Living in Brazil I am enjoying the culture, commenting on the differences, celebrating local expressions and inviting others to enjoy all Brazil has to offer.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Favela Puzzle sales support art program in Rocinha
Back in May our friend Zezinho hosted a visiting PhD researcher from the States.While Ryan stayed with Zezinho and went about his research he and Zezinho brainstormed through a number of ideas for how to raise money to support Tio Lino’s art program for the children of Rocinha.
Eventually they settled on a fantastically creative idea: Puzzles!
Everybody loves putting together a puzzle (well, maybe not everybody, but lots).And the visual landscape of favela houses makes for the tough, repetitive image that makes a great puzzle.At 336 pieces each they are challenging enough for adults, but still achievable for kids.
There is one little snag, however.The puzzles seem to only be available in the United States.If you live here in Brazil, buy one and have it shipped to your mother back home.She can then ship it to you.
Zezinho has a way of making friends for life when they meet him and walk around his community.His pride in Rocinha is contagious and brings out the best in others.
Congratulations Ryan.Another great partnership Zezinho.Good luck!
Check out the Favela Puzzles here. Go buy a puzzle.
We arrived in Brazil in January, 2008 to start up a new chapter in our life together. Luiz has returned to his hometown and I've jumped into the deep end of the pool ready for anything. Let the fun begin!