Social Development is one of the guiding principles of the State Centers of Youth and Children Orchestras of Bahia (NEOJIBA). The members of these groups, in contact with the collective musical work of excellence, are guided to discipline, effort, concentration, the methodical search for their goals and various reflections that seek to promote their social integration. In this training process, children, adolescents and young people feed back into their daily lives through the expansion of these experiences to their family and social life.
To accompany this process, NEOJIBA has a Social Development sector formed by professionals in the areas of Social Work and Psychology, who provide individualized and / or group psychosocial care services to members and their families. Dialogue, listening, interpretation and analysis are fundamental elements for understanding the aspects that involve the social reality of this audience.
Every year, the Social Development sector of NEOJIBA prepares the diagnosis called Social Map, which consists of socioeconomic characterization and identification of situations of vulnerability and / or social risk of the families served in all Centers of the Program. From this analysis, NEOJIBA makes the referrals to the Rights Guarantee System (health, education and social assistance) and makes interventions with the family and / or member. The sector also mobilizes a network of volunteers and private sector partners, who provide free assistance to families and children in situations of vulnerability in the area of health and psychological care.
All members of school age are accompanied by professionals from the Social Development sector of NEOJIBA, through proof of enrollment, school bulletins and meetings with parents and schools. The meetings with family members and / or those responsible for the social, family and community monitoring of the members are held every six months and are carried out to strengthen the importance of education in the training of children, adolescents and young people. The graduates of the Program are monitored by telephone or in person. Members, family members and teaching staff also receive training and participate in socio-educational workshops