Adriano Leite Ribeiro Adriano was one of the few who escaped this reality. A visit to his old bedroom, a box-room on the second ﬂoor of house No19 on road No7, in one of around 800 favelas in Rio de Janeiro, underlines the rags- to-riches story of one of Brazils best-known footballers.
• Total Population161,087,000• Child Population 60,228,000• Children Below Poverty Line 25,000,000• Living on Streets 7-8,000,000• Literacy Rate 83%
HOW CAN WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE ?• Try to educate people thru multi media such as Facebook, Youtube etc.• Famouspeople like Adriano who knows best how a favela is could make speeches in schools to educate the kids.
We think giving money to charity would be just another helpless action. Thats why we found other ways of helping children who suffer in poverty.You cant get rid of poverty by giving people money. ~P.J. ORourke, A Parliament of WhoresFamous people such as Adriano have great power and that is that kids look up to them and see them as role models and if they start talking about how it is not have a a meal everyday or to be scared to go outside with your friends to play because you hear people getting hot outside, then hopefully people will start realizing that something is wrong and that they need to stand up and speak up!
This was just a small piece of what is actually going on in the world. We talked about brazil but there are many other countries in the world who suffer from the same problems.About 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according tothe United Nations. This is one person every three and a half seconds, as you can see on the iPad. Unfortunately, it is children who die most often.
It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of themoney that is spent in studying them. ~Bill Vaughan