Report
ESN Country: 
Portugal
Guilherme
Date of the event: 
Tuesday, 4 December, 2018
Goal of the event: 
Bringing happiness through music to people with mental deisabilities
Short description of the event: 
ESN Minho went, in cooperation with the non-profit organisation SYnergia Braga, to the
“IRIS- Instituto de Reabilitação e Integração Social” (Rehabilitation and Social Integration Institute) center
for people with mental disabilities
to brighten their day with holiday cheer with a Christmas concert. We played and sang a series of
Christmas songs and other universally known “happy-tuned” songs. Those who knew the songs
sang along, those who didn’t danced, and everybody laughed a lot!
Did you cooperate with another organisation?: 
Yes
Write down the names of the partners you collaborated with.: 
SYnergia Youth Association Braga
Duration of the volunteer activity: 
3h
Number of international students: 
8
Number of "locals" involved: 
5
Number of ESNers involved: 
3
Feedback: 
Everyone enjoyed it so much
that even when we had sung every song, they insisted on singing the same ones all over again! The
activity was the first of its kind for ESN Minho and a resounding success, to certainly be repeated
at the request of both Erasmus and the members and patients of the center.
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