Volunteer: Sarah Pedruzzi
I served in Brazil from 1967-1969. We built six small schools, began a school for girls and set up a health post in one of the small villages.
Contributions from Sarah Pedruzzi
This little girl was intrigued by the mold used to make the bricks for her new school.
Soccer is the national sport in Brazil. All the smallest villages have a soccer field that is used every weekend.
Saints' feast days are always celebrated with a big parade in the village. This is the feast day of St. John in Jaciguá.
This school was built by the School to School program sponsored by USAID. Students in the U.S. woulc raise up to $1.000 to build a school in an underdeveloped country. The locals were obligated to provide 60% of the cost including materials and labor. My job was to facilitate the construction, take pictures and send reports back to the students in the U. S. and to USAID.
This is a picture of a school in construction near one of the villages in my area.