Education, Culture and Communication
PSA has its origins in healthcare provided onsite to riverside communities in Western Pará, with an educational approach. One of the oldest projects is the Mocorongo Circus (and represents the happiness of PSA’s full name, the Health and Happiness Project). The Mocorongo Circus promotes health, environmental and community citizenship education, among other topics.
Mocorongo Circus Pillars
The clowns of Mocorongo Circus are teachers, doctors, agronomists, journalists and other professionals who form PSA teams. Using traditional Amazonian legends and stories, circus activities include theatrical performances, group dynamics, and cooperative games that address topics such as health, education, sustainable land management, entrepreneurship and community management, among others.
In addition, whenever possible, the project holds workshops to train community agents so that they may promote educational performances themselves, creating their own community circuses and educator teams.
The Mocorongo circus features the residents themselves, who collectively create teaching materials, sketches, songs, poems, and plays through activities proposed by the PSA team. The result is a final performance that shows all that has been learned, and which shares this information with the entire community through a unique and meaningful language.
In addition, whenever possible, the project carried out workshops to train agents from the communities themselves, so that they can carry out educational performances themselves, creating their own community circuses and teams of popular educators.
The culture of the forest people informs the recreational and educational activities of Mocorongo Circus, aligned with the reality of the communities and creating meaningful lessons and learning.
The circus is also a showplace for local talent and performances. Mocorongo Circus maintains information on local artists and talent and helps to promote their work through the recording of CDs, and production of music videos and documentaries.
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