Well, it hit me today when I looked at the calendar and realized that I leave exactly a week from today. The time has been flying, but I’ve been trying to make the most of my time here and I think I hopefully have helped a few people out.
Yesterday I taught two CPR classes to the Rocinha Surfe Escola (rocinha surf school). The surf school ia non profit organization that provides surfing lessions to underpriviledged youth. It was my first experience teaching a non adult class. I worked hard to make it as simple as possible. Kids learn really quick and I hope to have the opportunity to return and help these CPR techniques stick with them through adulthood.
Today I went to the favela of Vidigal, which is on the opposite side of the mountain from Rocinha. I met with the boxing instructor Raff Giglio who runs a non profit boxing academy (todosnaluta.org.br) designed tocombine education with discipline and focus learned from boxing. I arranged to teach a CPR class to the instructors on Monday morning.