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Facebook launches training scheme for businesses in Brazil's favelas

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