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Published on Jul 28, 2015
Julio Otoni is a favela nestled between the neighborhoods of Laranjeiras and Santa Teresa in the South Zone of Rio. The entire community is located at a single street address: 298 Doutor Julio Otoni Street.
Arriving at this address, I’m greeted by Sizenaldo Marinho, born and raised in the community and active in a number of initiatives for years. A community center Naldo helped establish in 2004 has offered recycling programs, paper-making workshops, percussion lessons, and tutoring. Naldo has managed classes at the center, coordinating projects with international volunteers. Naldo also represented the community on the Santa Teresa Safety Council. The community center is an important asset in a community lacking in public investment. Unfortunately, Naldo says the center “is closed more than it’s open” lately.