Mines students, alumni, do good work in Brazilian slums

A group of current and former Mines students traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, over spring break to work on home construction and in the schools of area favelas (slums). 

“Our main project was to build relationships within Complexo do Alemao,” said David Pesek, Mines graduate and co-founder of The Invictus Initiative, a group aimed at tackling global humanitarian causes. “Each day was different and filled with great experiences. We feel it was a successful trip and built sustainable relationships within the community.”

Pesek and his group will showcase the Rio trip; as well discuss their upcoming trip to Kenya, at 6 p.m. March 25 in Ballroom A of the Student Center. 

Learn more and see additional photos of their work in Brazil on their blog.


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