Guardians of the Water approaches dengue prevention through storytelling


From May 22 to June 2, International Paper Institute is promoting the second phase of the “Guardians of the Water” project, with “A Kingdom without Dengue,” an interactive show. The initiative brings together a puppet show, music and information for the school communities in the cities of Guatapará, Altinópolis, São Simão and Luiz Antônio (SP).

The project’s second stage features actions to raise awareness among public school students and teachers regarding conscientious use of water resources. However, this year the “Guardians of the Water” went one step further, by showing that saving and storing water requires responsibility and special care. This prevents Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits dengue, zika and chikungunya from using standing water to proliferate.

The “A Kingdom without Dengue” show is based on the book of the same name by Alda de Miranda, illustrated by Ricardo Girotto. The narrative shows a village free of illnesses that is invaded by a big villain: the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

IIP expects the play to directly reach 3,000 children ages 3 to 10.

See the show times for each city:


May 22, 11 AM to 2:30 PM, at Escola Vera Lucia – Rua dos Ypês, nº495 – Centro
May 23, 10 AM to 2:30 PM, at Escola Andréia Sertori – Rua José Linares Neto, nº 139 – Centro
May 24, 10 AM, at Escola Guiomar Milluzzi – Rua Mamoru Hirakawa, nº 591 – Bairro Mombuca


Location: Centro Social Urbano de Altinópolis (CSU) – Av. Marginal, s/n.

May 24, at 2:30 PM: for students at Escola Ana Lucia.
May 25, at 9:30 AM: for students at Escola Alayde and Escola Carmem Miguel.
May 25, at 2:30 PM: for students at Escola Ermelinda.
May 26, at 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM: for students at Escola Trossel.

São Simão

May 29, at 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM: Escola Historiador Fausto Pires de Oliveira – Av. Ver. Vitorio Fernando Lizarelli, nº 1039 – Jd. João Furtado.
May 30, at 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM: Escola Marcílio Bondesan – Rua José Silveira, nº 376 – Bairro Bento Quirino.
May 31, at 10:00 AM: Escola Profª Yolanda Jorge – Rua México nº 868 – Jd. das Américas.

Luiz Antônio

Location: Anfiteatro Municipal – Rua Alagoas, nº52 – Jardim Santa Luzia.
May 31, at 2:30 PM: for students at Escola Professora Helena Maria Luiz de Mello.
June 1, at 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM: for students at Escola Professora Zilda Aparecida Marinho Seixas, Escola Aracy Carneiro de Mesquita, CEMEI Egidio Rosatti and CEMEI Josimeire Borges Alves.
June 2, at 9:00 AM: for students at Escola Roberto Brayn, CEMEI Irineu Silva and CEMEI Aurea da Silva Pedroza.

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