Main aim of the charity
Rizoma's legacy is the social-emotional education. We teach values for life, preparing children for a better future.
Values as empathy, cooperation, learning how to deal with emotions and respect for diversity prepare children to perform better in the world outside of school and their parents home.
The decisions of practices and cultural tours are always made with the children. This way they have the autonomy and empowerment feelings: "they can dream and do whatever they want".
Children are our future, we are focused on preparation of those children to the real world. We easily can see the positive changes on children behavior and we also have their parents feedback about the improvements.
How the employee got involved and why
Volunteering and Fundraising are part of my life since I was teenager. This project specifically, 4 years ago, I was seeking for a social project where I could be able to add value to people in vulnerable situation and, at the same time, to follow up the improvement and impact of the project on those people lives.
The warm welcome I received from Base Colaborativa (Non Profit Organization) really touched my heart. Its values and knowledge shared by all volunteers made my decision instantly.
At Base Colaborativa, I ‘ve met good people, brilliantly specialized with deep knowledge in social projects and 3rd sector, giving their contribution to a better world.
RIZOMA is one of the projects from Base Colaborativa and the one I choose to work with, due to the children's love and spontaneity.
Also the fact that I'm 45 y.o, with no kids, has contributed to my choice for Rizoma's Project. There are lots of children in the world who needs love and orientation, they are our future, we have to prepare them well.
RIZOMA = RHIZOME, the name given to bamboo's stem which has horizontal growth and network expansion, as our project is.
What work does the employee do for charity?
Rizoma is a project of socio-emotional education for children from “Portelinha” community, based in the Capão Redondo-SP.
We teach values for life as: empathy, autonomy, conflict resolution, resilience, cooperation, sharing , preparing children for a better future.
Our activities take place every Monday evening, with planning meetings where all volunteers discuss about last Sunday activity and plan the next.
On Sunday mornings, practices of the activities take place at Portelinha community from 11am to 1pm.
We also perform extra activities with cultural purposel for children and events to reach new volunteers and sponsors.
Currently Rizoma counts on more than 25 active volunteers, contributing positively for more than 60 children lives