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 The Civil Society Organization (OSC) Núcleo de Apoio ao Pequeno Cidadão, founded in 2002, develops socio-educational actions with children, adolescents and adults living in the most socially vulnerable neighborhoods in the city of São Bernardo do Campo - SP through its facilities. and projects with municipal schools.

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ONG Pequeno Cidadão 2002 - Nossa História

 Since 1996, carrying out social work aimed at education, culture and leisure for the vulnerable population of the municipality of São Bernardo do Campo and officially organized in  July 12, 2002, the  Núcleo de Apoio ao Pequeno Cidadão, a group of friends in the area of education and involved with social issues, started the “Encontro da Criançada”, an annual event held in the streets of less favored neighborhoods of the city with the objective of providing fun experiences in a nice day for children and their families.

 At the event, children and adults could play, listen to stories, dance, produce toys with recycled material, participate in workshops on citizenship, the environment, hygiene and health; everything was offered for free  and it was gratifying to see how much children and families got involved in the activities and discovered their skills while strengthening bonds.

 Wanting to do more for the children, this group of friends started working at EMEB  Otílio de Oliveira in 2000  through the PETI - Program for the Eradication of Child Labor with children who had learning difficulties.  During the activities, the children had the opportunity to express themselves artistically, verbalize their feelings, show  their talents and realize that they were capable of great achievements. With the development of the work, it was realized that the potential of the children was very great  and that the school difficulties they presented reflected the lack of opportunity to experience different learning and social experiences and that they needed attention and encouragement to develop their full potential. 


 The involvement with the children and the result of the work made that group of friends organize and transform the garage of an office, close to the school, into a talent workshop.

  At first,  arts workshops were held with the children once a week; families were invited to activities together, at the end of which a delicious plate of soup was offered. More than food for the body, those meetings brought food for the souls of the participants.


 The Small Citizen Support Center began by serving 10 children and currently the institution, in partnership with municipal schools, serves 100 children.


  In the 18 years of the institution's trajectory, we have already reaped many fruits; children who have become adults and citizens committed to their own lives, to society and to the good of others, who occupy spaces with dignity, who make themselves heard and, above all, know the value of respect and their ability to transform the world.

And now you're here with us to write the next chapters of this story!


Potencializar competências e habilidades de crianças, adolescentes e famílias por meio de vivências sociais, educacionais e culturais; possibilitando o fortalecimento da autoestima e dos vínculos familiares.



Ser referência nacional em ações inovadoras no atendimento socioassistencial de crianças, adolescentes e famílias em situação de vulnerabilidade social.


- Fidelidade à Missão: clareza de propósitos e coerência entre propósitos e ações.

 -Transparência: resultados sociais e financeiros apresentados regularmente à sociedade de modo claro e acessível à todos.

- Respeito a diversidade: tratamento igualitário e oportunidades similares a todos, independente de gênero, raça, orientação sexual, poder aquisitivo e quaisquer outras características singulares de cada pessoa.

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Our team

Ingrid Moraes - ONG Pequeno Cidadão
Ingrid Moraes
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Valkyrie Moraes
General Director
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Adriao Lima - ONG Pequeno Cidadão
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  Mariza de Souza
    Assistente Social   
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Adriano Lima
Social educator
 Educadora Social   
 João de Queiroz 
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 Andréia Andrade 
 Agente de Apoio   
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 Educador Social   

...and  our countless volunteers, family members and other supporters who make our work achieve beautiful results in  of citizens of the future.

Nobody gets far alone.

Awards and Recognitions

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Itaú Unicef Award

Comprehensive Education


Regional Winner

Project Preserving Life

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Itaú Unicef Award

Honorable mention


Regional Winner

Project Preserving Life

Volkswagen in the Community


Citizen Radio


Itaú Unicef Award

believe and do


Regional Winner

Project Preserving Life

Itaú Unicef Award

experiences that transform


Regional Winner

Project Preserving Life

Itaú Unicef Award

All for Education



Grow Project

Itaú Unicef Award

Times and Spaces to learn


Regional Winner

Project Preserving Life

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