09.17.2009 "Including Buzios" (Incluir
Buzios is a non-profit association which has as its main goal: to promote
social inclusion for the needy people of the city of Buzios.
city of Buzios in Rio de Janeiro was one of the destinations of pirate ships
coming from Europe bringing illegal slaves from Africa (slavery was abolished
in Brazil in 1888 by Princess Isabel de Bragança e Bourbon).
descendants of these people still live here and with a low level of education
and unemployment much needs to be done to help them to integrate into society.
Erica Lichnowsky is one of the persons involved in this project. As the
Coordinator for Culture for the Association (a voluntary work), she teaches
them how to paint and also the history of art. She can be found at the association
from monday to friday in the neighborhood of Rasa, where our family lives
have many projetcts for these needy people and are accepting partnerships
and donations. Please enter in contact with us for further informations
and help the Lichnowsky family to promote social welfare in Brazil too.
photos below are from the inauguration of "Incluir Buzios" , there
were hundreds of people from the community present at the event as well
as Buzios Deputy (Vereador) Leandro. The paintings are from Erica's first
class of painting and were done by the local children from Rasa.
Alexandre (President of the association) and the coordinators _______________________Rasa's
children in line for popcorn___