I had the pleasure of hosting Meninadança, a Bishop's Stortford charity that performs remarkable work using dance to offer hope to young victims of child sexual exploitation in Brazil. These girls delivered a brilliant performance, illustrating the transformative power of dance in improving lives.
Meninadança is at the forefront of the battle against child sexual exploitation faced by girls along the BR-116, Brazil's longest highway. They employ dance to instill hope in young girls. Girls who have had their self-worth and self-esteem stolen discover the confidence and freedom to change their lives through self-expression and movement.
In the face of the widespread issue of child sexual exploitation in remote towns along the BR-116, there are few social projects reaching out to these girls. In some towns, Meninadança has become the first-ever initiative of its kind.
Meninadança is comprised of dedicated individuals who utilise their talents and gifts to inspire hope in these girls. They play a significant role in the mission to eradicate child sexual exploitation and trafficking along the BR-116.