Haiti: ACT can dance!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

  • ACT can dance 1A girl participates in a dance programme supported by ACT members in Port au Prince, Haiti, almost one year after the devastating earthquake.
  • ACT can dance 2The dance program, based in the Bel Air neighborhood of Port au Prince, Haiti, is sponsored by Viva Rio, a Brazilian organisation, with support from ACT Alliance members.
  • ACT can dance 3The workshops in capoeira are some of the many community programmes supported by ACT members in Port au Prince.
  • ACT can dance 4Capoeira training is part of a comprehensive psychosocial program run by Viva Rio, a partner organisation of ACT Alliance member Norwegian Church Aid.
  • ACT can dance 5A martial-arts inspired dance native to Brazil, capoeira is now helping Haitian children cope with the changes in their lives since the January 12 earthquake.
  • ACT can dance 6Children watch a boy go airborne as they practise capoeira in the Bel Air neighborhood of Port au Prince, Haiti, in a workshop supported by members of the ACT Alliance.
  • ACT can dance 7Viva Rio ran the capoeira classes prior to the earthquake, as part of its urban development programme in the beleaguered Bel Air neighbourhood. After the earthquake, it became a way of providing much-needed safe and constructive activities for children.
  • ACT can dance 8A boy jumps high as he practises capoeira in the ACT-supported project.  Viva Rio believes arts activities engage the children immediately and give them a rare but much-needed break from the trauma, shock and loss they have experienced.
  • ACT can dance 9The Rev. Henrik Stubkjaer, secretary general of Dan Church Aid (DCA), joins Haitian youth in a capoeira workshop in the Bel Air neighborhood of Port au Prince, Haiti. The dance programme receives support from DCA and other members of the ACT Alliance.
  • ACT can dance 10The Rev. Atle Sommerfeldt, secretary general of Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), shakes a leg during a dance program in the Bel Air neighborhood of Port au Prince, Haiti. The dance program is sponsored by Viva Rio with support from NCA and other ACT Alliance members.

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