We are happy to inform you that this project is becoming more and more autonomous economically. In fact all the women, who attended the courses and got a credit to start their own activity, are now working and so they are able to return the credit. In this way we are creating a fund that will allow this project to be 100% autonomous in a few year.
So we are now considering the idea to keep on supporting these courses till the end of the year and then starting gradually to reduce the contribution.
It is a great success that we want to share with you!
Together we can really make the difference!
Jul 17, 2019
A route packed with emotions
By Francesca Pedrani - Project Assistant Intern
On 23th May Aleimar President Stefano Denti and some volunteers landed in Brazil and met the lovable children and their families involved in the Little Butterflies project at Manaus. How moving it was when Ilaria met for the first time ever the girl she had been supporting by SAD contributions! In a context characterized by urban slums and favelas seldom do these children feel loved and cared rather than abandoned and lost, so seeing a smile on their face is a big emotion. This trip has showed our volunteers that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel: thanks to your contributions to this project many children victims of abuses are finally feeling good and relieved.
Their families were proud of the scholastic results achieved by their babies!
Our volunteers distributed many back bags which an Italian basketball young team supported by the volunteer Valentina had donated to these Brazilian children.
At Manaus our volunteers also visited the ECAE institutional centres where children have the opportunity to undertake many fun activities in their free time from school. This is one of the most important activities Aleimar has been supporting in Brazil: it has helped to keep children away from the streets and dangers hidden in the slums they live in. Not only were the volunteers amazed by the energy these children put in playing sports and doing their homework, but also by the dedication and commitment of their educators!
In the end, our volunteers visited the Caritas centre where father Hudson and his team have been assisting “Little Butterflies” in their route to recovery, another relevant project sustained by Aleimar. Meeting and listening to the story of violence and tears of a young mum whose child had suffered from the same terrible experience left our volunteers with no words. This is only a example of how indispensable father Hudson’s psychological and emotional support is. The growing interest from local authorities in the project is a clear sign of its effectiveness: they are indeed willing to extend it to other urban areas!
EMOTION! This is the word accompanying this monitoring trip to Brazil – These volunteers look forward to sharing with you all their experience and pictures in a event planned for the 18 October 2019 (TBC).
PS: Latest news: Padre Hudson, who’s now finishing a research at the Porto’s University about abuses and techniques for recovery, is going to visit us soon!
Thank you for your awesome support! Nothing could have been possible without your generous and kind help – Manaus children, their families and educators are really grateful!
Even though some results have been achieved, there’s still a lot to be done for the children of Hogar San Jeronimo. Not enough resources have been collected to get the house recognized as a school by the government, but its children aren’t willing to give up and are still fighting to keep their house alive!
Thanks to your contributions, a class was endowed with a projector, chairs and some desks, but ‘cause of low amount of money teachers don’t have the necessary tools to teach their students in a proper way.
These 40 children should live and grow up in a peaceful environment, and this right must be accessible to as many much more children as possible, but to gain effective results, the school needs to be recognized by the State. There’s only a path to follow: put our energies together and guarantee these children a brightful future by giving them electronic and informatic systems and instruments.
Only a rule: never give up and see the green light!
Thank you again for your thankful help! Tunja children feel loved and precious thanks to you!