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Our story

The Guainumbi Beneficent Association was created in 2001 on the initiative of the social worker and curative pedagogue, Aureliane Maria de Melo Lira, who spent six years living and working in German communities CAMPHILL, for people with intellectual and multiple disabilities.




In Brazil, he coordinated a project for people with disabilities at the Monte Azul Community Association, based on these experiences and the perception of the lack of assistance and meeting the needs of people with intellectual and multiple disabilities in the Jardim Ângela region, he decided to found a new organization, for this to happen, the founder of the Monte Azul Community Association, Ute Craemer, donated a piece of land to Aureliane Lira in Jardim Aracati and the SAGST Foundation sponsored the construction of the entity's headquarters, where this work could be carried out.

After a short period of research in the region, through home visits and institutions, and presentation of the population to be served, Aureliane Lira found that in the entire area covering Jd. Angela and  surroundings, the service to people with disabilities was very precarious.

In three weeks of word-of-mouth applications, 13 people with intellectual and multiple disabilities appeared in Jardim Aracati alone, living in a situation of isolation and incomprehension. Given this reality, the urgent need to carry out projects aimed at serving this population was shown, including, in some cases, the possibility of shelter.

Started the new project with 13 young people and adults with intellectual and multiple disabilities in a rented house in Jd. Aracati, your home.


Aureliane Maria de Melo Lira

To Guainumbi Today

Today the Guainumbi Beneficent Association, through partnerships, continues to expand its service, within the proposal based on anthroposophy, social therapy and curative pedagogy, providing social assistance, school, craft, recreation, weaving workshops, cooking, therapeutic vegetable garden, gardening, joinery, activities of daily living and practical life, physical activities, cultural tours and inclusion activities.

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