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The Axé Project
One of the most successful child welfare and education programmes for street children, the Axé Project, constantly visited by international authorities and persons carrying out studies, is considered to be a model solution for the social problem caused by children and adolescents abandoned in the streets. Axé is a non-governmental organization largely maintained by private initiative resources. Formed in 1990, it had already assisted more than two thousand children up to July 1993. Focussing on children and adolescents at risk personally and socially, the project is officially recognized by the UN, through the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Unicef. At the beginning of its activities, it trained educators and created units for culture, literacy, preparation for work, health education, vocational training and employment guidance.

Candomble - A Religious Syncretism In Brazil

In Bahia, the former capital of Brazil, the descendants of the inhabitants of South-West Nigeria have continued to worship their ancestral gods or Orixa to this very day, in spite of...

Capoeira - Dance or Fight?

Capoeira is a dance of rare physical beauty. It is also violent and very fast, a delicate and astute fight - the highest choreographic expression of a suffering race.

Cuisine - Food For The Body And For The Spirit

Hardly, if ever, you can find a kind of people who enjoys cooking and eating as much as people from Bahia. Eating, in Bahia, is not merely a matter...

Parties in Bahia

It is affectionately said that "when Bahians are not actually participating in a festival they are rehearsing for one." And in a way it's true. The people of Bahia, a fusion of...

AFRICAN HERITAGE IN BAHIA

The state of Bahia and its capital, Salvador, are very important centers of study of the immense African Diaspora to the New World. For over 350 years the negreiros (slave ships) brought their human...

The Axé Project

One of the most successful child welfare and education programmes for street children, the Axé Project, constantly visited by international authorities and persons carrying out studies,...

HANDICRAFT: BAHIAN FOLK ART

Handicraft is one of the most typical inheritances of Bahia and much sought either for home or personal use. Blouses embroidered for decoration and trimmed with lace, shoes, untanned leather...

Itapuã Golf Club

Salvador is the capital of different ethnic groups. There is the Itapuã Golf Club, located at the poetical beach of Itapoã, mentioned in the song by Vinicius de Moraes.

This interestingly built...