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NGO Founder from Rio Favela Community Heads to Columbia University

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign, twenty-one-year-old student and “favelado” (favela resident) Daniel Calarco will be heading to Columbia University this August to study International Relations, Human Rights, and Business.

“When you grow up in a favela, it’s so hard to find the motivation to know you can make it,” comments Calarco, who grew up in the favela communities of Vintém and Vila Aliança in Padre Miguel and Bangu, in . . .

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