HAPPY CHILD INTERNATIONAL
Happy Child rescues children and adolescents from the streets and from situations of personal and social risk in the large Southern city of Belo Horizonte and the Northeastern city of Recifeon the Atlantic coast of Brazil. Founded in 1993, Happy Child is regarded as one of the leading and most experienced Christian charities in Brazil working with these children. In Belo Horizonte there is a 24-hour emergency centre, eight safe homes and an eco project, all of which provide a secure environment for their rehabilitation and reintegration back into family and community. The Belo Horizonte operations are now fully self-funded from within Brazil. Happy Child UK is now helping to replicate this model in Recife, Northeast Brazil, in partnership with local government, churches and businesses.
Plan works for children and their communities to help realise children’s rights. They work across a range of sectors, including education, health, child protection, child participation, economic security and water and sanitation. Plan pioneered child sponsorship 75 years ago, and today over 100,000 people in the UK sponsor a child through them.
Vertice services is helping monthly 16 children from Brazil, Haiti and Kenya.
Eyes of the Street
Eyes of the Street is a creative education program that supports children from different places to have access to have a place in the society.
Essentially, volunteers provide 2 weeks of intensive photography classes to the children, with cameras included to make sure they learn practising. They are then assisted during outdoors photography workshops in the community, and have an exposition to display their own work.
If you want to learn more and help, please visit https://www.eyesofthestreet.org
Project Volunteer is a UK registered charity run by a committee of dedicated volunteers who offer their time to grow the vision and sustainability of our charity.
We work in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages International, a global federation of 116 national associations, to achieve a single vision – ensuring that every child grows with love, security and respect.
There is no monetary remuneration for our committee members, ensuring that all money raised through projects and fundraising activities goes directly to support the children.
Centro Humanístico Moriá
Coexistence and Strengthening of Children’s Relations Service (children from 6 to 15 years old)
As in the suburbs of many cities, the population of the community of Vila Elza is continuously exposed to situations that restrict and/or leave them at risk. The biggest victims are children and teenagers, of whom the rights are violated and many of their basic needs are not met, leaving them exposed to situations of vulnerability to child labour, drug trafficking, weakening family and community ties, malnutrition, limited access to information.
Thinking about these situations we seek through the Moriá Humanistic Centre resources to reach and help these children to engage in activities that contribute to their complete social integration and a healthy development, including building their self-esteem and making them actually be part of the society.
To develop activities of coexistence and strengthening of bonds for the children of Vila Elza, Viamão, in order to stimulate the inclusion, social participation and the discovery of skills and competences contributing to the improvement of the quality of life through the percussion workshops, capoeira, dance and ludic-pedagogic activities, of gratuitous form and of continuous character, permanent and planned; In reverse shift to school, this service will take place at the Institution on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with breaks for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.
It’s a Penalty
The abuse, exploitation and trafficking of children and vulnerable people is a global, and often hidden, issue occurring every single day. At It’s a Penalty, we seize the opportunity that sport offers, utilise our global passion for sport and impact positive change. The It’s a Penalty Campaign uses major sporting events as a platform for positive, global change through the awareness and prevention of human trafficking, abuse and exploitation. To learn more about the project and donate, please visit their website https://itsapenalty.org/
Abba Pai Institute
Abba Pai provides health, psychological and emotional support for those who need help with drugs and alcohol. To learn more about this project and see how many lives have been changed, please visit their page at https://www.facebook.com/abbapaicasaderecuperacao/