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WOW-Day supports social facility in Brazil

One of the institutions we were able to support through WOW-Day 2017 was the Associação Comunitária Micael, ACOMI for short. ACOMI is situated in Jardim Boa Vista, at the outskirts of the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The institution emerged from an initiative of parents, teachers, and friends of the Colégio Waldorf Micael de São Paulo. They started volunteering in the immediate vicinity of the school in the 1980s, because there is hardly any space in the district for young people to play or pursue other leisure activities. In the streets it is too dangerous, in the apartments there is not enough space. Also, children are often left to fend for themselves after school, as both parents work to secure the family income.

Thanks to WOW-Day donations, the community project has secured funding for another year of artistic, cultural, and sports activities based on Waldorf Education for the children and adolescents of the district. Since the institution does not receive any kind of state funding, all their projects rely on donations. “We are incredibly thankful for the support young people from all over the world gave us”, reports Ute Weitbrecht, who works at ACOMI in Brazil. “The activities we can offer in this project make a great difference in the lives of the children and adolescents. They make friends and experience a community that strengthens them for the rest of their lives."

Take part now! The time frame for this year’s WOW Day is from 29 September to 29 November. We invite all people in curative educational and social therapeutic institutions, as well as all students at Waldorf Schools to be a part of this worldwide campaign and to organize their own WOW Day this year. 100 percent of the proceeds will be forwarded to Waldorf and social projects. You can find all the information you need here.

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