January 22 to 24, Monday to Wednesday

Jan 22, Monday

Arrival of new immigrants

Eight new Indigenous people arrived at the shelter and all measures were taken for them to be welcomed and informed about the rules of life together. With this goal, the coordinator of the Roraima Labor and Social Welfare Secretary (Setrabes) of the Center of Reference for the Immigrant (CRI) held a meeting with the Aidamos (family Indigenous leaders), to deal with the list of names and timetables of shifts at the entrance.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) made a study of how many children ages 3 to 17 have attended school or have had any contact with formal education at an Indigenous school or not.

Accompaniment of an Warao Indigenous immigrant for medical attendance.

A teacher of the course of Didactics of the Roraima Federal University (UFRR), sent an invitation to the group of Warao women of the shelter to participate in the artisanship exhibit in the 4th Talk of the Course of Didactics of the UFRR, on January 23, 24 and 25, in the Colégio de Aplicação school of the referred institution.

Artisanship exhibit

Jan 23, Tuesday

Participation of the Warao women in the 4th Talk of the Course of Didactics of the UFRR, with artisanship exhibit.

Jan 24, Wednesday

Visit of the Human Rights Commission. On the occasion, Indigenous women of different ethnic groups of Venezuela gathered and presented themselves wearing “batolas” (dresses) made by them, thus creating a group identity as a group of artisans. “This approximation of the artisans of different ethnic groups to make a group work is a challenge, but little by little they are perceiving their strength as a group”, said sister Maria Auxiliadora, of the Sector of Artisanship.

Arrival of a collaborator of the Network-of-Light of the Federal District of Brazil for a stay of 15 days.