The extension program BAHIANESCER aims to promote the inclusion of students of Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedicine, Psychology and Physiotherapy in the group of teenagers at UBS Mata Escura (Adolescer com Arte).
The experience guarantees an interaction between students and the community, through the exchange of experiences, discussions and debates related to various themes that permeate “living adolescence in Bahia and Brazil”.
The meetings stimulate reflections on professional training and the insertion of adolescents into the world of work, in addition to emphasizing the concept of health for this audience.
Weekly Activity Schedule
The activities are carried out in the Mata Escura community, aimed at the policy of comprehensive care for young people and adolescents. Several themes are discussed through playful strategies, such as: conversation circle, brainstorming, psychodrama, group dynamics. In the first year of the program, 18 meetings were held, which culminated in the presentation of the musical “Periferia: Território dos Anjos” – scripted from the experiences and discussions promoted – at Teatro Caetano Veloso (UNEB), at ACOPAMEC theater (Forest Forest) and at the XV Scientific and Cultural Exhibition of Bahiana. At XV MCC, Bahianescer also participated with a successful experiences stand, a psychodrama workshop for students from Bahiana and a conversation circle about life project.
The Bahianescer program was conceived by nurses Rosicleide Freitas (coordinator), Ana Maria Santos, Aidê Nunes da Silva and Andreia Lima. The motivation came from the work developed by the community health agent, Lenilson Bento, in the Adolescer com Arte Group, in the Mata Escura neighborhood. Allied to the innovative ideal of its creators, the development of the partnership became possible.
Bahianescer was born from the reception by Bahiana from the expertise of Adolescer com Arte, whose essence is to work on the potential and talents of young people for the arts, as a strategy for approaching a safe and healthy environment for discussions and learning about health promotion.