The new coronavirus pandemic imposed social isolation and led to the closure of schools across the country. The guidelines of government agencies and the World Health Organization show us that the moment of facing the disease requires unity to be successful in this battle. Attentive to the events and the needs of its different audiences and society, the Braziian Olympic Committee (BOC), through Transform, a program to promote the Olympic Values, starts this Saturday, the 23rd, the donation of masks and about 1,400 baskets to teachers, staff and family members of students from four Municipal Olympic Schools in Rio de Janeiro (EMOCs). These schools have been working with Transform methodology since 2019.
“We believe, more than ever, that we need to be close and united in order to overcome this difficult moment in our history. The donation of basic baskets and masks to all teachers, employees and families of students from the four Municipal Olympic Schools in Rio de Janeiro reflects the spirit of collaboration preached by the philosophy of Olympism. COB believes in the transforming power of this networking with the school community, a partner of Transform. We hope, soon, that we can meet in person! ”said BOC President Paulo Wanderley Teixeira.
The basic baskets and the masks will be delivered to the Schools, which will make the distribution following a protocol that provides adequate flow and distances. Each family will receive four masks.
The Transforma Program takes the Olympic theme to schools in schools, passing through all disciplines, providing students from the 1st to the 5th year of Elementary Education at EMOCs with the development of socio-emotional skills through the Olympic Values, which are friendship, respect and excellence . The initiative is a partnership between the Municipal Secretariat of Education of Rio de Janeiro and the BOC signed in 2018.
In addition to donations to EMOCs, the BOC is developing other actions aimed at society during the pandemic, apart from several measures to protect the national sports system. Between them:
• Digital campaigns to raise awareness of the prevention protocols for the new coronavirus (# UmÚnicoTime and #TimeBrasilemCasa);
• Creation of recreational material made available free of charge by the COB website and social networks for children (coloring books and pastimes);
• Institutional support in the #VencendoJuntos campaign, which is uniting sport. The project seeks to raise R $ 10 million in donations of basic food baskets for 33 thousand families during 3 months.