If you have been keeping up to date with our recent developments you will be aware that we have launched a new Branch of Strawberry Tours in Rio de Janeiro! An amazing city, full of culture, music and people who are always willing to help their neighbour. Rio is a top destination for anyone looking to explore a new culture.
One thing we have learned so far from working with our Local City Manager in Rio and her team of guides, is the importance of Favelas in Rio and how they are microcosms of Rio culture and Society.
Fiercely independent and protective of what they see as a unique culture in Rio, the Favelas are home to large parts of Rio's population. We have decided to support a local Nursery in the Rocinha Favela in Rio, we currently operate a Free Favela Walking tour in this area and as a company know how important it is to give back to the local community.
The nursery, "Creche Bercario Cantinho do Céu" is independently owned and operated and is a stalwart part of the community, helping take care of children between the ages of 9 Months and 3 Years. Giving parents a chance to work and earn. They are currently in a stage of expansion and need a new venue to take care of the children, so all money raised through our 10% promise will go towards buying or renting a new building to provide the Nursery the space and rooms needed to take care of the local's children.
We will be sure to keep you all updated on the progress of the nursery and our business in Rio!