The #PartiuFérias! event stimulated the construction of knowledge and experiences connected to cultural and artistic values
Children from the communities of Bento Rodrigues and Paracatu de Baixo, in Mariana, and the municipality of Barra Longa participated in the #PartiuFérias! project during school holidays. In the first two weeks of July, educational and free activities on cooking, ecology and crafts were carried out with the participation of 75 children. Promoted in partnership with UNESCO and with the support of the Integrated Center for Sustainable Development Studies and Programs (CIEDS), the event aimed to value playing, creativity, the construction of new knowledge and creative integration.
At Casa dos Saberes, in Mariana, 25 children, between 8 and 12 years old, participated in activities with the theme Musical Territory. Workshops were also held on photographic and audiovisual editing on smartphones and techno embroidery, a technique that mixes applications and music.
In addition to participating in games and musical games, children aged 5 to 7 years, from both municipalities, participated in the workshop “Saberes e Sabores: entre o Quintal e a Cozinha.” They learned about the cultivation of vegetables and medicinal plants, such as teas and spices, organic painting in clay pots and the local cuisine.
The Education, Culture and Tourism analyst at the Renova Foundation, Maria Fernanda Massimo, explains that the objective is to strengthen the identity and the feeling of belonging in the territory, integrating the experiences of the holiday course and experiences connected to cultural and artistic values. “In the case of Mariana, for example, we want to rescue the memory of the communities of Bento Rodrigues and Paracatu de Baixo, strengthening the bonds between the children and thinking about the moment of transition from the Mariana headquarters to their communities in the resettlements”.
Care and prevention
In addition to the limited number of places, all the necessary care to preserve the health and safety of the participants was followed, with the availability of hygiene and protection kits, including disposable masks, alcohol hand sanitizer and wet wipes.