Passenger Car Called 'Van'





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Brazil

Location: São Paulo

Total Budget: $45,000

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment


This Global Project aims to purchase one special passenger car called "VAN" to transport people with mental deficiency in order they have a suitable health treatment, including dental and medical emergencies. In addition this car will help them in social inclusion and socialization programs like trips to museums, parks, shopping malls, etc.

The "Associação dos Excepcionais São Domingos Sávio" (AESDS), located at 295, Jose Teodoro Viera Street - Parque Maria Domitila, Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a philanthropic organization that provide assistance directly to more than 60 patients with soft to moderate mental deficiency - both gender - with 100% gratuity full time in regime semi-open, since they complete 14 years old.

The AESDS aims to include the users to live in society and improve their family interaction. We follow these goals by developing the maximum of each individual potentiality with activities that make them feel physically better and raising their self-esteem. And this commitment is sustained by an interdisciplinary team that supports all technical needs.

Besides to serve more than 60 people with soft to moderate deficiency, in another location the AESDS provides recreation services to more than 200 senior people like senior dance, music coral, relaxation, physical education, cultural programs, among others.

We can be proud of our response so far to this challenge, furthermore our regular needs, a passenger car valled "VAN" acquisition turned crucial currently, because it will make possible to independent transport users for health treatment, including dental and medical emergencies, to realize trips to social inclusion and socialization, like shopping malls, coffee shops, parks, etc. and consequently deliver security, quality, privacy and more important them all: a transport suitable adapted for their specific needs and cares.

The AESDS is a social organization of public utility, established on September 28, 1983 by a group of families who had entered in your household a carrier deficiency. For this reason in common this group met periodically in order to find alternatives that could ease their doubts about the handicapped.

The families of the people with mental deficiency and the senior people served actually by AESDS, in general, have no financial resources to pay for these services. Health and social government agencies do not provide any kind of these services to them.

Resuming AESDS:

1.Target: People with deficiency and senior who are in contact to situations of vulnerability, risk and had their rights violated or no access/options to social integration.

2.Services: Services to more than 60 people with soft to moderate deficiency with no psychiatric commitment, from 14 years of age, and more than 200 senior people.

3.Occupation Area: Hygiene and health, theatre and corporal expression, handicraft, physical training, music, pedagogical workshops, activities of daily living (ADLs), practical life activities (AVP).

4.Projects Developed: Dance, senior dance, circular dance, radio "taissô", music, music coral, theater and body expression, crafts, instrumental percussion, poultry, "capoterapia", tai chi chuan, workshop for visually impaired en their experiences, relaxation, group dinamics, walking, functional training and physical conditioning, story-history and reading, yoga, stretching, activity of daily living and practice, activity with the family, external activities.

5.Financial Resources: Agreement with State Department of Assistance and Social Development (SMADS), persons and legal entities that make monthly or annual donation, charity dinners, bingos, among others.

6.Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 17:00

Once you know about the entity "Associação dos Excepcionais São Domingos Sávio" (AESDS) and its services, the Rotary Club de São Paulo Pirituba (RCSP Pirituba) would like to invite you to be our sponsor in this cause, so that we can provide the acquisition of one special passenger car "Van" to transport the people with deficiency, valued at U$ 45,000.00 (Car plus mobility equipment).

Primary Host Partner

District: 4430

Rotary Club of: São Paulo-Pirituba

Primary Contact: Geraldo Afonso dos Santos

Email: afonso-03@hotmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 3012

Rotary Club of: Ghaziabad

Primary Contact: Deepak Gupta

Email: deepak_gupta41@hotmail.com

Project Status

Need $20,000
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Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #45000.

Proposed Financing

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Campo Mourão (4630)





District 3012 DDF





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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Antonio Carlos Cardoso

System Entry: Pledge of $1 by Antonio Carlos Cardoso of the Rotary Club of Campo Mourão, District 4630.


by Antonio Carlos Cardoso

System Entry: Pledge of $7 DDF by Deepak Gupta of the Rotary Club of Ghaziabad, District 3012.

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