Project Estrela da Esperança
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About the Project
180 CHILDREN ASSISTED
The project was founded in 1971 as an orphanage. It’s the very first Star of Hope project in the world founded by Erik Gunnar Eriksson, also the founder of Star of Hope International (link). In 2003, seeing the new perspective of the country, the project turned its service becoming a daycare center. It helps families to take care of children between 2 and 5 years old, providing a full-time education, including 5 meals a day, bath and teaching allowing the parent to work all day long. The project also develops integration with the local community, preparing them professionally through job training and giving good information about children care, sexuality and health.
The project daily attends 180 children with 5 meals, clean clothes, diapers, a lot of fun time and much, much love!
Star of Hope Brazil has in this project, 29 staffs aiming to promote a good overall health among the children, to increase their personal hygiene, to improve their knowledge, to stimulate them to treat better themselves and others, and etc.
Some of the activities developed at the project:
- To provide food: All the children are provided with 5 meals a day, prepared in the kitchen of the project according to a medical nutrition menu
- To provide lessons in personal hygiene: teach the children how to take care of their personal hygiene (how to take a bath, brush the teeth, the ears, etc.)
- To provide reading and writing activities: All children participate in different activities, indoor and outdoor, related to reading and writing, and also activities involving sports and music
- To offer Christian value lessons: All the children are taught about the importance and value of the family, about relationship, how to treat your neighbor, and etc.
The project also promotes different kind of events involving the families and the community, in order to develop and stimulate the progress of that community which lives in the poverty and criminality.