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2nd Annual Family Afternoon with Photo Exhibition and more, October 4, a fundraiser for Project Teach

Project TEACH October 4 Photo Exhibition

Got Milk? Project Teach Seeking Donations

Project Teach is requesting donations of shelf stable whole milk. Please keep them in mind when you are at the grocery store! You may drop the milk off in the CLO office or contact Farah Vinnedge: farahv@hotmail.com


Project Teach: Have a Little Bit of Extra Time?

By Fiorella Medina, Former Project Teach Coordinator

When I arrived in Brasilia in December 2012, I was uncertain of what my role would be in this new community. With no job, children, or particular hobby, there was no default way for me to spend my time. In order to keep myself busy, I decided to join Project T.E.A.C.H on an excursion to an underprivileged school in Águas Lindas. This experience turned out to be far more rewarding and meaningful than a simple activity to pass the time. Continue reading

Project Teach Thanks You!

A big thank you to the Embassy for your generous baking and donations on behalf of Project TEACH!  We raised R$1450, which is an incredible amount and we are SOOO grateful for everyone’s support and generosity!  The money will go toward buying fresh fruits and vegetables weekly to fortify the children’s lunches, as well as other academic needs the school and/or project needs to be effective.


AAFSW congratulates the 2012 winners of the Secretary of State’s Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA). The six awardees, including our own Amy Zimmerman,  were honored at a ceremony at the Department of State on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. 

Read more about the award winners here, and look for a more in-depth article on Amy Zimmerman and Project TEACH  coming soon.

Project T.E.A.C.H. Reaches 500 Hours of Service

Leslie reads with children at the school.

I would like to congratulate and thank the volunteers of Project T.E.A.C.H. – in a little over a year we have given over 500 hours of service to the school Estação Vida in Aguas Lindas!!!! It has been amazing to watch the generosity of so many volunteers (40) and donors over the past year! Your generous donations at bake sales at the U.S. Embassy, combined with donations of food from the restaurant Carne de Sol, have allowed us to donate 850 kg fresh produce, 52 dozen eggs, 260kg chicken breast, 90 kg beef to the school over that past year!!!!! This really is amazing and an answer to their prayers! The children and teachers thank you all!!! Thanks for allowing our mission to become a reality – “Trazer Educação Alimentação Carinho e Hope” or “T.E.A.C.H.”

Also, thanks to the J.Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust Fund Grant, we have purchased locking cabinets for the classrooms, as well as beautiful bookshelves to create an inviting and functional reading area/library. We have included the impressive BEFORE and AFTER pictures below. We still plan to purchase textbooks/workbooks and beginner level reading books for the school with the grant money. Thank you J.Kirby Simon Trust Fund!!! Continue reading

Project TEACH Awarded Grant

Congratulations to the Project TEACH team, who was awarded a substantial grant through the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust! Keep up the good work Project TEACH! For those interested in volunteering with Project TEACH, contact projectteachbr@gmail.com.

More information about the grant award will appear on the Trust’s Web page (www.kirbysimontrust.org) and could potentially appear in State magazine and the Foreign Service Journal.  The announcement will include a brief paragraph on each of the grants, including the name of the principal Foreign Service (or related U.S. Government) participants. Stay tuned for more news.