The program ‘Child for the Good’ provides social, educational and medical services on a regular basis and free of charge, to children from 4 to 16 years of age, in low-income communities living near the New Acropolis Brasilia Center. The project goal is clear; to provide a better future for these children and to contribute to their human development through the theoretical and practical training in music, ballet, martial arts as well as educational support in various subjects.
The program currently serves more than one hundred girls in the ballet workshops (baby class, initial, basic and intermediate), and nearly one hundred girls and boys in the workshops of choral singing, musical education, flute, violin, viola, cello and guitar.
Last December the 2016 course wrap-up celebration was held at the Poupex Theater, which for the second consecutive year made its stage available to New Acropolis.
All the children presented to their parents and the director of the program, Luis Carlos Marques Fonseca, the result of a year of hard work, perseverance and overcoming limitations.
Day dedicated to community services on the part of New Acropolis volunteers, who helped over one hundred people who came to the stand installed on Republic Square.
A main objective was to provide health-related education and guidance, such as learning to regulate blood pressure and to know blood sugar levels, among other things.
A blood donation campaign was carried out on the same day.
The Director of New Acropolis Luis Carlos Marques Fonseca received the title of ‘Honorary Citizen of the Federal District’, in the city of Brasilia. The title, awarded by the Legislative Chamber of the Federal District, is a recognition for his 30 + years dedicated to the promotion of philosophy, culture and of volunteering in Brasilia and in Brazil. Professor Luis Carlos belongs to the generation of pioneers in the promotion of philosophy in the classical manner in Brazil and has contributed to thousands of people having benefited from philosophical teachings.
New Acropolis Natal presented the lecture ‘The Beauty of Mathematics in Nature and in Art”.
The talk addressed the mysteries of geometry, and of the universal laws that are expressed in nature, as for example, in architecture, in art and in the works of great men who knew how to understand such laws, like Leonardo Da Vinci.
New Acropolis Fortaleza brought together close to a hundred people in the “Librería Cultura” to talk about education. Based on the popular poem by Khalil Gibran, the talk titled “Education according to Khalil Gibran” was given by Professor Aline Loureiro.
The Planetarium of Brasilia hosted the students of the New Acropolis philosophy course in Aguas Claras. They participated in a guided visit of the Museum of the Planetarium – displaying high-resolution pictures of stunning cosmic structures like galaxies and nebulae, and also replicas of rocket launchers and satellites developed with national technology. There was also a screening of the film “The Origin of Life”.
Since the beginning of time, philosophers have been interested in the mysteries of man and the universe. New Acropolis joins these classical philosophers, uniting scientific knowledge with practical experience, aimed at the solution of the problems of modern man.
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