During your semester at UNIFOR you can also be a part of volunteer and art programs, most of the programs are held inside of the university campus and benefit the poor community that lives close to the university. A certificate is issued at the end of the semester validating all the programs.
In order to encourage some art activities such as Theater, Dance, Singing and Instrumental Music, the Edson Queiroz Foundation through the University of Fortaleza is a great developer and supporter of the arts groups:
Mirante Group of Unifor´s Theatre
The Unifor Theater Group Mirante is composed by 15 members, including students and members of the external community. The actors have theatrical formation and develop children's and adult plays. Thus, the group contributes to the formation of a solid theatrical base in the city of Fortaleza, enhances the local theater by encouraging new staging and promoting artistic interventions. To possibible to join the group, but it is necessary to go through an audition with the coordinator, prof. Hertenha Glauce.
UNIFOR Dance Company
The Unifor Dance Company is composed by 16 dancers, all students of the University of Fortaleza, based on classical and modern dance, the company develop choreographies in both styles and some thematic plays that fill the Company's creative presentations with sparkle. It is possible to join the dance company after an audition with the coordinator, prof. Marcio Carvalho
The Unifor Choir is composed by 30 components among students, staff and members of the external community. The choir plays musical pieces in various tones and rhythms, in the voices of sopranos, bass, tenors and basses, and bring joy to many people. To compose the group it is necessary to participate in audition with coordinator, conductor Luis Carlos Prata.
Unifor Camerata is a chamber orchestra is formed of 18 musicians, featuring eclectic instrumental and classical music featuring violins, viola, cello, sweet flute, transverse flute, clarinet, sax, and piano. Coordinated and conducted by conductor Marcus Vinicius Cardoso, violinist, the group also records their own albums and many other artists. To be a part you need to audition with coordinator Marcus Vinicius and have your own instrument.
Big Band UNIFOR
The Big Band Unifor is formed by 17 musicians and with instruments typically from American, featuring saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, guitar, acoustic bass and drums, Big Band Unifor regularly performances under the baton of the conductor Robson Lima. The repertoire is quite diverse, from big band classics to the most popular productions, including bossa nova, samba, funk, frevo, among others, always with a jazzy outfit and arrangements by established musicians. To be a part, you need to audition and have your own instrument.
Social esponsability Projetcs
Social Responsibility Projects
The Project acts through playful work with those interned in the following institutions: Children’s Hospital Albert Sabin, Nucleus of Integrated Medical Attention, Support House Sol Nascente, House Torres de Melo and Pediatric Center of Cancer. The age group of the project acting goes of preschool age until elderly people. It is used various techniques to socialize the competencies and abilities of the volunteer students adaptable to the institution’s needs. The work of the Jovem Voluntário (Young Volunteer) consists in providing moments of joy, relax through drawing, painting, storytelling, playing games, puppets etc., and has as main reason humanize medical consults and bandage through ludic work with those interned in hospitals or need to be kept in institutions for medical care.
Besides make the students aware of how contribute to their community, so they might learn how to deal with different social and economic realities and train young people to exercise their solidarity, citizenship and their rights, as volunteers, in society’s transformation. Moreover, the projects seeks to contribute with the partner institutions to help the next one by doing something to improve other’s life, either in the community service or in the Program’s administration.
Elementary School of Application Yolanda Queiroz
The Elementary School of Application Yolanda Queiroz is located within the campus of the University of Fortaleza, serves the children of unifor employees and the children living in Dendê Community and surrounding the institution. Currently, the school has 540 children enrolled from aged 4 to 12 years old. The classes take places in the morning from 7: 30 am to 11:30 am and from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The curriculum includes Informatics, English, Physical Education, Children’s Literature, Music and Arts classes, besides the regular disciplines. The pedagogical action is based on a social interactionist proposal where the children are the protagonist in the construction of knowledge and the teacher is a mediator of this learning. Understanding that learning happens at all times and social interactions are privileged moments for this, the school is open to receive the academic community for the exchange of knowledge through active participation in the routine of children. The school is patterned in academic practice space for University students that play a role in their field of practice for the development of research in many areas. For International Students interested in doing volunteer work, the school offers four hours per week, divided in two days to participate in the different activities and age range.