Friday, May 28, 2010

The beginning of our first Brazilian contact

With the donations and sales of the Barce Foundation artworks we were able to make our first donation to a Brazilian organization for blind children and adults called Avistar. This wonderful organization is founded by different groups of volunteers and doctors. They help blind people socially, psychologicly and teach them how to cope with there disability on a daily bases.

The biggest problem blind people are facing in Brazil is discrimination. Many of them are bound to stay at home from an early age and get no exercise or social expectation. They become obese, diabetic and develop cardiovascular problems and die at a young age.

Avistar needs more publicity because they only have 36 clients; many blind people are ashamed to seek their help. We are planning an exhibition in July this year to raise money and above all to start an awareness campaign and hope to create more social acceptance!

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