Projeto Sonho de Ferias
Católica de Santa Catarina
Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Every year in March, the Católica de Santa Catarina University in Jaraguá do Sul hosts Projeto Sonho de Ferias, an event promoted by the Jaraguá do Sul Business Association (Acijs).
About 70 students between 8 and 10 years old from the municipal schools Ribeirão Cavalo and Professor Gertrudes Steilein Milbratz, participate in cultural and recreational activities throughout the day. Capoeira workshops, painting with gouache, face painting, collage, games, oral health workshops and storytelling were offered. The programs aim to awaken the vision of patriotism, regional culture, community social development, hygiene, prevention of drug use, and encourage fellowship, solidarity and fraternity. The program is supervised by 27 university students from different courses that participate in the Community Project – a curricular component that provides students with 30 hours of collaboration in social projects.
“In the day-to-day running, we often do not realize the difficulties and needs of people who are out of our conviviality. The project is important to make us look to the next. Besides, spending that time playing with the kids is a lot of fun, “
comments law student Bruna Karina Postai, who participated in Projeto Sonho de Ferias for the second time.
Ana Paula Fliegner dos Santos, the social worker associated with the project, emphasizes that the initiative is an opportunity for learning for both children and students: children get to take advantage of the school holidays in activities that awaken their curiosity of the world, university and community actions; and students who have the opportunity to engage in community action, thus contributing to a better world.
For participating children, this is a great opportunity to have fun and learn to live in a healthy society, recognize the importance of valuing life and make new friends. Projeto Sonho de Ferias aims to promote integration between children and adults; raise awareness about the importance of preserving the environment and value the importance of schooling through educational and recreational activities. In addition, the program highlights the need and importance of public and private entities to be in tune with the surrounding communities.
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