How a Favela Kid Became Brazil's Top Badminton Player

Kirk S. Bowman

Posted August 13, 2016

External Article: The Christian Science Monitor

Kirk Bowman, associate chair and Jon Wilcox Term Professor of Soccer, Global Politics, and Society from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts was quoted in “How a Favela Kid Became Brazil's Top Badminton Player” for The Christian Science Monitor.


“You go into the favelas and it’s chaos,” says Kirk Bowman, a political scientist at Georgia Tech and co-founder of Rise Up & Care, an American NGO that gives funding to established projects like Miratus in poor communities around the world. “But you walk into [Miratus] and it is order and purpose and happ[iness]. It’s a totally different world, and it’s no wonder that these kids, their grades improve, relationships in the family improve. They have role models and are achieving goals at a really young age.”


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