“youth Festival” celebrates identity and talents of young people bordering on the Amazon

13 the December the 2018 - Event that ended FAS activities 2018 focused on Education, Health and Cidadaniacontou with football tournament, offices, rodas de conversa, theater and riverside launch book

II Youth Festival 2018. Youth for education, culture and riverside citizenship, held in Tumbira community, Manaus AM. Photo Bruno Kelly / FAS.

The Amazon youth was celebrating this weekend in Tumbira community, in Iranduba, a 27 kilometers from Manaus, during youth Festival, event that closed the activities of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) in 2018 focused on Education, Health and Citizenship in the State. It happened on Saturday (8): Football tournament, offices, rodas de conversa, theater presentations and riverside book launch was on schedule.

When all, near 180 Community participated in the festival, among children and adolescents and also bordering parents and guardians, coming from two conservation units communities: Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Rio Negro and the Environmental Protection Area (APA) Rio Negro. "We organized the schedule for all projects that have happened this year were represented there. They presented the product of the workshops and met students and parents ", Anderson explained Mattos, Manager Education Program, Health and Citizenship (PES) FAS.

One of the programming highlights were the performances of two plays produced and spearheaded by riparian young, inspired by the work of Vera Val writer: "Judgment and boiúna" and "The Battle of Cachoeira do Cipo", by Incenturita project, dedicated to encouraging reading and writing. "Each of the youth groups presented a piece, a tale of the book of Vera. It was amazing because the whole community attended. The pieces were very fun and we are thrilled enough with them. It was a technical quality of work ", said Anderson.

Among the workshops we had a training on the use of medicinal plants Keila Serruya, a workshop of photography and video for mobile with Marcelo Nobre, which should result in an audiovisual work signed by young people, and a mural painting workshop and graffiti with artist Deborah Ere, where students were able to create together a mermaid painting.

The care and primary care dedicated to local children in Amazonas attended a round of conversation with Francisco Lima on the Early Childhood program riverfront (PIR), facing education and health actions with small ages 0 a 6 anos de idade, and space "Small Curupiras", dedicated to education and for children, led by Maiara Gonçalves, biologist and Environmental Educator (FAS).

'Every Little care is'

There was also mobilization campaign "Every care is little", an action developed by FAS and Liberta Institute to combat sexual violence against children and adolescents. Young people distributed informational materials and pasted posters in shops and the inn Tumbira community. "There was a round of conversation on the subject, with participation of parents and adolescents. Then place the disclosure ", Anderson explained.

Atlas' Speech, Beiradão '

Another great moment of Youth Festival was the launch of the book "Speak Beiradão", a book with words and expressions used in communities 5 Protected Areas of the Amazon. The action is also part of the project Incenturita.

"They made a list of these words, which are very words spoken in these communities. Made the definitions and illustrations. And this stuff was all arranged and produced this book. And we did the launch ", said Emerson Bridges, who organized the book and is art-educator and coordinator of Project Incenturita (FAS).

Education and Health Program

The Youth Festival was sponsored Alair Martins Institute (IAMAR), leading developer of shares Incenturita Project (PES), apart from the Bradesco Bank support, Amazon Fund, Marriott hotels, Samsung, Coca-Cola Brasil, American Institute and Liberta stores. All participants of the PES projects - Incenturita, Exchange of Knowledge, small Curupiras, Early Childhood riverfront, Dicara design and Reporters Forest - were present.

"We closed the work of this year very happy with the results, realizing youth development, seeing as they have much to show. The importance of all these projects we do is so that the youth can be noticed, can identify the space where it is, the potential that this area offers, she can seek alternatives, and not having as the only alternative to having access to knowledge out of the place where he was born. Even there they can have access to culture, art, information, education", Anderson finished.

Photos: Bruno Kelly

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