A tutorial program that prepares poor adolescents for entering publicly-funded technical schools.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In Brazil poor adolescents are locked out of the best publicly-funded technical schools because their neighborhood schools do not adequately prepare them to take the competitive exams required for admission. These technical schools that grant degrees in accounting, biochemistry, and information technology represent a crucial leap into an improved social and economic level. PACTO aims to help these youth set educational and professional goals and provide the means to reach them and go beyond.
How will this project solve this problem?
An innovative tutorial program that assists intellectually endowed students in reviewing basic concepts taught in grades 5-8, in response to an urgent need to aid youth with the knowledge necessary to compete in a technology-based global marketplace.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will successfully prepare students for entrance exams for technical schools through competent teaching and motivation.
Total Funding Received to Date: $500
Funding Policy: partial
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 $500 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $19,981.