Started with a childhood dream:
” At four years of age, I had a dream. In it I saw myself very old, with a wrinkled, happy face, surrounded by small children in a very green place, with schools, sports fields and even hospitals surrounded by a lot of nature. A dream so special that I spent much of my childhood imagining what this paradise of children would be like…”
Is about building a Solidarity Global Community… That was born from the purity of a childs dream…
VILA DOS SONHOS is a great dream of Onda Solidária and has been developed through intense research, studies and visits to socio-environmental projects, ecological design and construction that work the concepts of harmony between the human being and environment.
“VILA” is a centre for learning and training which aims not only to provide opportunities for individuals of any age to develop their personal talents and create better living conditions for themselves and their families, but also to share ethical values and structures that aim towards a truly sustainable life model. It is based on an inspirational model of social action at local level which can, however, be replicated elsewhere in the country and abroad.
The VILA will contribute to a better and more caring world through experiences and practices which focus on the transformation of the individual and of society towards its own independence and citizenship.
We develop social projects for and with children, young people and commnunities between Rio and Minas region, but we also receive people from all over the world in our dream.
Our social practises include education, environmental and sports projects, all connected with mother nature and we believe in leading by example… Solidarity generates Solidarity. Together and as part of the project we develop many environmental projects from tree planting, eco building, animal care, events and activities to connect people and nature.
We are building this dream together with dreamers and difference makers..
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 4
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
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Whatsapp: + 55 21 99938 8881
If you like it and have ideas, wants to know more information and to be part of it, get in touch ;) You are Very Welcome !!
Bruno Sterenberg says
Miss this place, the beautiful founder and his beautiful intention behind it all. Can’t endorse this magical Eco Social Center enough, a big “VIVA!” to Vila dos Sonhos! Kisses and hugs from far far away, Australia.
Chloé Delbove says
Name: Chloé Delbove
Country / City: Paris
Email: [email protected]
Which Volunteer Program you want?: Complete Volunteer Program
Tell us about you: I graduated recently in a project management master, which allowed me to learn how a project is built and how to run it (economic, financial, accounting, work and corporate law…) It was super intersting and as I have always been passionate about socio-ecological issues, I have been wanting to get involved in projects that are beneficial to people and the nature.
I have been involved in a lot of NGO and association, that were dealing with ecological and societal issues. I did awareness project related to the ecological transition where I would built and entertain whorkshops, and I went teaching in universities. I also gave french lessons to people that just arrived in France and needed to learn it. I also ran a solidarity “grocery store”, which would give away free food each week to students that could not afford it. We also built a community garden and took turns in taking care of it (vegatables and flowers mainly).
Beside ecology and nature, I have always been passionate about art and music, which is something i love to share with others. I have been playing the violin for a couple years as well as learning guitar, and I draw from times to times. I do a lot of artcraft as well, really love to use my creativity to build stuff. I am also learning how to sew right now. I also love food and I cook a lot of different types, especially french (As it is my motherland), reunionese, japanese, korean, and also morroccan. The thing is I turned vegetarian 4 years ago and I learnt how to cook my favorite recipes without any meat/fish that usually requires to 😊 I also do yoga daily, and meditation when I feel like I need a quiet space of mind.
What are your Strengths? : I am a free spirit that can literraly adapt and find joy in anything. I have moved a lot and travelled alone as well, and this brought me this adaptibility.
I am emphatetic and a good listener, I know my friend tell me they can reach to me when they need emotional support.
I am also very organized 🙂
What are your Weaknesses: I would say that sometimes, even though I am working on, I think I am not capable enough and I am afraid to fail, which can lead to fear to do anything.
Previews Experiences: Volunteering, Community Living, Gardening, Music, Art, Handcraft, Marketing, Cooking
How many weeks you want to Volunteer?: More
Estimated Date of Arrival: 9/1/2022
Special Medical Conditions?: None
Why do you want to Volunteer with us?: I would love to come to your land to be part of a community and share good vibes and experiences, while working on your projects. I have always lived in community and it bring out so much hapiness to me. My dream is to learn more about permaculture, ecoconstruction, agroforestry… as I know deep in my heart that I want later in life to go live in a sustainable community, or even build my own some place…. Those knowledges are so valuable !
For example, I have been gardening but I wish to learn more about permacultural techniques on the field because it allow you to truly connect and respect nature at its finest. Anyway, I am a fast learner and I always want to give the best I can 😊
Also, I have always been dreaming about coming to Brazil, I truly want to discover this culture and learn from it, as well as being amazed of what landscape it has to offer. I really want to get out of my comfort zone and keep on living the simple life that has been fulfilling me so far 😊