CEAC@DIGITAL is an internet and graphics service center in Morro dos Macacos, a Rio de Janeiro slum. The center provides job skills and income earning opportunities for residents of all ages.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
CEACA-VILA is a part of the Center for Digital Inclusion, an NGO who promotes social and digital inclusion through IT and civic engagement schools. Expanding the center's infrastructure will allow CEACA-VILA to be self-sustainable and will provide 30 jobs and internships for our graduates. This Rio de Janeiro slum, or favela, harbors 35,000 and is racked by violence and drug trafficking problems. Internet access and IT skills will promote vital social and economic development in the community.
How will this project solve this problem?
Our educational programs provide social and IT skills training. At our service center, graduates and students put these skills to use in through jobs/internships; the computer services offered increase the income earning potential of the community.
Potential Long Term Impact
CEAC@DIGITAL's will have a tremendous impact in digital inclusion and sustainable income for all the educational projects carried by CEACA-VILA in the long-term. It will better meet the increasing demand for services and training and generate jobs
Total Funding Received to Date: $14,004
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $14,004 . The original project funding goal was $20,000.