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A day in the life of Alexis

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  1. A day in the life ofAlexis A day in the life of Alexis

  2. Alexis climbs the ladder to his house to drop off the wood he has collected.

  3. If his family have enough food that day, he will eat a little before going to school, which starts at 7:30am.

  4. Alexis’ classroom

  5. Alexis’ teacher is called Genaro Antonio

  6. Alexis is taught maths, Spanish, natural sciences and social sciences. He also does physical education and art and learns about the culture of his tribe – the Emberá.

  7. After his early start Alexis may have a rest.

  8. He also has to help his big sister, by looking after his nephew. .

  9. Emberá tattoos

  10. The tattoo dye is made from the jagua fruit.

  11. Some of the Emberá women covered in the symbolic body art.

  12. They apply the dye with a used corn cob.

  13. Criseria weaves a basket

  14. Criseria starts off with some long reeds.

  15. She weaves them together to start creating a basket.

  16. The basket is almost finished.

  17. Criseria makes the finishing touches to her basket. Larger baskets are made and used for storing things.

  18. SCIAF 19 Park Circus Glasgow G3 6BE Scotland, UK Tel: 0141 354 5555 Email: youth@sciaf.org.uk Web: www.sciafyouth.org.uk The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. We support people in some of the poorest countries in the world, to work their way out of poverty. We also respond to emergencies and campaign for a more just world. Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund. 19 Park Circus, Glasgow, G3 6BE. Charity No. SC012302 Company No. SC197327. Photo credits: Paul Smith