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.