The summer is an opportunity to join hands with the community of the favela, the neighbors of the street and some volunteers for new activities. This year the season has started with the preparation for the Christmas party, which also means the conclusion the year. For some the older ones this means that they will engage in other activities. This year the preparation for the Christmas party was quite special. Children planned the party, prepared many of the presents that were offered to the parents, to the tutors and to their friends. Photos show how happy they felt at the occasion. 2011 was a year of good results for the project. Among other things there was the Vagalumes exhibition that was the result of a three month course on photography and video.
In 2012, there are new plans for increasing activities that bring the children outside the favela, so they can appreciate what the wonderful city of Rio offers in terms of museums, music and other activities free of charge.