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Favela Surf Club Helps Keep Poor Children in the Water and off Streets

It’s a school that helps hundreds of underprivileged kids in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But they’re not focused on teaching reading or math. Instead, instructors at the Favela Surf Club, located deep in Favela Cantagalo, are using the sport to change lives. Pedro Andrade hit the waves with some of these children and saw firsthand how surfing is keeping them in the water and off the streets.

Favela Surf Club Helps Keep Poor Children in the Water and off Streets

It’s a school that helps hundreds of underprivileged kids in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But they’re not focused on teaching reading or math. Instead, instructors at the Favela Surf Club, located deep in Favela Cantagalo, are using the sport to change lives. Pedro Andrade hit the waves with some of these children and saw firsthand how surfing is keeping them in the water and off the streets.

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