The success of Aspen Pharma’s 2012 Mandela Day activities in Brazil’s Citade de Deus encouraged the team of 128 employees to return and once again add value to the lives of 300 children.

Cidade de Deus is located in the western area of Rio de Janeiro and is home to a community of impoverished residents who have little or no infrastructure. This year Aspen Labs reached out to the children of Citade de Deus and celebrated Mandela Day by providing them with a library, a computer room, drinking fountains, painting the facility and improving the bathrooms.

Time was also made for fun and games including a special lunch and small gifts for the children.