Last Friday (10), Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr. received a special visit from the Olympic record holder Thiago Braz. The athlete, who won the pole vault gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, was received with great affection and excitement by the children assisted by the social project.
During the visit, Thiago talked to the young people about his career in sport, participated in language classes and even had fun with the children in futsal and volleyball sports activities.
It was Thiago’s third visit to the Instituto and, for the Olympic athlete, the project, which is an example of social transformation, gets better every year. “For me, it is always an honor to come here and visit the Institute. Seeing the children again, seeing the evolution of these children. I leave here once again with a smile on my face. Every time I come here it’s better. The ruler is always going up and the children are growing more and more”, he comments.
Thiago Braz’s visit to Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr. it was exciting both for the young people who participate in the project and dream of an opportunity in the sporting world. Moments like this encourage even more sports and education as forms of social transformation.