I worked for 22 years in an NGO that cared for children and the elderly. For some time I observed the interference of the elderly in the daily life of the program and I noticed that the children learned from them old songs, popular jokes and the vocabulary brought memories of the elderly in the reading wheels.
I was able to promote some activities where the elderly and children could get together and exchange knowledge. These meetings took place in capoeira classes, choral singing, plastic arts, reading stories and presentations for families.
Always respecting the age groups so as not to make children adult or infantilize the elderly.
I sought in my memory who besides my family and schools had importance in my training as a person, as a leader, a woman of decision. I discovered Eleven special people that I admired, watched and kept what I learned, to use in the future.
One I wrote a book about the lives of these people. The Great Master Guardians of the City of God - Fates of destiny. of them was Mrs. Benta Neves do Nascimento.
I wrote a book about the lives of these people. The Great Master Guardians of the City of God - Fates of destiny.
A strong woman, her voice low, firm in her decisions, and she knew how to listen. Many women came looking for advice because they knew of their social entrepreneurial value. These women leave different from their home, with more hopes and alternatives for development. What do you mean, Valeria?
She said that woman should seek her autonomy by studying and working. No matter how much a woman experiences difficulty in life if she has the taste for autonomy, she rises and begins to tread her path.
Benedict had a humble home in the favela of Cidade de Deus and there he hosted women in sewing, silk screen, digital literacy, entrepreneurship courses, as well as attentive ears, helping hands and knowledge of local resources.
Benta Neves do Nascimento until her 83 years served the community of Cidade de Deus supporting women, bringing to their project to participate women in different phases of life.
I am grateful to Mme. Benta for everything I learned from her and for being my friend and teacher.