Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Um Teatro

The women in this clip are acting out a play that teaches the villagers about why it is important for them to learn how to make a toilet next to their little houses that goes deep enough into the ground. The toilets are called "latrinas". The people here know that if they don't build a toilet deep into the ground it poses health hazards for the people such as cholera. The villagers don't know this so Care for Life teaches them. As Machesas are the huts like the one in this clip. The villagers build them but they are part of the Care for Life program and this is where the village meetings are held. The video is a little shaky because I was a little reluctant to record this. Many of them have never seen a camera before so I did not want to disrupt their meeting by taking pictures and taking video.


Anonymous said...

It seems like the presentation went well. The audience seemed like they were enjoying it! Thanks for taping things, it makes it so much more real. Plus, it's fun listening to the Portuguese.


cutie pie said...

I like Paula's comments on all the posts. Anyway...looks like there was good attendance at the mtg and people were laughing at the end. Um bom teatro.