There they were shown round the classrooms and treated to musical performances of Mozart and Samba. Some of the children were learning English and German.
The school caters for the poorest children in the area and tries to give them a sense of family life that they would otherwise miss out on. It also tries to involve their parents as much as possible and provides facilities for the whole community including the library which is open to all. For some children the meal they are given at the school is the only meal they have each day.
After a tour of the school the team made a presentation to Saude Rotary Club. A group of children from the school also attended the presentation. They were inquisitive, friendly and behaved impeccably.
In an emotional speech the principal of the school thanked the team for coming and said that she hoped such visits would inspire the pupils at the school.
Towards the end of the meeting it was suggested that it would be great if a suitable project could be found for the UK and Brazilian Rotary districts to work on together.