Today, a series on social work started by a fiber woman begins, so I always heard about Casa do Zezinho. Located in the South Zone of São Paulo, between Parque Santo Antonio, Jardim Lídia, Jardim Maria Helena and many others that were considered the most violent in São Paulo. Zezinho’s house emerged in the mid 70’s from work that took on such proportions that today it shelters more than 1500 needy children in the region. Dagmar, Aunt Dag as she is called by everyone and also her husband Saulo, developed this project which literally saves lives. The Casa Do Zezinho project aims to get children off the street while their parents work, give occupation, teach trades, help to free young people and children from the wrong hands of life, in short, a place that educates, teaches and welcomes!
Initially there were only 7 children who soon became 12 and were always activities aimed at complementing school studies in the afternoon. In 1994, that number increased to 50 children and since then it has only grown. Countless children have passed through there, and they all had a different perspective on life, and for some very different from what could have been. Most of the employees at Zezinho’s house today are children who have attended the house in the past and who today have gained an opportunity to continue in the project, but this time as educators.
Video made during a presentation and awarding of Casa do Zezinho activities
Children learn crafts that later can become a profession, the workshop of handicrafts with crafts in pieces of mdf with tiles mosaic is magnificent, I had the opportunity to see the manufacturing process up close, I took many photos from there, but this will be an exclusive post size of the beauty of the pieces. All the pieces made are sold so it’s worth checking out here.
Zezinho’s house increased its structure and thanks to donors from different branches of trade and brands and to the support for the project. A project that started from scratch with a simple house today is a world of well-distributed rooms designed just for each age. The children’s room is called violet, they are children from 7 years old, Jeans children from 8 and 9 years old, Seas and rivers children from 10 and 11 years old, Woods from 12 to 13, Solar children from 14 and 15 years old, Century XI from 16 to 21 years old .
The lessons from Casa do Zezinho do not stop there, there it is also taught to be an entrepreneur, so a young person learns to develop and also to manage his own professional project. Not to mention the work done for families, as a project for the mothers of Zezinhos. For a needy family, sometimes there is no option, so inevitably some children are included as income earners for the family’s survival., are forced to work from an early age to help support their home and younger siblings. And it was from this that came the workshops that teach crafts so that mothers can supplement their income and so children can continue attending the NGO without the need to work until the correct age. Among the projects that Casa do Zezinho has in practice for children and young adults are:
- Learning by playing, where children from 6 to 14 years old have an education that prioritizes development as an individual and are stimulated emotionally, intellectually and physically.
- Youth Education for the 11th century, where it promotes basic and complementary education for young people from 15 years old with focus on Portuguese, mathematics, English and computer science.
- Web 2.0, a project that gives the opportunity to learn in networks and social media and also had fruits such as the development of projects such as the blogs Mozaico, Toca, Zezinho! and many others.
- Gastronomy, where it covers all the surroundings for buffets, coffees and also forms great possible chefs, is for those who love to cook.
- Zezinho at the World Cup, which trains young people qualified to work at the World Cup, as guides and travel and tourism, all for major events such as the World Cup for example. , philosophy and many others.
Do you know where so many resources come from for these young people who need a space so full of activities and love? DONATION !! Yes, this post is about that , I am launching a solidarity campaign to help raise funds for Casa do Zezinho . And to kick things off in style, let’s launch the Christmas campaign. At the end of the year, Casa do Zezinho asks for your help to make the kids’ Christmas happier! See how you can and how much you can collaborate to give one of the children more joy at the end of the year and with dignity!
Well, this is only the first part of the campaign, there are many aspects to address and I’m just getting started! The series about the NGO Casa do Zezinho is only in the first part! Follow how this project helps so many children and you will also find out more about how it can help! remember, THE GREATEST GIFT IS THAT YOU WHO NEVER FORGET! contribute, it costs nothing!
See also: Casa do Zezinho – Small Artisans
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.