SPONSORED PROJECTS 2019

Since its formation, the Kinder-Schirm Foundation has supported the Don Bosco Itaquera and Missao Belem organizations with donations.

The Kinder-Schirm Foundation’s board of trustees continues to believe that supporting these two organizations is the best possible way to fulfil the foundation’s purpose. That is why the board of trustees has decided to continue to provide support to these two organizations in 2019:

  • Missao Belem will receive a total of €40,000 for the continuation of the currently supported project which works towards helping children and young people who are not able to grow up in their own family and therefore have temporarily lived on the streets. The project aims to integrate these youths into normal life through an interdisciplinary group made up of psychologists and educators.
  • Don Bosco has operated very economically in previous years and therefore has enough resources to finance our joint project, which generally has the same objectives as the Missao Belem project, this year as well. Should any unexpected financial bottlenecks occur, the Kinder-Schirm Foundation will of course provide the Don Bosco Mission with additional resources in 2019.

 

SPONSORED PROJECTS 2018

Ever since its inception, the Kinder-Schirm Foundation has supported two organisations with donations, Don Bosco Itaquera and Missao Belem. In recent years, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Peter Noé, has visited these organisations, alone or together with the Vice-Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, Mrs. Susanne Noé, in order to obtain information about the sponsored projects.

In October 2017, almost the entire Board of Trustees travelled to Sao Paulo for the first time, to gain a personal impression of these organisations and, in particular, the sponsored projects. In addition, further discussions were also held with other aid organisations and decision-makers from the church, industry and industrial associations. The highlight was the personal meeting with Cardinal Scherer, who invited the Board of Trustees to a private audience at his home (see photo).

After the trip, all the members of the Board of Trustees agreed that

  • the Kinder-Schirm Foundation, with Don Bosco Itaquera and Missao Belem, supports organisations whose activities correspond exactly with the foundation’s funding objectives, pursue these activities with complete dedication and are completely trustworthy,
  • the projects supported thus far benefit children and young people, who are unable to grow up within their families.

The Board of Trustees was deeply impressed by the commitment and enthusiasm with which the priests, pastoral workers and helpers were performing their duties, despite the difficult circumstances.

Therefore, the Kinder-Schirm Foundation decided to continue sponsoring these two organisations in 2018 with a total sum of € 90,000.

  • Don Bosco Itaquera will receive € 40,000 to assist the continuation of the project already supported thus far, i.e. to integrate children and young people into normal life by means of an interdisciplinary group, consisting of psychologists and educators.
  • Missao Belem will receive assistance of € 50,000, to move the largest possible number of children and young people off the street and into a protective environment, in order to then support their integration into a normal life.

SPONSORED PROJECTS 2017

The Kinder-Schirm Foundation decided on two sponsorship measures totalling 80,000 EUROS in 2017. These funds help two organisations in Sao Paulo, which take care of children and young people, who are unable to grow up in their own family, in an exemplary manner.

1. The Dom Bosco Mission in Itaquera (Sao Paulo)

Over the past 37 years, together with his team, Father Rosalvino, a charismatic priest, has built up an impressive mission in Itaquera, a problematic district of Sao Paulo, from nothing. This mission offers babies, children and young people (and even adults) shelter, food, care and a diverse range of training opportunities and leisure activities.

120 children and young people between the ages of 0 and 17 years old are currently being looked after in 8 children’s homes.

The Kinder-Schirm Foundation decided to support these children’s homes as in the previous year by funding a multi-disciplinary team, consisting of two educational psychologists and play therapists in each instance, for another year. The aim is to provide children, who are traumatised to some extent, with psychological support following their admission into children’s homes and to re-establish normal lives for them.

www.domboscoitaquera.org.br

2. The Missao Belem in Sao Paulo

The Belem Mission in Sao Paulo, which is strongly supported by Cardinal Scherer, is an aid organisation, which cares for the poorest of the poor, i.e. children and young people who live on the street, alcoholics, drug addicts, the homeless and disabled.

Missionaries spend their nights under the city’s bridges with the children and young people living there, in order to slowly gain their confidence and to gradually help them to regain a normal life, by absorption into foster families. A total of around 60 children and young people are looked after by five foster families.

The Kinder-Schirm Foundation decided, as in the previous year, to fund a multi-disciplinary team, consisting of a social worker, a psychologist and a lawyer, to support these foster families in caring for these children and young people, for another year. The aim is to provide children and young people with psychological support and to identify the best solution for their future lives, in conjunction with government agencies: a return to their own families, long term inclusion in the foster family or being put up for adoption.

www.missionebelem.com

The Kinder-Schirm Foundation will also convince itself in 2017 of the progress and results on-site.

SPONSORED PROJECTS

The Kinder-Schirm Foundation decided on three sponsorship measures totalling 46,500 EUROS in 2015. These funds helped three organisations in Sao Paulo, which take care of children and young people, who are unable to grow up in their own family, in an exemplary manner.

1. The Dom Bosco Mission in Itaquera (Sao Paulo)

Over the past 35 years, together with his team, Father Rosalvino, a charismatic priest, has built up an impressive mission in Itaquera, a problematic district of Sao Paulo, from nothing. This mission offers babies, children and young people (and even adults) shelter, food, care and a diverse range of training opportunities and leisure activities.

120 children and young people between the ages of 0 and 17 years old are currently being looked after in 8 children’s homes.

The Kinder-Schirm Foundation decided to support these children’s homes as in the previous year by funding a multi-disciplinary team, consisting of two educational psychologists and play therapists in each instance, for another year. The aim is to provide children, who are traumatised to some extent, with psychological support following their admission into children’s homes and to re-establish normal lives for them.

www.domboscoitaquera.org.br

2. The Missao Belem in Sao Paulo

The Belem Mission in Sao Paulo, which is strongly supported by Cardinal Scherer, is an aid organisation, which cares for the poorest of the poor, i.e. alcoholics, drug addicts, the homeless and disabled.

Missionaries spend their nights under the city’s bridges with the children and young people living there, in order to slowly gain their confidence and to gradually help them to regain a normal life, by absorption into foster families. A total of around 60 children and young people are looked after by five foster families.

The Kinder-Schirm Foundation decided, as in the previous year, to fund a multi-disciplinary team, consisting of a social worker, a psychologist and a lawyer, to support these foster families in caring for these children and young people, for another year. The aim is to provide children and young people with psychological support and to identify the best solution for their future lives, in conjunction with government agencies: a return to their own families, long term inclusion in the foster family or being put up for adoption.

www.missionebelem.com

3. CREAR (Centro Recreativo Educacional Artistico Renascer) in Capao Bonito (Sao Paulo)

CREAR is a not-for-profit organisation which takes care of needy children in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of town. CREAR currently looks after approximately 200 children and young people from one to fifteen years of age and 150 families in the children and young people’s day care centre.

The Kinder-Schirm foundation decided to support CREAR by funding some educational and adventure trips for the children. The objective is to acquaint the children with museums, theatres and music academies which is not possible in their home town.

CREAR is represented by Vida Boa e. V. in Germany.

www.vidaboabrasil.de