She's small, but her smile lights up a room. Rosedaline Revolis, 8, grins as she plays the pandeiro (frame drum) for capoeira, a martial-arts inspired Brazilian dance that is now helping Haitian children cope with change since the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Capoeira is part of a comprehensive psychosocial program offered by Viva Rio, a partner of Norwegian (Lutheran) Church Aid, which works with the ELCA through ACT Alliance to provide assistance in the aftermath of the earthquake.
|Rosedaline Revolis plays the pandeiro, a frame drum, thanks to music lessons ELCA partners provide in a tent encampment in Haiti's troubled Bel Air neighborhood.|
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