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Aires is 18 years old and a presenter on the Mozambican Television children’s program called “Roda Viva” (Live Wheel). He has been participating in children’s television since 2000. “Roda Viva” has allowed him to travel across Mozambique learning about the experience and realities of Mozambican children. The most memorable event he’s covered was the launch of the campaign “Unite for Children. Unite Against AIDS”. More than 4,000 children participated in the launch. The Mozambican head of state, his wife, ministers and other government officials attended the event and he was able to meet them afterwards.

Aires liked that Venice Arts choose to work in Mozambique and with poor children for The House Is Small. He hopes that the project is able to travel to every country in Africa.

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Aires: You've accomplished so much to be so young! Your talents must bring much joy to the children's lives and that is a wonderful way to do good work. Every smile is a success! Thanks for sharing yours./ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:51AM

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Hello Venice???????????????

Maputo project participant

Posted 3:58AM on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 Pacific Time

for me the project is good, more becouse the venice choose a small country for make this project and you are work whith the poor children at Mozambique.

please take this project for all countrys at africa.

Aires' introduction

Maputo project participant

Posted 11:23PM on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 Pacific Time

My name is Aires, I am 18 years old and I?m the presenter of the children's programme "Roda Viva" (Live Wheel) on Mozambican Television (TVM). The programme is educational, and it is broadcast on Saturdays between 08:30 and 10:00. It relies on the participation of primary schools and of the public in general.

I began my career in 2000 on the children's programme "Está na hora de brincar" (It's time to play), which is aired on Sundays between 14:00 and 15:30, at the invitation of Mr. Didinho Caetano, presenter of the programme "Pirlim Pim Pim"

Two years later, in 2002, I moved to the programme "Mãozinha Talento" at the invitation of the presenter Matxoss, where I stayed for two years and underwent various experiences.

In 2004 I joined the programme "Roda Viva" where I still am today as presenter and coordinator of the children's club. This is the programme that has most affected me, because it has allowed me, among other things, to travel across almost the entire country, undergoing various experiences about children's reality. On one of these trips, for example, I met a 14 year old child who was heading a household, and taking care of three younger brothers, all of whom were orphans.

During my 7 years in this career, the most memorable event was the presentation I did in Independence Square in Maputo, where more than 4,000 children were present for the launch of the campaign "Unite for Children. Unite Against AIDS". The head of state and his wife, ministers and others from the country?s leadership were also present, and greeted me at the end of the event.

I am currently preparing a very amusing youth programme which I shall present.


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