Children Village Morning Star
Victor Margot, former Belgian missionary in Japan, arrived in São Sebastião da Amoreira, north of Paranà, in 1974. He was shocked by the poverty and high infantile mortality worsened by the “black” frost that destroyed the coffee plantations in 1975.
Father Victor would open asylum an shelter with the help of benefactors and complete his dream in building the Morning Stgar Village in 1989 for abandoned children.
Taking over by the Brothers of Charity
Nine years later the village would be entrusted to the care of two Brothers of Charity. Children in situation of risk, sent to the village by the judge, receive regular psychological and pedagogical support, health and dental care, and benefit of material conditions they never enjoyed. They are prepared for a better life and re insertion into the society as soon as possible.
How does it work?
- children, boys and girls, from 0 to16 years, are living in family houses and family relationship with a couple or a social mother.
In 2007 the Village began to answer to a new need of the rural community. A new association, in collaboration with the municipalities, organises the formation of monitors to guide the youth and street children of their region.
The formation prepares for socio cultural animation and takes place on the premises of the village during the weekends. The formation covers four areas : environment and ecology, street animation, animation of people with handicap, culture and library. This new program opens the horizons of the children of the village and puts the brothers and the village in dynamic interrelation with the greater community.
Aldeia Infantil “ Estrela da Manhã ”
Rua Papa João XXIII nº 540
São Sebastião da Amoreira
Parana – Brasil