Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Aldeia das Amoreiras

I visited the Social Center, helped with some cleaning and meet some of the volunteers who worked there.

Still found time to visit the village and get a shower in the public shower, as lots of houses in these small villages don't have shower at home :)... A nice day to discover a bit of the known village people's hospitality, it's a village with less than 150 inhabitants :)
Fresco paiting as a popular cartoon
I tried to understand the roll of this project in this community. They maintain an open space with library and free internet, give lessons of portuguese to foreigners (children and adults), some exhibitions and work in the village, they made a really nice mural in Fresco as a big cartoon in the public water tanks, they also give environmental education to the people in the neighborhood and organize events as movies, concerts, debates... I found it a very organized and strongly local volunteer project.

Think globally, Act locally!

At night, I made the dinner for Ricardo and Fred, a volunteer from France.

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