The spiritualistic community
Casa de São Francisco de Assis was founded in 1975. For ten
years the meetings took place either at the house of its founder,
Celi de Menezes Bomfim, or in properties rented. Until the year
of 1985, when our main location was donated by a friend of the House.
At the moment, we could start the construction of the building for
the Daycare. The first step was to reform the old construction that
was built in 1905, counting only on the help of the people who agreed
with the cause. New campaigns and events were promoted so that we
could furnish the whole space destined to our social activities.
We began with distribution of foods bags and babies' trousseaus
and, afterwards, with the help of volunteers we started the medical
and psychological service to the lacking people of the area..
Only in 1996, we could achieve our greatest dream The Santa Clara's
Daycare which started with a group of only 6 students.
Since then our social work increases every year. In 2000 the dental
treatment service was implanted. That was only possible due to the
donation of necessary equipments for the clinic's building.
Nowadays, the Santa Clara's Daycare assists
80 children, using a system of full time activities for children
with ages from 2 to 5 years and 11 months, which corresponds to
Kindergarten, Daycare and Infantile Education. To continue this
work, we have as a goal, to enlarge the Daycare service for 160
children until the end of the Elementary School, which would include
children up to 10, creating like this, the Santa Clara's Daycare-school.