About the local hosting organizationIntegraçÝ£o dos Anjos is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 aimed to the development of the children from needy communities. It works as an informal and complementary educational environment that stimulates the kids to develop abilities and skills, providing them support and assistance.
About the volunteer workThere project receives 60 to 80 children from 6 to 15 years old, divided in two big age groups (6 top 9 and 10 to 15 years old): in these groups, the educators promote pedagogical and recreational activities; there are also moments in which the kids go to play football in a field nearby. The children who study at school during the morning stay in the project during the afternoon and vice versa and are all from some needy communities close to the project. There is also a kindergarden with a good structure, where the little children from 0 to 6 years old receive assistance all day long so their parents can go to work (just female volunteers can work there occasionally).
Local accommodationThe volunttes stay qith Brazilian host families
About the project locationThe project is located in Porto Alegre, which is the capital of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, the southern state of Brazil. The city has a population of 1.500.000 inhabitants approximately, being very big and urbanized. The neighborhood is called Petrópolis, it has 35.069 inhabitants and is about 20 minutes away from the city center by bus.
Extra info about the projectttention : les projets STEPS ICYE ne sont pas des chantiers de groupes. Le placement est individuel (ou à 2 ou 3 volontaires maxi), hébergement en famille. Arrivées les 1er lundi du mois, de mars à novembre. Programme fermé du 1er décembre à 27 février. Frais de participation est de 370€.