Sorriso de duty has resumed operations with hospitalized children in the capital

With operations interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sorriso de Plantao Extension Project, a partnership between the Dean of Extension of the Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL) and the Dean of Extension of the State University of Health Sciences. Activities in Alagoas (Uncisal) will resume on Saturday, August 6.

Using the artwork of clowns (clowns), play remedy, musical interplay and storytelling, college college students ‘lighten’ the lodging of children and companions in the hospital surroundings at Messio.

According to Soriso de On-Duty Coordinator, Professor María Rosa da Silva, confronted with the new actuality, members tried to carry out actions remotely, but it surely didn’t work very nicely as a consequence of Internet connection issues. Also, the healthcare professionals at the hospital have been busy with their calls for and couldn’t help with the calls with the clowns, as a consequence of which the proceedings have been quickly halted.

“However, throughout the pandemic, Soriso de Duti personally took sure actions. Like Children’s Day and Christmas, to offer presents”, stated the coordinator.


With the pandemic secure, the venture already has a return scheduled for subsequent Saturday, 06. Maria Rosa defined {that a} choice course of was accomplished earlier this yr, which consisted of a check and interview. In June and July, coaching periods are held for chosen members, who research the historical past of clowns, biosecurity, music workshops and different workshops, and even work in hospitals.

Students of varied graduate programs take part in this venture, contemplating that it’s multidisciplinary, the necessities are: to be correctly enrolled in a better schooling establishment, to have the vaccination card up to date and to not be in the closing yr of the course.

Maria Rosa considers that, to take part in Soriso de Duty, “the scholar must have loads of availability for others, as a result of in the venture he can have the alternative to apply altruism, solidarity, teamwork. The expertise additionally contributes to coaching as an expert, not solely in well being, however in all areas”.

Despite conducting actions in hospitals, the members are there not as lecturers or professionals, however as hospital clowns, aiming to deliver enjoyable to the remedy of inmates and brighten their day.

The college students concerned additionally obtain a certificates of 150 hours of extension exercise issued by Uncisal, one yr after their work, which can be utilized for the versatile workload required by universities.

Hope to return

Kelvin Odilon, journalism scholar and monitor chief of Soriso de Plantao, stated he’s trying ahead to the venture’s return. The younger man was already working at Daisy Breda Hospital in the Levada neighborhood earlier than the epidemic, however sufferers and workers have been transferred to the Children’s Hospital.

“So every thing is new, the hospital, the surroundings, the new members of the venture, it solely will increase the anticipation of our return after a two-year break”, stated Kelvin.

As lead monitor, Kelvin, like different leaders, has to reach sooner than different members to take data, write them down after which move them on to others, in order that the entire group is conscious of the variety of sufferers, age group, pathology or any incapacity. They are chargeable for organizing which toys and video games shall be most fitted for every affected person and should concentrate on which members need assistance.

The transfers happen on Saturdays, they begin at 2 pm and finish at 5 pm in 5 hospitals of the capital: Hospital Universitario Professor Alberto Antunes (Hupa), General Hospital of the State of Alagoas (HGE), Hospital Escola Dr. Hélvio Auto (HEHA), Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Maceió (Farol Unit) and its most up-to-date addition, Hospital da Crianza.

At the finish of the day, one in every of the members is chosen to jot down a ‘resenha do riso’, an account of the day’s expertise.

In addition to the official shift, volunteer work carries out further actions, in partnership with the Sociedad Alagona de Pediatria and in partnership with Hemoal, it collects blood donors and registers bone marrow. There can also be some work performed on the fringe of Maceo’s seashore.

“In the golden month of August, a breastfeeding journey is deliberate. The groups will conduct their actions at the Santa Monica Maternity School, Women’s Hospital, selling breastfeeding. In September, the month of suicide prevention, Soriso de Plantao has been invited for some performances”, the instance of Maria Rosa.

Emotions that overflow

The coordinator additionally stated that some individuals who have already graduated, who entered the venture whereas at college, have remained till at the moment. They, alongside with the new members, are excited to be again at the hospital.

“Members are excited and the pleasure with this prospect is nice for each new and previous. It’s an emotion that overflows as a result of we have been ready quite a bit for this second”, enthuses Maria.

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