Let your gift become this year´s Christmas gift to Fabiana and the 250 children that will get enjoyment from the painting workshop. Every dollar and cent counts!
Fabiana lives in the slums (favela) in Sitio Joaninha in the periphery of São Paulo. The area is characterized by poverty and danger due to a high degree of violence and drugs. The children growing up in areas of risk such as Diadema suffer as a consequence of these negative influences.
A new world opened to Fabiana when Kolibri opened a center nearby. She started taking part in the activities at the painting workshop. Oil painting on paper and canvases opened a universe of creative joy. Now it is Fabiana´s paintings that give us joy and energy. She colors our daily life and our Christmas.
Art classes trigger a creative power that is hidden in the children. They gain self-confidence and start believing in themselves. Life gets a new dimension; it takes them out the apathy caused by poverty and hopelessness. They experience their own self-worth. The mere fact that Kolibri is present in their neighborhood also contributes to push away criminal influences.
The Kolibri centers had to close down this year the painting workshop to save money. Times are difficult at the moment in Brazil. We therefore hope you can contribute to give back to the children in the slums (favelas) their painting workshop. That will be this year´s Christmas gift to them.
The Kolibri children in Brazil wish you a Merry Christmas!
The Children at Risk Foundation focuses on the social issues concerning street children. Kolibri in Brazil undertakes supportive actions to prevent that children living in areas of risk from ending up in the streets.