Sonntag, 25. April 2010

AIESEC Teamdays

The Teamdays of AIESEC Ribeirão Preto were absolutely awesome!!! All Team members went to a holliday house to spend two days talking about the future of the Local Commitee in Ribeirão and doing several activities to understand better the purposes of AIESEC for 2010. Tosk (Daniel), the president of AIESEC RP, is very competent and puts a main focus on activating sustainable thinking and leadership. He says that, if future leaders think sustainable, they can change the world. I think that this is the main goal of AIESEC.

Of course, at night, there was a party. The subject was "signal lights". So who had a boy-/girlfriend or didn't want to meet a girl/boy put a red shirt, who wasn't shure if he/she wants to meet somebody put yellow and who was absolutely free put a green shirt. Of which colour do you think my shirt was? (check out the pics) ;-D
The party had drinking games (obligatory!!!), roll calls (AIESEC dances - awesome!), guitar playing and singing, football, pool swimming and so on...

The second day people who arent part of the executive board (vice presidents), did a funny championship. We had to run, swim, jump, do acrobatics an many more things...

I loved to meet all the new people of AIESEC Ribeirão!!! They are very receptive and help me in whatever I need. Since this event I went to many bars with them and had many interesting discussions. Thanks @RP!!!

Photos CdM - Outdoors

Montag, 5. April 2010

Casa das Mangueiras - Day 3

Experience 1

CdM arranged a place to work for the 29-year-old woman from the first day. We brought her to the interview. Problems: She has no bank account and no domicile on her name. Luckily this problems can be solved
There was a situation during the interview that showed me, how the most simple things for us can be difficult for others: The interviewer gave a form to the woman and the social assistant of CdM had to fill it out. The woman couldn't even distinguish the certificate of birth of her son from the one of her daughter...

Experience 2

Working in the recycling division of CdM with boys from 15 and Women and Men from the favelas: compression of cardboard, cord up huge bags with recycling material (2 people needed) and - the most interesting of all - recycling waste separation by hand -> decomposed salad, bread, spilled sauce and really flavoursome milk bottles ;-)
I liked the work, because I could talk with people from the poor communities.

Casa das Mangueiras - Day 2

Experience 1

Woman: is about 29 years old, with druged/HIV+ mother (now dead) and father that run away. She was the first girl in the Casa das Mangueiras (GdM), prostituted girls, was a drug dealer and consumer, has done armed hold-ups, spent 10 years in prision, can't read, can't write, has two children (~12years old) that live with two different aunts, has no job.
We brought her to school and the social assistant of the CdM talked with her teacher to motivate the woman.

Experience 2

Visiting a 13 years old new boy of CdM at home: living space ~12qm, he lives with 3 sisters (between 5 and 13 years old) and his grandmother, parents are in prision.
The 4 children told us about a boy of the neighbourhood who was killed the other day by 3 shots in the body and 4 in the head. They talked about it like it was the most common thing in the world. The sad thing is: for them it is day-to-day reality.