What we do at Kolibri
Get to know how we work at Kolibri
Kolibri utilizes academic, artistic, and cultural means, as well as sports, as educational tools. Our pedagogy is geared towards developing the student’s observation skills, discovering his/her own potential and to always go further in the learning process. The contents are, amongst others: universal values, environmental issues, hygiene, proper behaviour, and literacy.
Guiding principles of social assistence work:
Principle 1: To become and to express oneself
From 6 to 18 years old
Confronting the individual with different form of expressions with others: sports, music, different languages… Its objective is to make the individual find her/his own form of expression and build socio-effective bonds with other, family and the community.
Principle 2: To become and to grow
From 10 to 13 years old
This principle covers the activities of transition from childhood to adolescence, it focuses more on educational needs, with the objective to fill gaps left by school such as writting and reading, logical reasoning, digital inclusion, etc. Another aspect of this principle is to help the children to develop a more sensitive look to other people’s needs as well as the environment’s through respect for ethical-racial diversity, gender, environment, etc.
Principle 3: To become and to arise
From 14 to 16 years old
This principle deals with what provokes a vocational awakening to a person. Throughout the activities given in this module, young people start to perceive themselves as a whole, finding what interested them the most and discovering new talents that will help them out in thei future. As a reference for this personal development program, we have the Nectar project.
Principle 4: To become and to go on
From 16 to 24 years old
This is the largest and most complex principle because it covers new areas that the RCBF intends to be more present such as professional and technical courses, management skills classes, entrepreneurship, among others. Part of this module is the preparation of young people for work through internships in companies. The activities given are professional courses that will help its students to have a competitive advantage in the work market and give them all the professional tools to have a successfull career.
We help students live experiences that contribute to expand their ability to dialogue and to live with those around them. We use tools that improve their learning abilities and help them better to better adapt, make decisions, look at themselves and observe the world they live in. This educational development is fundamental for young people because it helps them to see their own potential and convince them that life is full of possibilities.
Young Warriors is an educational program which aims to improve the social life of the children aged between 11 and 13 years who live in precarious and vulnerable situations. Normally there are one hundred participants in the program subdivided into four groups of 25. The program stresses the value of: family, school, community and cultural life in its many manifestations, thus stimulating the children’s physical, educational and social development. At the end of this one-year program, the children become “ambassadors for good actions”, carrying out social actions for the benefit of their community. ¨The Nectar program has existed for five years and offers pre-professional and vocational orientation for youngsters between 14 and 16 years. It aims to expand the youngsters’ social world’s boundaries, and to provide them with a different vision for their future, both educationally and professionally. The program takes into account different aspects necessary for an adolescent’s development, such as: citizenship, sport, culture, technical education, foreign language, communication, and practical day-to-day philosophy. Through the Nectar project the youngsters are exposed to and have direct contact with different segments of the job market thus enabling them to better appraise and decide upon which professional path to pursue.
Nectar is which has existed for five years which, offers pre-professional and vocational orientation for youngsters between 14 and 16 years old. It aims to expand the youngsters’ social world’s boundaries, and to provide them with a different vision for the their future, both educationally and professionally. The program takes into account different aspects necessary for an adolescent’s development, such as: citizenship, sport, culture, technical education, foreign language, communication, practical day-to-day philosophy. The project has contacts within the different parts of the job market its functions and areas of activities.
African Treasures is a project about traditional African rhythms for the Eldorado community in Diadema where the Kolibri centers are located. It offers instrumental experiments based on an artistic understanding of the relationships, habits and transformations of the African peoples, thus giving value to the participants’ cultural heritage.
Through tax incentives in Brazil (e.g. Rouanet, ProAC and CONDECA) companies can allocate part of their income tax to finance our projects. The amount invested can be 100% deduced from the companies´ tax bill up to a certain percentage of total taxes due. These incentives make it possible for companies to transform the lives of thousands of underprivileged children and adolescents at zero cost.
Use of tax incentive
Through tax incentives in Brazil (e.g. Rouanet and CONDECA) companies can allocate part of their income tax to our projects. This amount invested can be 100% deduced from the company’s tax bill up to a certain percentage of the total taxes due. These incentives make it possible for companies to transform the lives of thousands of underprivileged children and adolescents at zero cost.
UNIT I / ECBF
Espaço Cultural Beija-Flor – Kolibri Cultural Space (HEADQUARTERS)
The main unit of Kolibri, inaugurated in 2003, follows the PACE – Programa de Arte, Cultura, Educação e Cidadania (Art, Culture, Education and Citizenship Program) – to act upon the community in which it is located. This unit offers free classes of capoeira, kickboxing, plastic arts, music, percussion, dance, English and computer science.
UNIT lll / NCOS
Núcleo de Comunicação Olhar Social
– Communication Unit for Social Observation
This unit, created in 2010, focusses in communication and connectivity projects. Its goal is to empower students and give a voice to the community. The center offers technical content with workshops about journalism, design, photography and video production.
UNIT II / NCSJ
Núcleo Comunitário Sítio Joaninha – Community Farm Joaninha
This unit is located in Sitio Joaninha and it focuses on youth entrepreneurship through the nutritional education “NUTRI-AÇÃO” (“NUTRI-ACTION”). It provides nutritional education through a gastronomy program. It has different links to the community such as the Projeto Feirante Consciente (with the local marketers) and classes at Cozinha-Escola (Cooking School) and Horta Orgânica (Organic Garden).
Chácara de Convivência e Férias Beija-Flor – Kolibri’s vacation unit
Since 2011, Kolibri has a special unit by the coast near São Paulo for children and adolescents. This unit’s objective is to promote a healthy life allying sport and nature through special classes: surf, skate and kayak. It also provides environmental education as well as exchanges with in Guarani villages near by. It is also a great place to spend vacations!