International Camp experience, thus away from home has an impact on every teen but it is so much more important for our children to go abroad. To be in a surrounding far away from the violence, the dirt, the unhealthy conditions they face daily to be in a safe and natural environment. It shows them a different culture, another world, a different reality, a different way of communicating, making new friends, having fun and learning that even working at a camp can be really fun.
Diana Nijboer, founder of Edumais, with some of the students.
Published on MultiRio, an educational medium for Rio de Janeiro on 11 October 2017, author Sandra Machado, translated by Karin von Malotki
Positive Discipline is a methodology developed by the US American Jane Nelsen, mother of 7 children, over 30 years ago, based on the theory of two Viennese scientists, Alfred Adler a psychology professor and his student Rudolf Dreikurs a psychiatrist. This approach is based on the firmness in education instead of punishment and is applied in 24 countries so far, including Brazil.
Kites, I’ve never seen so many kites before. They float in the clear blue sky above the Copacabana beach, turn up in the outskirts of the city, past the shiny neighbourhood of Recreio, in the tree-covered hills, in the communities Pavão, Pavãozinho and Cantagalo, in colorful Rocinha, in the parks of Leblon, where people walk their dogs and exit secured shopping malls.