First Lady, Mexican Ambassador take 300 special needs children, orphans to circus

Some 300 children from orphanages and Special Education Needs schools across Guyana had the opportunity to experience the thrill of the Suarez Brothers’ Circus firsthand on Sunday, through a collaborative effort between First Lady Arya Ali and Mexico’s Ambassador to Guyana, H.E. Mauricio Vizcaíno Crespo.
The activity formed part of the First Lady’s Adopt-an-Orphanage initiative which aims to provide financial and psychosocial support to children in institutional care. The children were treated to a spectacular display of performing arts, acrobatics, and comedy from one of the main attractions – the clowns.
It was evident that the activity was thoroughly enjoyed by the children whose faces beamed with joy throughout the show. The children also enjoyed Mexican snow cones and popcorn which were provided to them during the show.

First Lady Arya Ali along with First Son Zayd Ali and Mexico’s Ambassador to Guyana, HE Mauricio Vizcaíno Crespo at the circus on Sunday

“Providing vulnerable children with opportunities like these is very important for their holistic development. It improves their emotional well-being and their social skills, which impact their ability to lead independent, successful lives,” the First Lady stated.
More than that, she said that the President’s One Guyana platform speaks directly to the inclusion of every Guyanese and every group at every level of society.
“Our children, regardless of their circumstance or situation, must be included in activities which ordinary Guyanese are able to enjoy. They must be able to share similar experiences and be able to feel included in our society,” Mrs. Ali stressed.
For his part, Ambassador Vizcaíno who facilitated the activity, said that he was delighted to be part of an initiative which helps to put a smile on the faces of children and adds value to their lives. “For Mexico, it is a great honour to share the talent and work of the artists of the Suarez Brothers’
Circus with all our Guyanese friends, but especially with this group of wonderful girls and boys who had the opportunity to come from different parts of Guyana to enjoy the show,” the Ambassador shared.
He credited the First Lady and her office for partnering with the Mexican Embassy in Georgetown to host what he described as a special activity for Guyana’s children. The Suarez Brothers Circus out of Mexico is one of the more popular circuses in the world, featuring more than 30 different acts.