The Goal in Three Parts project during the months of October, November, and December 2020 kept the adaptations in its routine, due to the pandemic COVID-19.
During the period of the pandemic, and the quarantine adopted in Brazil, the Gol de Letra Foundation established a mobilization, service and support plan for each public, related to the activities and actions developed by the institution. The details of the strategies adopted are as follows:
-Permanent development of educational and interactive communication materials for all audiences.
-Offer daily activities on the Gol de Letra Foundation social networks (Lives, polls, video lessons, research, etc.).
-Disseminate official information through social networks.
-Send by Whatsapp, material produced by educators aiming to reach different age groups, thus ensuring families control over the content produced.
-Social workers maintaining permanent communication in WhatsApp groups with families to disseminate information about the pandemic, emergency aid, and information about the territory.
-Individual service via WhatsApp or phone when requested by the family
Active search for families to identify the current situation and possible registration in the basic food basket bank.
-Maintenance of groups with young people and adults from the Youth and Opportunity (RJ) and Youth Program (SP) (training action for the world of work and the university).
-Activity suspension dates updated each week of social isolation.
Local partners (Health Center, Social Assistance Reference Center, Education Networks, Associations of residents and others)
- Maintain permanent contact with the management and leadership of these partners to build collective strategies and support.
-Provide communication material produced by the Gol de Letra team to disseminate quality information in the territory.
- Availability of resources, assignment of space, loan of materials, donation of materials and inputs available at the Institution, and, or, collected, that can collaborate in meeting the demands of the territory.
- Evaluation of psychosocial demands among the families attended to forward demands to the groups created during the pandemic, strengthening the network work and the continuity of the assistance when necessary.
Strategic institutional partners outside the territory
- Maintain institutional management team in telework, ensuring the execution of the Gol de Letra Foundation's activities and projects in a way adapted to reality, to meet demands, guidelines, and information about the work developed in that period
- Invitation to participate in Lives and other online events.
- Availability of communication materials and, or, learning carried out during the crisis.
- Carry out campaigns to collect inputs for families in high vulnerability, which will be made available through the relationship with health teams in the neighborhoods, so that priority is given to assisting families with comorbidities.
Young Leaders and Social Agents - training people
- Maintain training based on contents of citizenship, culture, and sport, through permanent discussions and materials produced by the teams.
- Monitor the health conditions of people in training, with a view to maintaining their personal safety during the pandemic.
Professional team and interns
- Conduct permanent communication with this public to monitor the health of the worker, aiming at maintaining quality.
- Hold weekly online meetings to discuss content to be produced for our audiences, learning, and planning.
-The anticipation of vacation according to PM 928 in different groups for adjustments in the 2020 calendar and non-stoppage of activities when they are resumed.
- Conduct periodic communication (weekly or fortnightly) for information on the work of the Gol de Letra Foundation during the period of social isolation;
- Maintenance of the agreed counterparts;
- Adjustment of the work plans of the programs to meet the established situation of social isolation;
- Conducting periodic meetings to discuss forms of support and exchange of information for the composition of joint action strategies.
Alignment between RJ and SP units
- Conducting weekly management meetings to align communication, administrative and financial procedures, social assistance, and production of online content for the period of social isolation.
Articulation in National and Regional Thematic Networks
-Permanent exchanges of information and participation in meetings on the networks:
Sport for Social Change Network (REMS) and Girls Network for Gender Equality (REMIG) to create action strategies, monitor government positions, and actions and collect data on social, sports, and violent actions against girls and women during the pandemic.
Activities from October to December 2020
The Gol de Letra Foundation started on October 13 the gradual resumption of its face-to-face activities in an adapted form at the Sports and Development Center - NED, in Vila Albertina (SP). Gol de Letra understands that the situation of vulnerability of the communities where it operates - where financial insecurity and social helplessness became more profound and evident during the crisis generated by the pandemic of the new Coronavirus - makes the return of face-to-face activities, even that in a partial and adapted way, it is important to support, welcome and better guide the patients and their families in the current situation.
The return of activities had as a fundamental condition the fulfillment of a protocol devised by a multidisciplinary team of seven Gol de Letra analysts, who since May have been monitoring the situation of vulnerability of families and the level of penetration of the coronavirus for the preparation of the document. Since August, two specialists in the field of health carried out consultancy and support for the construction of the protocol: nurse Renato França da Silva, a specialist in Emergency Management in Public Health at Hospital Sírio-Libanês and current nurse on duty and Coordinator of Nursing Specialization in Parasitic Infectious Diseases of FIOCRUZ / RJ; and the physician Thaysa Drummond da Silva, a specialist in infectious diseases and coordinator of the Emergency Room at the Municipal Hospital Odilon Behrens, in Belo Horizonte (MG).
At this first moment, the workshops had their face-to-face feedback as follows:
• Sports workshops;
• Maximum of 10 students per class;
• Lessons reduced to 45 minutes;
• Cleaning of spaces and materials used at the beginning, breaks and end of classes;
• Spaces equipped with hygiene points with alcohol gel, signage with orientations and controlled flow with temperature measurement;
• Use of a mandatory mask to enter and stay at the institution;
• Demarcated spaces to guarantee social distance;
• We will not have workshops in closed spaces;
Activities related to team sports and/or contact were rethought and adapted to maintain social distance. Therefore, each student had their own material to carry out the practices proposed by the educators. The games and fights took place in an adapted way, focusing on the practice of movements and fundamentals of each modality, carried out individually or with as much distance as possible in the games. The adaptive activities offered at NED-Núcleo Esporte e Desenvolvimento were also broadcast online, enabling the participation of students who were unable to participate in person in the activities.
The assistance provided by the Social Service team maintained a face-to-face service for urgent actions and gave priority to family care remotely. Routine appointments will be scheduled by appointment to avoid crowding.
The Gol de Letra Foundation team, along with expert consultants, will continue to monitor the situation of the epidemic and carry out studies and risk assessments to adjust the protocol to the needs of the moment, always aiming at maintaining the safety and protection of the team, the people served and family members.
We emphasize that the adaptations were aimed at guaranteeing the safety and health of all, and that they were aligned with the scope of the approved project and that they did not impair the fulfillment of the project's object, nor of its goals.
We currently have 314 students, 114 girls, and 200 boys. During this period, no new enrollments were made due to the suspension of face-to-face activities.