Amazing Youth Group goes to Macalaco School
Imagine 130 school children in a remote village in the mountains of East Timor having a music and dance based youth rights group from Dili arrive to perform for them. We were able to make that happen this week by co-operating with MAC an incredible organisation of young people from Dili. 15 of the MAC group travelled to remote Macalaco – doing the last stage with all their instruments (including drum kit, synthesiser and guitars) in a builder’s open backed truck. They performed songs for the children which dealt with things like children’s rights, nutrition and hygeine and interspersed the songs with short teaching sessions and a puppet show. There was also dancing and some capoeira (Brazilian based martial art combing dance and music) – everyone had a fabulous time.
The children (and adults) were transfixed. We hope to be able to take MAC to Macalaco again very soon.