Dia Internacional da Criança Africana!

16 Jun

Did you know June is the month of the child? That sounds weird in English, but anyhow, it is. Today we went to Santa Maria in the afternoon and set up activities with the schools and ICCA (a child rescue, social services center). Ana Rosa (this awesome Brazilian girl and works in the fiscal department at the Camara/City Hall) and I painted faces all day long, and after about 200 butterflies and stars and whatnot, I got a bit cranky. I have officially mastered the Spiderman face paint design, and I wish I had a tape recording of how all these little kids pronounce batman (sounds more like badman, with a heavy lisp). Still, I think the day was a success, there were lots of kids running around, theatre, karate and capoeira performances, dancing and poetry reading. Throw thousands of suckers and candy into the mix and the day was a big hit. 


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