen YMCA in Connecticut to provide leadership training . . .

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