Through platforms like Zoom Meeting, Whatsapp and Google Classroom, NEOJIBA members participate on virtual classes, with tasks and goals to achieve established according to each one’s musical level.
The classes are daily, lasting from 1h to 1h30. It can be one-to-one, where coordinators teach one member at a time and/or a member teaches a coleague in a lower technical level, the classes can also be made by groups of instruments or musical formations, like the classes and/or choirs and orchestras’
rehearsals. Since the beginning of NEOJIBA ONLINE, big names of the international concert music, like Midori and David Grimal, also joined NEOJIBA
members in virtual classes. The beneficiaries are also given homework, such as to prepare excerpts of musical pieces, technical studies or to execute complete songs, which are analyzed and guided by teachers at each meeting.
Other than that, they record videos, each one from your home, in groups of instruments or formations, like the choirs and the orchestras. Some of these videos were produced together with formations from other countries as Bolivia, France and Switzerland. All of the videos are available on our social media and many of them were broadcasted by the media.
All NEOJIBA members also received a pedagogical material to practice at home. As all of them have borrowed instruments by NEOJIBA, they can continue their studies while in-person activities are suspended.
NEOJIBA motto “Learns who Teaches” (“Aprende quem Ensina”, in Portuguese), became even stronger during this period.
The scholarship musicians from the main formations of the Program became godfathers and godmothers of the youngest members, by collaborating with their musical activities online. Also, all of the beneficiaries were stimulated to teach their families a bit about what they learn with the activities.
By using strategies like this, we guarantee the continuity of our beneficiaries’ musical practices, increasing their self-steam, motivation and maintaining a healthy study routine, helping children, teenagers, young people and their families to overcome this moment of crisis.
NEOJIBA Social Development sector has adapted its consultations and activities to online mode, following the guidelines given by the Social Work and Psychology Councils. During this pandemic period, Program technicians continue working by making phone calls, sending WhatsApp messages and doing videoconferences to the members and to their families.
Beyond individual assistance, the social-educational activities in group were adapted to the online mode. The meetings are planned and carried out by our
technical team and professionals invitated to talk about specific themes, according to each groups’ needs. Among the highlights are the online meetings with families and critical reflection activities with the beneficiaries, such as Thinking of the Future, which approaches to the topics of life and career planning.
The requests related to mental health are growing and tend to worsen in times of social distancing. In addition, the sector's guidelines related to social assistance benefits and emergency aid, referrals related to health in general and referrals to safety nets that work to combat the violation of rights have also grown.