Take a bow, Julio Otoni!

The word ‘Cinderella’ was on the lips of everyone in the Julio Otoni community last week, as the children and volunteers prepared for the first theatrical performance to ever take place at the centre. The show was a huge success, attended by the children’s parents and people from the local community. Many guests returned the following night to watch the second performance of Cinderella at Casa 579, where they were also treated to a surprise presentation of capoeira on the terrace.

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The volunteers that launched the Cinderella Project also organised a jumble sale and offered haircuts to the children and guests after the performances in order to raise money for the community centre. Though the project has now come to an end, the children were still reciting lines and songs from Cinderella during this week’s classes and have each been presented with a certificate to celebrate their achievements. More photos and videos of the performances are coming soon, so watch this space…

If you are interested in making a donation to the Julio Otoni Project, check out our site on Global Giving.

If you are interested in volunteering at Julio Otoni, click here for more information.

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