Welcome back! Last time, Analis Ibarra ‘16 and Ashley Cervantes ‘16 talked about Project Favela – what it is, what they did and how the local life in Brazil was like. You may read the article here [link]. This time, we will focus on the lessons they learned, the challenges they faced and the biggest takeaways Ashley and Analis got from Project Favela.
Chau Nguyen (CN): What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned from the trip?
Analis Ibarra (AI): For me, the most valuable lesson is sort of related to education and teaching.
Last week, I had the opportunity to have an amazing interview with Analis Ibarra ‘16 and Ashley Cervantes ‘16 on their trip to Brazil during the summer for Project Favela. Let’s hear what they have to say about this volunteer program and the local experience in Brazil.
Analis (left) and Ashley (center)
Chau Nguyen (CN): Could you briefly describe Project Favela? How did you find it?
Ashley Cervantes (AC): Analis found the program online.
Analis Ibarra (AI): It’s called Project Favela and it’s a non-profit project to volunteer abroad.