Skiing In Brazilian Favela: How One Man Decided To Change Lives And How Whole World Is Now Helping

Skiing In Brazilian Favela: How One Man Decided To Change Lives And How Whole World Is Now Helping

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Well, it's Christmas, finally. Time for what psycologists call "optimism bias" – the state of mind when we all want to hear something positive, something that makes us to believe in good Santa – and humanity as a whole. Here's a ski related story that has the right vibe. ...When Leandro Ribela, a former Olympian cross-country skier from Brazil, who took part in Vancouver and Sochi Olympic Winter Games, had decided that skiing could be something favela kids in his native São Paulo could practice, there were only four boys that had agreed to give it a try. That was in 2012 Just five years later the Ski Na Rua project that Leandro launched, lists 92 of what is known as "underprivilege kids" from São Remo favela doing rollersking AND…
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