Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Brasília, Brazil

My parents volunteer at a 'community centre', if you can call it that. It's a poor neighbourhood and they along with a few others help the very poor teaching music, English, and sewing. My father noticed last week that one of the children who's never absent was absent. He went to visit him and found him with a large burn on this legs. The community leader - a woman - told my father that she suspected of abuse by his father. He's very violent. He only comes once each 2 weeks or so, and beats the children. Folks in the community are afraid to denounce and get a share of the violence themselves. My father went to the pharmacy and bought medicine for his burns.

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