Angola Fundraiser in Guimaraes
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June 6th, 2009 – by: jenn79
I learn a lot at these volunteering days, I get a lot from them too - some manual labor, looking over the beautiful rolling hills of Braga, and satiating my need to meet new, cool people.
After a hard day's construction we went home for a rest and back out to Guimaraes to join Sandro at a church fundraiser to send some people to Angola. It's interesting/obvious where Portugal's interest lie - former colonies where ties are still very strong. Everyone from architectural firms to church groups still send all their employees for an "internship" or mission to Angola or Mozambique, it's really interesting.
Though the fundraiser was less than spectacular, it was nice to see all the gorgeous artwork that they had obviously brought back from Angola. The wood sculptures in particular are amazing, and I almost stole a rainmaker I wanted it so bad!! It was covered in painted leather and had a shoulder strap. I thought it was an arrow-holder at first! haha!! =)
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