There is a desperate situation in the schools in Patos in Brazil: After years of mandatory English lessons the children are not even capable of introducing themselves in English. The problem begins with the teachers who themselves have not had enough tuition. That needs to change, thought Miro, a volunteer at our Project Centre. To make lessons come alive he began to do some simple teaching in English and soon realised that the children were often lacking in basic general knowledge. In this way he was able, with the help of a handmade map of the world, to teach them – often high school students – what a continent is, that there are several of them and, at the same time, what they are called in English. In our efforts to make a future for these children we often think – how can they survive in an ever more global employment market, or even study, without speaking a word of English? With qualified volunteers we can not only teach them but enable them to practise their English with others.We thank Miro for his commitment and his creativity.