São Paulo – In its 5th and final edition, Islam of Solidarity (Islam Solidário) will feature attractions for kids and grownups alike. Hosted by the event Federation of Muslim Associations in Brazil (Fambras) will be held at Clube Escola Vila Guarani, in São Paulo’s Vila Guarani neighborhood on Sunday (9). There will be face paintings, balloon sculptures, inflatable toys and free popcorn and cotton candy. Islam Solidário will make available medical exams for hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, hepatitis C and eye exams.
The event is open to the public and free of charge, during the 6th São Paulo City Hall Human Rights Festival WEEK. Healthcare professionals will also provide advice on nutrition, dental care and breast self-exams. A limited number of eyeglasses will be made on the spot and given out for free, and massages will be also available.
Islam Solidário has been taking place since 2010. For this special year-end edition, Fambras said there will be visits by delegates from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, an Arab organization named after the Dubai emir and UAE prime minister, which has been supporting the program since 2016.
Cultural attractions will include the graffiti group Zuma Luma, who will do work on the Club’s walls. Capoeira group Forças Unidas and the indigenous tribe Penumbé Porã from Parelheiros will also perform.
Islam Solidário will see food kits, jackets and toys distributed to families who got vouchers beforehand. About 2,000 copies of Khalil comic books, produced by Fambras and launched during the São Paulo Book Biennial, will also be handed out.
December 9, 10am to 3pm
Clube Escola Vila Guarani – Rua Lussanvira, 178 – Vila Guarani
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Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum