The Ageless and Universal Language

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What a simple and wonderful idea!

Young students in Brazil would like to learn English, and elderly Americans in retirement homes are looking for conversation and companionship.  Organizations in the two countries have found a way to bring them together.

FCB Brasil and the CNA language school network are launching a project that connects Brazilian students with American elders using video chat technology that allows them to talk face-to-face.  The project builds more than language skills.  As inter-generational relationships develop, both sides are enriched by friendship, understanding and cultural exchange.

Watch the video to witness this remarkable and touching story.  I hope that the pilot project expands to benefit many others on a global scale.

 

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tableofcolors
    May 10, 2014 @ 00:26:32

    Ooh, how touching…and what a wonderful idea! It made me miss my grandparents <3

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    • puravida
      May 10, 2014 @ 08:41:02

      I know what you mean! Our family is scattered all over and it’s sad sometimes when there’s too much distance and not enough interaction.

      Reply

  2. obzervashunal
    May 10, 2014 @ 13:57:54

    Wow. This is brilliant! Hopefully it sparks something similar in other parts of the world.

    Reply

  3. lifesabanquet1
    May 28, 2014 @ 13:49:00

    Hi there! I’m Heather and I was hoping you could answer a quick question about your blog! Please email me whenever you get a free moment at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)

    Reply

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