September Activities that delight Children's Hearts
By Noemi Eliane - Project Assistant
169th parade in the city of Blumenau, Brazil
At the Blue Cross Brazil numerous very exciting activities took place in September among the Kids support groups.
We would like to share some of them with you:
On 2 September 2019, the 169th parade took place celebrating the foundation of the city of Blumenau. The Blue Cross participated and walked through the city with banners. The children and adults had a lot of fun. (Photo 1)
In the week from 9th to 15th September the topic "Emotions" was discussed in the kids support groups. The children watched a film together and then talked about their feelings. This serves as an exercise for children to learn to perceive and share their emotions. (Photo 2)
The children took part in a theme day at the end of September. The children were made aware of the danger of cigarettes in a playful way. A "mysterious" box served as entertainment. (Photo 3)
Thank you very much for your support in making such activities possible for children in Brazil!
Project "Kids and Emotions"
Kids day with the topic "Danger of Cigarettes"
Aug 20, 2019
Project "Bate Papo"
By Noemi - Project Assistant
"Bate papo" means "chat" in Brazilian. The project Chat belongs to the daily projects of Blue Cross in Brazil. The project consists of a variety of activities, which focus not only on playing together but also on talking to the children. Conversation and affection help the children to deal with their situation of addicted parents and the related difficulties.
The project often takes place on the football pitch. Before or after the training and football match, the leaders sit in a circle with the kids and talk about topics that concern them. Other activities include group games, handicrafts, acrobatics or making music together. The kids are listened to during the snack and between the game units and are assured that they are supported and beloved.
The leaders of the Kids Support Groups also meet regularly to share their experiences and to find new ways together how their work can touch children's hearts in the long run.
Help with your donations that children have someone to "chat" with about the situation at home. Thank you very much!
The Blue Cross Kids support groups are: Weekly meetings in drug-free, socio-interactive, playful spaces, monitoring, support and prevention, based on the vision of an integral human being. Values, aimed at children from contexts of use and abuse of psychoactive substances and the fragility and vulnerability of families in society.