Brazil Has 42 Million Volunteers

    Brazil’s National Volunteer Day was commemorated yesterday, August 28. According to a study conducted by the United Nations (UN) in 2002, Brazil has around 42 million people engaged in volunteer activities and is considered by the UN the country that has advanced the most in this type of work in recent years.

    Volunteer work gained momentum in Brazilian society in the decade of the 1980’s, when the movement Citizenship Action against Extreme Poverty and for Life, led by Herbert de Souza, known as Betinho, got started.


    An example is Jairo Miranda, who founded the Golden Kids Association (AMO, Associação Meninos de Ouro) five years ago to take care of needy children and adolescents in the Federal District and surrounding region.


    To commemorate Volunteer Day, the athletes he has trained went to the City Park to compete in the Soldier’s Run.


    “Volunteer work is very gratifying. Donating your time, without earning anything in return, is a very human act,” observes Miranda, who dedicates himself to the AMO three times a week.


    Miranda recalls that being a volunteer means contributing unremunerated services in favor of the community, and he underscores the importance of this work for the country’s socio-economic development.


    “To be a volunteer, all you need is to be interested and willing to help others,” he said.


    Agência Brasil

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (1)

    • Guest

      bellalisa123
      information

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Alexandre Tombini

    Brazil Top Economic Authorities Deny Country Is in a Recession

    Brazil is far from stagflation, central bank chief Alexandre Tombini said, forecasting the economy ...

    Electoral Fraud Still Rampant in Brazil

    The President of Brazil’s Federal Electoral Court (TSE), Minister Sepúlveda Pertence, declared that the ...

    Brazilian Soldiers Get Vocational Training

    Brazilian federal government’s Soldier Citizen project should train over 18.6 thousand members of the ...

    Industry Federation Wants Brazil to Develop Domestic Nanotechnology

    At the International Congress of Nanotechnology, Thursday, July 7, the president of the Federation ...

    Brazil’s Donations to Tsunami Victims in Search of Plane

    Sohaku Bastos, the head of the Sri Lanka consulate office in Rio de Janeiro, ...

    Michel Temer

    Brazil: Threats and Altercation Inside Rousseff Administration’s Coalition

    The vice president of Brazil, Michel Temer, admitted publicly “differences” inside the administration of ...

    Brazil Ready to Face a Bolivian Gas Shut-Off

    Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy and Petrobras informed, yesterday, that the supply of ...

    Poll Gives Brazil’s Lula Presidency Again by a Landslide

    Less than two weeks from Brazil’s second-round presidential election the final results are already ...

    Brazil Might Leave Bolivia and Appeal to International Court

    Brazilian Energy Minister Silas Rondeau said yesterday, October 23, there has been progress in ...