The first Saturday in April myself, the three other EVS volunteers, our chief Lidia and two local Teatro Metaphora volunteers hopped out of our beds early in the morning and gathered in front of the Municipal building of Câmara de Lobos 🇸🇮 🇪🇸 🇬🇪 🇬🇪 🇵🇹 🇵🇹 🇵🇹
We gathered to participate in a organised charity walk to bring attention to mistreatment of children as April is child abuse prevention month, promoting child and family well-being.
Our journey began when all the participants made their way onto the bus which took us to Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, a parish in Câm. de Lobos municipality. We began our walk on one of the many local roads that veered through housing and grape vine plots and in typical Madeiran fashion we were following a levada.
After an hour of walking we made our first stop at a beautiful church Igreja da Encarnação. Here we replenished our water bottles and after a short rest we continued our way down the steep streets through narrow walkways and countless plots of banananeros, bamboo, sugar cane and vegetables, continuing to follow the levada.
An hour and a half later we arrived back at our starting point – in front of the Municipal building where the Madeiran club of bettles awaited us with blue ribbons on their hoods. Their owners were kind enough to take the group of participants on a ride around town to be seen and spread the awareness.
Volunteer at Teatro Metaphora – Associação de Amigos das Artes
European Voluntary Service – Erasmus+
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