Online meeting for Kids
We all know that the children of today are the future of tomorrow. How we educate them, how we see and treat them and how we act around them, is going to shape the world of tomorrow. But not every child has the privilege to grow up in a healthy environment. In Southern Brazil alcohol abuse is a significant issue for a lot of parents. Children of alcoholics suffer from the consequences of being brought up upon alcohol. Facing social exclusion, developing mental illness or even becoming alcoholics themselves is a real threat to their future. The KIDS Support Groups in Brazil committed themselves to tackle this problem.
It is amazing to see how children attending the Support Groups start to change. Rubia Nehls, coordinator of the Kids Support Groups, talks about her experience with these kids. “Coming into the program the kids were really shy, had a low self-esteem and didn’t talk much, but after a couple of weeks, they opened up, started to talk and to play”. “But most importantly”, Rubia says, “they started to smile again”. You can tell they have changed, once you see the contagious joy in their face.
Due to Covid-19 the KIDS Support Groups adapted some of the meetings to online meetings. On the 3rd of September The Kids Support Group Jaraguá do Sul organized an online meeting to talk about the danger of spending too much time watching TV and gaming. It was a great opportunity to bond with the kids, listen to their stories and support them.
The kids were not the only ones connecting via the Internet. On the 3rd of October there was an online conference for staff workers of the KIDS Support Groups and volunteers who start a new program in Paulista, Pernambuco. It was great to hear about the major engagement for the new KIDS support group!
This is only possible by your generous support – Thank you so much for investing into the future of tomorrow.
Online conference for staff workers