Change Lives of 100 High Risk Teen Mums in Brazil

 
$8,870
$16,130
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May 15, 2012

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Dear Supporter,

We'd like to update you on our most recent workshop activities!

Over the last few months the project educator and psychologist have been working together closely in leading the activities with the Pregnant Teen and Teen Mother and Newborn Groups. The main theme of the workshops given has been Professional Orientation and Life Plans. Within this theme the subjects discussed have included self-knowledge, information about professional training courses, profiles for different professions/occupations, personal skills and the job market.

During the workshops, it has been possible to observe the interests of the project attendees in different professions and whether or not they believe in their capacity to achieve their desires with regard to these interests. The staff have constantly sought to develop activities that encourage the attendees to believe in themselves more. For example, they introduced a board game that focuses on the choice of a profession and gives the opportunity for guided discussions on the responsibilities of different jobs, work environments and the return that each individual expects from their work. As each attendee began to think about the possibility of planning a career, they became more and more motivated and self-confident.

In the last workshop on the theme of Professional Orientation and Life Plans each attendee wrote their own CV. This theme, however, will permeate all actions of the project staff throughout the year and they will return to it periodically in the ongoing workshops with the Pregnant Teen and Teen Mother and Newborn Groups, as well as sending project attendee CVs to vacant positions and searching for entry registration to different training courses.

Through working on this theme, several project attendees have realized that they must first return to school level studies since most professional training courses require that each participant has graduated from High School.

We, the project team, would like to extend our deepest thanks for your interest in and support of our work and the project beneficiaries would also like to express their deep gratitude to you for helping to make positive change a reality in their lives.

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Emma Sara Boustead

Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brazil

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