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Students Helping Street Kids International

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Save at-risk street children in Brazil from violence and poverty by providing scholarships for them to attend school.

Real Life



Priscilla lives her parents and little sister in a make-shift shack with bare walls, minimum furniture and no interior doors in a drug-infested slum. Everyone sleeps in one room. They are squatters; they endure daily struggles to survive poverty.

In spite of this poverty, Priscilla is a twelve year old child prodigy on the piano. She won piano competitions, and has appeared twice on Brazilian national television. Her dream is to be an international concert pianist. Students Helping Street Kids International helps Priscilla prepare for her dream by providing her with an educational scholarship to attend a school that develops her talent as a pianist and prepares her for academic success. Her scholarship will continue until she graduates from high school.

After graduating from high school, Priscilla plans to be an exchange student at Ballard High School in Seattle, and study classical music at an American university.

How many bright impoverished children never get a chance?