Pro Bono

Aware of the social environment in which it operates, TFRA seeks to play an active role in the society being involved in social and cultural activities aimed to provide underprivileged institutions with access to the legal defence and promotion of their rights and interests.

TFRA provides free legal services to social welfare institutions, furthering the human and social development of its lawyers and providing access to law to the less privileged.

Operação Nariz Vermelho

TFRA is proud to cooperate with Operação Nariz Vermelho (ONV) –, whose main purpose is to constantly ensure an intervention program in the Paediatric Services of Portuguese hospitals through the visit of professional clowns. The clowndoctors, in close collaboration with the health professionals, perform actions adapted to each child and each situation.

Through the art and image of the clowndoctors, ONV brings joy to hospitalized children, their families and health professionals, contributing to the improvement of their quality of life and, in some cases, to the recovery of their health condition. Thus by stimulating what is healthy, dedramatizing and attenuating the experience of living in a hospital bed.

ONV visits 17 hospitals every week, having seen its work recognized through the attribution of the Diploma of Recognition of Merit by the Portuguese Medical Association in 2006, the Human Rights Award by the Portuguese Parliament in 2009, and, more recently, the ES+ Seal – High Potential Initiative in Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in the 2012-2014 and 2014-2016 biennium’s.

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