Big Brother / Big Sister Program
Be a big brother or big sister to a child or teenager (for residents of Brazil only)
Be a super-agent of transformation of lives!
Big brothers/big sisters participate actively in the life of a child/teenager. They can take the child/teenager to spend time in their homes or even go traveling. They can also follow the child/teenager’s school performance and health. For this to happen in an adequateappropriate, and safe way, the big brothers/big sisters will be followed by the COL technical staff through their participation in meetings where they will get all the necessary information and guidelines.
This project aims to provide our children and teenagers with an experience of family and community living to make it possible for them to create loving bonds that enhance a feeling of belonging and ease the suffering caused by abandonment. The organization believes that through this support the child or teenager will experience growth and improvement in their personal and social development. These bonds can continue after the child/teenager leaves the COL homes.
The Big Brother/Big Sister program enables the child/teenager in care to be seen and valued for his/her uniqueness, which is very important because, in the organization, he/she is inserted in a collective context. This project aims to touch the hearts of the community, encouraging participation in this experience of love and affection.
Because of this, if you want to be a super-agent of transformation in the life of a child or teenager from Chain of Love, know how our project is divided:
- A) CONVIVER PROJECT (TIME TOGETHER PROJECT) – Geared towards children (7-11 years of age) and adolescents (12-17 years of age) from different cities/towns, except for Novo Hamburgo.
How it is carried out: candidates undergo an interview by the Chain of Love technical staff (psychologist and social worker) to become big brothers and big sisters. The project identifies the children/teenagers in care that have judicial authorization and a desire to participate and prepares both the big brothers/big sisters and children/teenagers through workshops, lectures, and meetings.
If you are interested in participating in the CONVIVER (BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER) PROJECT, contact one of the Chain of Love social workers on the phone (51) 3049.0155 extension 24 and schedule an interview.
- B) PROJETO APADRINHAR NOVO HAMBURGO (NOVO HAMBURGO BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER PROJECT) –
This project was created in 2017 and is a partnership between the Childhood and Youth Court of the Jurisdiction of Novo Hamburgo, ELO (LINK) NGO, and technical staffs of different residential care facilities. It’s geared to children and teenagers from Novo Hamburgo between the ages of 10 and 17 years old.
I WANT TO BE A BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER AND CHANGE LIVES – if you wish to participate in the PROJETO APADRINHAR NOVO HAMBURGO and share your love, it’s necessary to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . It is important to put in the message your full name and telephone number and wait for feedback with guidelines to participate in a preparatory workshop. Join this project!