Why living in Brazil can make you happier?
In spite of all complains about terrible transport system, poor infrastructure, messy working style, electricity shortages and slow internet, almost all of our volunteers say that in Brazil they feel happier. The reason is simple – not the material things make us happier but the che
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5 reasons why you should go to Brazil in 2017
1. You know it’s time for a change This headline just spoke to you, didn’t it? Otherwise you clearly wouldn’t continue reading this text. Exactly one year ago, I was in your position. I was staring at my computer screen during my lunch break, which I spent at my desk
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EcoEngenho celebrates 15 years of great work in rural development in Brazil
Today our partner Instituto EcoEngenho is celebrating its 15th birthday. 15 years of doing great project in the rural areas of Alagoas, discovering and teaching new sustainable methods of agriculture, bringing new ecological products to the consumers in spite of the unfavorable politi
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Biota concludes hatchling season 2016
Our partner-NGO Biota successfully concluded another sea turtles hatchling season. Yesterday they organised the last public hatchling release this year. In total more than 100* nests were registered and the births of more than 10 thousand* of sea turtles were accompanied during this s
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Volunteering stories: The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST)
The article is written by our volunteer Anna Thiry, student of geography at university of Heidelberg, Germany. Anna volunteered for Comissão Pastoral da Terra (CPT) and participated in various activities of Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Maceió as well as at the “interior&
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Teach English in Brazil: 5 tips for volunteers
The greatest problem that volunteers teaching English to kids are facing in Brazil is the lack of motivation. The kids don´t feel the need to learn another language, sit in the classroom after school again. Many of them are just forced by parents to come and even not because that par
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Volunteering in Brazil: challenging experience
Modern volunteers are different from those who first came to the poor countries with their volunteering missions. Nowadays there is broad choice of organisations offering volunteering services like GoBrazil. All what you need to do is to register and find the way to cover living costs
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Volunteer Registration for Rio 2016 Olympics Extended
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The period to register for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games has just been extended until December 15th, therefore prolonging the registration period for another month. This is the last opportunity to
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Portuguese quote of the month
The horse is very important animal in Brazil. They still work a lot and don´t let the cars to substitute their jobs. Some of them even can not be substituted. Like the place where horses work as therapists – Hippotherapy. This month we visited couple of those places with our vo
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CPT launches a book about Landless Workers´ Movement in Brazil
Our partner Commissão Pastoral da Terra (CPT) launched on 16th October the new book about Landless Workers´ Movement (Port.: Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra – or MST). It has been said and written a lot about Landless Workers´ Movement in Brazil – one of the bigge
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