O To beach on February 1st, it served 82 bathers through follow-up carried out by 97 volunteers. The free initiative took place from 8:12 am to 2:XNUMX pm, on Ondina beach (in front of the IBR Institute) and, in addition to musical performances, it featured a tribute to Iemanjá, in reference to the February XNUMX festivities. Bathers, volunteers, teachers and students from Bahiana organized a basket made up of natural roses donated by the project participants themselves. The symbolic tributes were taken to the sea through a procession.
Bather Robson Regis dos Santos reported that he has already participated in the four consecutive days of the ParaPraia 2020 season and that, for 6 years, he has always been present: “The initiative is very good, as it gives encouragement to the disabled and people with reduced mobility. I feel valued and welcomed”. Fábio Messias Bernardo, who also participated in ParaPraia on the four consecutive days, pointed out that it is extremely pleasant to take a swim in the sea and that he intends to attend in the next days of the action.
Márcia Pereira Santos is a student of the 8th semester of the Physiotherapy course at Bahiana and is already participating for the third year as a volunteer in the project. The student highlighted the social role of ParaPraia: “Providing safe sea bathing for people with reduced mobility helps us to develop a sense of humanity and contributes to the socialization and well-being of bathers”.