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Facebook launches training scheme for businesses in Brazil's favelas

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Mr Hruby speaking at the launch of the "Facebook in the Community" project in Sao Paulo. Classes will be offered in the Heliopolis slum district.

Sao Paulo

FACEBOOK launched a new initiative on Tuesday to offer entrepreneurial and technology skills to small businesses in Sao Paulo's biggest slum, a trial programme eyeing Brazil's huge and increasingly lucrative favelas.

Under the programme, computer use and classes will be