Intending to raise awareness and create new ways for individuals to volunteer, Projeto Velho Amigo forged a partnership in 2012 with the Living History Institute.
This project consists of rescuing and recording the telling of real stories lived by senior citizens as well as preserving and registering the fictional stories reported by them. Later these stories are transformed into fairy tales, and told to at-risk children in fragile situations, in hospitals or foster homes. While the children listen to the stories, they are invited to make a drawing, or write a poem or music based on what they heard.
The interpretive artwork made by the children is then brought back to the author of the story. This bridge between generations makes seniors feel valued, by reliving their memories and their stories through the innocent eyes of a child.