The Children of Bahia" is a small UK charity that has
been set up to support street children in the state of Bahia
in Brazil, and in particular homeless and impoverished children
in and around the city of Salvador. One by one, we're trying
to get children off the streets and into a loving home.
Here are some of the projects we support.
Wednesday Club - URGENT APPEAL!!
on Wednesday mornings a buss travels around the city of
Salvador picking up street kids to go to the Wednesday Club.
The kids call it "The Happy Bus" - and by the
time it reaches it's destination it is packed full of children
looking forward to a day of fun, play, good food, a shower,
medical care, safety & love. For one day they can relax
and be children, play, get taken care of, and when they
leave they will be clutching a "Happy Bag" of
food "for tomorrow". Find
IBCM - The
people who run the Wednesday Club
IBCM have been
working in Salvador for 18 years and they focus on preventive
work and aid to impoverished people. Many who live with
Grandma Clara's Dream
community child care centre"Grandma Clara's Dream"
is located in the neighborhood of Mata Escura, on the outskirts
of the city of Salvador.
of the centre is to provide children and adolescents in
situations of extreme poverty with education and physical-social
assistance, with the purpose of improving their physical
and psychological development. Find
is 78 years old and runs three houses looking after over
140 children. Why does Mrs. Nilzete do this work? She says:
- I can't see a child suffering, a child crying - I just
have to try and help them. Find
We support several
other projects including education development programs.
We also support 12 children and several families directly
- we will post more details soon on this - This site is
a bit under construction but we will develop it further
and bring you more news on all the projects soon!! (This
written Jan 2009).
more funds we can raise the more children we can support.
help if you can!