Monday, September 27, 2010

Traditional Games of Mozambique

This last weekend, Beira, the second major city in Mozambique, hosted the First National Meeting of Traditional Games, a governmental initiative with the participation of 11 delegations from the 11 provinces of Mozambique. Around 275 athletes and officials atending this event.

At the opening cerimony, more than 800 local children played a huge coreography, with a colorful design.
MDI (International Sports Ministries) was involved as a partner on the Organizing Committe, helping with documents, planning, games research, collection and other processes.

The goal is to recover the traditional Games heritage and transform it as an educational tool throug experiential learning for community transformation.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Peace in Maputo

The peace is a reality in Maputo, this morning, with everbody reporting to work and everything returning to normal.

Tomorrow is a national holiday and we hope today the city will be completely supplied with food and gas.
We are all safe, thank God!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Social unrest in Maputo - 2nd day

After a peaceful night, with some gun shooting far from our place, the city wake up this morning for its 2nd day of riots and social unrest. Everything is closed, and people are starting looking for food.

The TV News show more confronts in different areas of the city, with the army shooting to dispers people.

This morning we found 2 bakeries open and hundreds of people trying to buy bread.

I was able to get into a closed stored to buy some milk, eggs and bread, just in case this will be extended for more days.

To those who have contacted us, showing their love, thank you so much for your prayers and support.
We are safe, thank God.

The Guardian
CBC News

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Social unrest in Maputo

This morning we wake up in the middle of a strike and social unrest due to the increase of prices in the country.

Some roads to the city are blocked, they are burning tires, and schools are closed.

The army is trying to control the situation.

We have been advised to stay at home.