The Social Program Gotas de Flor com Amor
helps 300 disadvantaged children and teenagers from ages 6 to 17, living at the Favela (shanty town) Água Espraiada and nearby shanty town streets in the city district of Brooklin, in the southern zone of the city of São Paulo.
Many of these children come from “broken homes” having almost no contact with a father, and carry a history of violence and exposure to drug abuse (more details about the Program in this PDF).
This Social Program has the purpose of not only taking these children from the streets for part of the day, but also of giving them basic concepts of citizenship, preparing them for a better future.
The distinctive feature of this Social Program named Gotas de Flor com Amor is the fact that it offers flower essences for the kids, their families, as well as for teachers and staff, and this is what gives it its unusual name that means Flower Drops with Love.