My name’s Camila and I’m Brazilian. I live in São Paulo, the most important city of Brazil.
It’s a pleasure for me talk (or better, write) to you. I’ve known about you by a famous Brazilian News Site, and I was curious to know more . Let me say that I think your blog (and the practice of charity involved on it) incredible, congratulations. The world needs people like you.
I’d like to participate sending a picture of some typical Brazilian School meal, unluckily I have none here. (in other hand I think that is good for you, because you’d be very sad to see what our or children have to eat every day at school)
I left school many years ago but I know that the situation is the same until nowadays
There is no many choices, it’s almost always rice, beans or pasta with some kind of sausage. The taste is terrible, I’m 23 years old now and I still remember the smell of this food.
Here we live surrounded of corruption and the powerful people (those of the government) have deals with suppliers who divert part of the payment for your own pocket. The money remainder is used for buy food of lower quality, many times spoiled or out-dated.
I’m sorry about my English but I couldn't leave the opportunity to share this with you.
I hope you can improve the situation of school dinner in your country and in other places of the world (maybe till here) Thanks for be so kind and thanks to your father for help and support you on this mission.
Camila – Brazil
Here is the link about the news I saw: http://g1.globo.com/vestibular-e-educacao/noticia/2012/06/blogueira-da-merenda-arrecada-mais-de-100-mil-libras-para-alunos-da-africa.html
Below there’s a picture of an example of what is served to our alumni just to illustrated or situation.
Believe, our children eat this every day. Really looks like delicious, don’t you think?