Favela-Bairro

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  • Favela-Bairro Project (in-situ slum upgrading)
    • Social Improvements
      • adult education classes to improve adult literacy
      • daycare centers and after school schemes to look after children while their parents work
      • services to help people affected by drug and alcohol addiction
    • Economic Improvements
      • training schemes help people to learn new skills so they can find better jobs and earn more
      • residents can now legally own their properties
    • Environmental Improvements
      • widening and paving of streets so allow easier access (especially for emergency services)
      • provision of basic services such as clean water, electricity and weekly rubbish collection
      • replacement of wooden buildings with brick buildings
    • Community Involvement
      • the new services are staffed by residents, providing income and helping them to learn new skills
      • residents choose which improvements they want in their own favela
    • the project started in 1995 and has extremely successful
    • £500 million spent on improving the living conditions of around 300 favelas
    • it involves 255,000 people

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