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MSC Cruises and UNICEF Invite Guests to

08.17.2009 · Posted in Cruises Articles

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. – As a family-owned and family-oriented cruise line and the market leading cruise company in Brazil, MSC Cruises has chosen to demonstrate its commitment to the Brazilian community through an important alliance with UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.rnrnBrazil is not only the biggest and most populous country in Latin America, but it is also one of the 11 most inequitable countries in the world, with alarming levels of poverty in the major metropolitan centers.rnrnAccording to a 2009 report published by UNICEF, there are 680,000 children and adolescents who don’t attend school. Research by IPEA (National Institute of Applied Economic Research) reveals that almost 18 percent of adolescents between ages 15-17 do not attend school and 48 percent of children fail to complete a secondary education. In addition, children living in poverty are 21 times more likely than their peers to be illiterate.rnrnThrough the “MSC for UNICEF” initiative, MSC Cruises is supporting a UNICEF program to bring a brighter future to children in 126 vulnerable communities of Rio de Janeiro and S

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