Around the World 04/26 - Morning Edition
[Reporter : ] There have been many different approaches in providing education for the underprivileged in the past.
One school in India is receiving some media attention for its mobile venue.
In India's holy city of Varanasi, a floating school is seeking to provide its services to those who couldn't afford the time nor the money for formal education.
Dr. Rajiv Srivastava founded a self-help group that set up a school on board a boat that floats on the River Ganges.
Most of the students are children from poor families who fish or ferry tourists for a living.
These children cannot afford to leave their environment to go for studies as regularly as they want, because they need to make a living.
A school that keeps them close to their working environment is just what they needed.
Though the number of students is presently few, the floating school is expected to provide education to a growing number of students over the coming months.
Latin America's first Pet Fashion Week was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
It was about time that the shows are held in the nation with the world's second largest pet dog population.
Forty companies took part in this two-day event, to display their products and businesses.
Everything from jewelry to fragrances was displayed with the aim of fostering design and innovation in pet products.
The grooming parlor competition was also one of the big events that captured the attention of visitors, but the highlight was of course the thirty-minute fashion show, where six Brazilian and three foreign designers took part.
Pet dogs that displayed their natural modeling skills shined in their leather jackets, dresses and bath robes.
Toluca, Mexico is set to make the Guinness Book of World Records with their chorizo sausage.
It took thirty chorizo sausage makers three days to create a massive sausage that weighs more than one ton and measures one kilometer.
It is long enough to beat the former record held by a group of Spanish sausage makers who managed to create a sausage that was 110 meter-long with ease.
Chorizo has been the pride of the city for decades, as they even named their soccer team "los choiceros" or the chorizo makers.
According to the residents of Toluca, it is high time that their city hold the world record title, since they make the best chorizo in the world.
After the record-breaking event was over, parts of the gigantic sausage was put on sale.
And the resident's love for chorizo was clearly demonstrated as many of them fell in line for a chance to bring home a piece of chorizo history.
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