This project will support the development of a new after-school program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the sustainability and growth of 3 current programs in New York, USA; Casablanca, Morocco; and Klamath (Yurok Tribe), California providing 60 high school students living in low-income communities with the opportunity to interact via videoconference and exchange their ideas and talents through the implementation of service projects positively affecting communities in the local and global level.
From the low-income neighborhoods of Casablanca to the housing projects of the Bronx, there are numerous boundaries preventing teens from expanding their knowledge, having access to professional opportunities, and succeeding in a global society. Despite living in an interconnected world, youth remain excluded because of economical divides, lack of access to technology and discrepancies in public educational systems. This project will affect 60 high school students in Morocco, the US and Brazil.
We provide each participants with the necessary tools to succeed in a globalized and competitive world. Our workshops prepare our participants for their:
1. professional development: college prep, resume & cover letter writing, proficiency of multimedia & digital tools, language instruction
2. global citizenship: analyzing and addressing local & global issues by directly connecting with peers who are facing the same issues through a different cultural lens, developing critical thinking skills
The project will run in five different communities serving over 60 high school students around the world allowing them to use the different skills and competencies acquired throughout the program to actively participate and succeed in a more globally integrated world and positively develop their respective communities.
"Hi my name is Esmeralda, Dounia Project is very helpful for me to learn about other cultures and how other people live and it helps expand the way I see people from other cultures." - Esmeralda Nivar, 15 years old participant from the Bronx, NY
Total Funding Received to Date: $4,535
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $65,465
Total Funding Goal: $70,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).