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Ballet in the Monastery

Salvador BA
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 Association Ação Social Mosteiro do Salvador, a legal entity governed by private law, is a Civil Association of a philanthropic nature, created in 1981 by the Benedictine Nuns of the Monastery of Salvador, with the aim of providing to the community of Coutos a social assistance service, which seeks to meet the needs of the population excluded from social goods and services, reflecting the problems, proposing organizational strategies and ways to get out of the condition of exclusion. Its objective is social work in the Coutos neighborhood, integrating the laity of the Monastery of Salvador and the local community, around the social problems of the neighborhood.

Sensitive to one of the many needs, first, a nursery was created to accommodate 150 children up to 06 years old. Anyway, since its creation, the entity has provided relevant services to the community of Coutos and surroundings. Like the neighboring community, Colina do Mar, an occupation created in 1983 around the Monastery, without any infrastructure, whose organization was strengthened by this association through work to raise awareness among the population. An infrastructure project was created for URBIS, (the body responsible for the urbanization of communities on the outskirts of Salvador). Result: community effort for urbanization, conquest of electricity, water and sewerage, improvement of houses, and finally, ownership of lots. entity organized a Community Center where various workshops were held in the areas of health, culture, sport and education, such as: tutoring classes, capoeira, computing, percussion, afro dance, theater, toy workshops, cutting and sewing, natural food, home remedies etc.

The social context demonstrates a low level of education, housing with major deficiencies in sanitary conditions, lack of job opportunities and conditions that may favor social inclusion. Faced with this situation, new challenges emerged, demanding that the entity  also monitor the professional technical aspect, employment and income. In this way, the Association has expanded its beneficiaries by including them in its programs. They are children, adolescents, young people, families and communities in situations of social vulnerability. Being strengthened and instrumentalized to improve the quality of life and the achievement of citizenship. 


Our main activities are described below.


Main activities

Kindergarten and preschool, com 100 crianças, divididas em 04 turmas, regularmente matriculadas, e registradas no EDUCA CENSO do Ministério da Educação._cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_The day care center has a Political-Pedagogical Project, which directs all activities, this project being prepared by the team of teachers and coordinated by a pedagogy professional.  _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_ _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad 5cf58d_           _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_                     _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ 

karate classes: With 70 children and teenagers divided into 6 groups with classes twice a week. Children and young people from the community of Coutos and surrounding areas in the 6-17 age group . It helps to develop psychomotor skills, oral and body expressiveness, concentration and disinhibition. Making people think through sport, rescuing self-esteem and strengthening their identity, as well as unity within an alternative space. Students participate in championships throughout the year.  

Ballet:Among the different dance styles, classical ballet is the perfect base for a dancer, working on breathing, posture, flexibility, resulting in well-being and body perception, agility and motor coordination.  This is one of the association's most visible and outstanding activities. Currently, there are 250 children and adolescents enrolled, who practice Ballet in the opposite shift to the formal school. Throughout the year, these children and teenagers participate in technical and practical classes, exams, and choreographies. As well as some of them take the International Examination of the Royal Academy of Dance.


Professional Training Program in Banking Services:  Adolescents between the ages of 15 and 17 are served. The program is designed for teenagers from the Subúrbio Ferroviário de Salvador, enrolled in public school, They are impoverished teenagers, from families with per capita income of up to half a minimum wage who live in poverty and ou social vulnerability. The Program inserts them into the labor market as apprentices. Encouraging the completion of studies and academic and professional growth. The young people carried out their practical activities at Banco do Brasil and receive theoretical training at the Associação Ação Social Mosteiro do Salvador. Remaining for 2 years in the program. The Association has served around 400 young people and teenagers since  the year 2005. 

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Address- Avenida Afrânio Peixoto s/n Coutos

40,750-090 – Salvador Bahia


phones– 3217–7742 / 3397–2478

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