South Korean Esperantist visits LBV’s Educational Center in Rio de Janeiro
Her first contact with the Organization was through the website Good Will Portal in Esperanto
Foto: Vivian R. Ferreira
Façade of the Educational Center and Community Center for Social Assistance in Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — On February 2, the José de Paiva Netto Educational Center of the Legion of Good Will (LBV) received the friendly visit of South Korean Esperanto teacher Hyon-suk Li. Accompanied by the interpreter and renowned Brazilian teacher, Jair Salles, the visitor had a firsthand look at the work being carried out by the Organization in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
When she reached the LBV, Hyon-suk Li was greeted by the Goodwill Ecumenical Children Choir composed of students from the Educational Center. "When I saw the children singing I had a wonderful impression", said the teacher in an interview with the Super Good Will Communication Network*.
Foto: Priscilla Antunes
South Korean Esperantist Hyon-suk Li and her friend Jair Salles pose for a picture with members of the Goodwill Ecumenical Children Choir.
The visitor’s first contact with the Legion of Good Will occurred by means of the Good Will Portal’s page in Esperanto. "I don’t know any Portuguese and through Esperanto I found out about this great work, thanks to communication via the Internet. Being a teacher myself, I already felt very connected [to the LBV]", she commented.
Esperanto is one of the languages on the student syllabus in the Legion of Good Will’s Educational Center. The teacher visited the classrooms and talked to children in the universal language. "The LBV’s idea of choosing Esperanto as one of its communication languages is very fortunate, because they have very similar ideals."
Foto: Priscilla Antunes
Entering one of the classrooms the Esperantists talked with students of the LBV. Teacher Jair Salles took advantage of the opportunity to exchange some words in the universal language with them.
the end of the visit Hyon-suk congratulated the Organization on its social and educational work: "I was so delighted that someday I’d like to work here. I’ll never forget the experience I had."
In the city of Rio de Janeiro the José de Paiva Netto Educational Center of the Legion of Good Will is located at Av. Dom Hélder Câmara, 3059 — Del Castilho. For further information call: (+5521) 3297-7100.