Initiatives sometimes change with unexpected situations.
These past months, due to an increased demand by their parents, we have given special focus to a group of intellectually disabled youths.
Several agents were involved in this mission. We used the help of a Social Assistant, a Psychologist and an Educator. We established partnerships with a Movie Theater Group and two major Supermarket chains in São Paulo.
We did our best in order for the youths to capitalize and improve on what they had already previously learned and added the concepts of citizenship, behavior, ethics, group work etc.
Our initiative was very successful as 15 out of the 20 youths now have a job with our three partners!
A good result that needs to repeat itself!
Our activities that consist of training youths for the market place were carried on as usual.
Thank you all for your always very generous donations! Please spread the work on our Association among family and friends.
Little by little we are realizing that there is a strong demand for activities for kids between 6 and 13 years of age. The objective, of course, is to keep them off the streets and teach them some sort of activity.
This year we are therefore changing our focus somewhat and are developing most of our activities for kids.
Three out of the five day week are devoted to kids and the other two are reserved for grown ups.
This new way of organizing activities is being a lot more effective.
Activities remain about the same.
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Thank you all again for you support and please divulge our initiative to family and friends!
Despite the fact that we did not reach the number of students we had forecasted for 2014, we are very satisfied with the quantity and the quality of the courses we have provided our youths (and the elderly!). It is rewarding to see that Associação Danyann: Aprender e Evoluir now has a name and a reputation and is spontaneously looked for for courses.
Two new and very important initiatives were developed in 2014:
- We are teaching our students to create awareness about what is happening to our environment. The Association students have started a “Cleaning & Planting” initiative in the surroundings of its premises. Under the supervision of the municipality, students clean the sidewalks and parks and plant trees and bushes (check the photos).
- A small shop was installed in the premises to sell second hand clothes that are donated to the Association. This is helping raise funds for our courses.
Thank you all so much for your generous donations. You can be assured that your help is being well employed!
Please accept our wishes for a very Happy New Year to you, your families and friends! All the best!