Ceifar

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have you ever seen prettier brown eyes??
I spent six weeks volunteering at Ceifar. Ceifar is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1994 by the Belgian nurse Alice Debouck in Tancredo Neves, one of the poorest communities in Salvador. The aim of Ceifar was to address both the health and education of the community. Children as young as 3 will spend their weekday mornings attaining an education from some very dedicated teachers. All children receive health care, nutrition while in school and necessary school supplies such as bookbags, work books and uniforms..

The children of Ceifar are some of the sweetest, most playful and brightest souls that you would ever have the pleasure to encounter. They have so little in comparison to the children of the states, even compared to some of the poorest American families.. They play with broken toys without complaint, they turn water bottle tops and old car tires into toys and games. They fall and do not cry, but get back up and continue their games. They stop their games without warning and rush to hug you, all wanting in return to be showered by your love and smiles. These children were simply amazing. I am more then sure that I gained more from them then they from I. I am also more then sure that my kids looked at me not as an adult but as an oversized 5 year old :P:P

here is the web page for Ceifar, but its in Portuguese so have fun :P:P:P

ceifar@ceifar.org.br
scottrtaylor1 says:
I spent 8 weeks volunteering at CEIFAR in 2007. I really miss those kids!
Posted on: Oct 21, 2008
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