On SUNDAY JANUARY the 11th, 2009 at 2:00pm Mundo Real will hold a party fundraiser to benefit our education and sustainable development programs currently taking place in the favela of Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro.
The event will take place at Santa Rita’s Church, in Long Island City in the event room next to the Church parking lot. The benefit will feature live Brazilian music, food and drink, as well as a presentation by Mundo Real.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance by calling Marcos (347-617-9069) or Ricarte (646-306-4510) or you can purchase online here:
Here are directions to the event:
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There will also be an after Party at CHATEAU BRASIL!!!!!! at 38-o2 29th Street. L.I.C., N.Y. 11101
All proceeds will go to Mundo Real community programs.
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Mundo Real engages in educational and sustainable development programs within impoverished communities of Latin America and the Caribbean. We strive to reduce disparities in health, housing, education and employment while improving living and environmental conditions in local communities. In doing so we work alongside and support local organizations and residents. Mundo Real is an independent organization, with neither religious nor political affiliations.
- Mundo Real conducts educational programs designed for community and individual empowerment. Our most recent educational endeavors have been centered on public health and information technology training. We have lead workshops in disease prevention, administration of prescription medication, how to access available resources, and other community health concerns in order to empower local residents. We also provide IT training for residents who are involved in community betterment initiatives.
- Community-based collaborative research (CBCR). Mundo Real uses this method in order to effectively adapt research-based interventions for use in our Education and Sustainable Development programs. With two years intensive field research in Latin America, particularly in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, three scholarly publications in US Academic Journals and Encyclopedias, and two articles awaiting publication (Fall 2009) Mundo Real remains dedicated to research based action.
Sustainable Community Development
- Working at the local level alongside residents Mundo Real develops inclusive programs aimed at addressing the most pressing needs of the community. To address these needs we arrange home visits, food/aid delivery, and public health organizing as well as other direct services. Since early 2007 we have been conducting routine home visits to special needs residents. We have also been helping residents gain access to basic supplies of food that are provided by the local residents association. We have helped secure donations of critical resources such as oxygen tanks, diapers, milk, wheel chairs, and medical supplies. In addition, we have been organizing direct services such as scheduling doctor’s appointments and arranging transportation for residents who are unable to do so as a result of the challenges of living in an urban slum.