Program Details

Centro Diaconal Evangelico Luterano - CEDEL

  • Start Date 2017-08-03
  • End Date: 2018-08-05

  • Location: Porto Alegre

Centro Diaconal Evangélico Luterano - CEDEL, is a philanthropic project born in 2000 and based on the social and assistant work with children and adolescents from 7 to 16 years old.

The mission of CEDEL is to contribute to the global development of the society, with a learning based on respect, love, autonomy with responsibility. The objective is to develop educational processes and actions which can transform the local culture into a no-violence culture and to strengthen the familiar and communitarian ties of children and families living in the area, all in social risk situation. 


The volunteer will be living with a host family that will provide lodge and board.

CEDEL provides a safe space in which the children are listened and stimulated to reflect and interact. Children who study at school in the morning, stay in CEDEL in the afternoon and vice versa: they are attended trough a program called Programa de Serviço de Apoio Sócio Educativo (SASE). There are also two other programs turned to integrate the families and the local community: Núcleo de Apoio Sócio Familiar (which support more than 40 poor families) and Telecentro (informatic centre open to all the community).
CEDEL offers alternative education trough different activities, such as informatics, language
lessons, sports and games, art workshops, dance etc. All these activities want to permit to
children to understand the importance of autonomy, of sense of responsibility and cooperation, and to exercise their citizenship.

It is important that the volunteer has a high motivation to work with very active children and adolescents that sometimes have great difficulties with respecting the adults. He/she has to have social commitment, be open minded and very creative. He/she has to have some skills or knowledge, in order to create his/her own project: to be able to sing, to dance, to play some instruments, to be interested in recycling matters, to be able to teach some new sports, informatics or languages, to realize some simple arts workshops etc.

An important thing is that he/she is pro-active and dynamic.

How to get there?
International Airport: Porto Alegre (POA)
Domestic Airport:


2.200,00 EUR( 6 MTS)

3.300,00 EUR (12 MTS)