LIFE PROJECT FATHER GAILHAC – BRASÍLIA (SÃO SEBASTIÃO)
The Life Project Father Gailhac – Brasília was born in 2004, the result of an old dream of founding in Brasilia a social work that could serve children and adolescents belonging to a portion of the less favored society. However, its creation began in 1998, when Sisters Audília da Cunha, Maria da Conceição Reis, Geny Alves and Delva Piedade inaugurated the Sister Maria de Aquino Life Project in the city of Aparecida de Goiânia, State of Goiás.
Initially, care in this first project was aimed at children and adolescents from 7 to 14 years old, and the coordination of the unit, up to the year 2001, by sisters. However, in 2004, the Sister Maria de Aquino Life was closed, but its activities resumed in the community of São Sebastião, 30 km from Brasilia, with the new name of Project Father Gailhac. The transfer was necessary because of the difficulty that its maintainer, the College SCM of Brasilia, was in systematically accompanying the unit.
Currently, the project offers services of coexistence and strengthening of bonds through the social and educacional service to 150 children and adolescents, aged between 6 and 15 years. On a daily basis, beneficiaries are served on the counter-shift and receive food. In addition, they have access with workshops for learning, computer science, crafts and sports.