Train 360 youths for the workplace in Sao Paulo


Our organization has come to a turning point. Important decisions will have to be taken regarding our growth capabilities. It is obvious that with the increasing number of pupils, the organization is having to cope with a more difficult financial situation.

From March 2013 till today more than 500 pupils attended classes at Associação Danyann. This is well above what we were expecting (the target was 360 for the year).

The increase comes from the fact that we have new programs to allow the families of the students to also attend certain classes (manicure, crafts, cooking). We are also offering lectures to the parents on different matters such as environment, family planning, drug prevention.

However, due to this new situation, our cash availability is becoming tighter. Our options are: downsize or take a leap. Our success is very rewarding and WE REALLY WANT TO KEEP GOING AT THIS PACE. However, we need your help to increase our fundraising. Please take the opportunity of the year-end to make donations (gifts, gift certificate and so forth) in order to help us with this important mission. Please also involve your families, friends and co-workers!

We thank you so much on behalf of all the students, young or old, that are benefitting from our classes.

Associação Danyann: "Aprender e Evoluir"

Hello everyone!

The year has started and we already have 146 pupils registered for the following courses: Computer
Skills, Receptionist, English, Verbal Communication, Cooking, Manicure, Sewing
and Guitar.

We keep adapting to the demand of the communities, which explains why new courses are
in and others are out.

We are no longer focusing exclusively on youths given that we have realized that many older people are also
eager to learn and live a more decent life.

Many are interested inour cooking courses and guitar is also a succes.

Things are going well and we seem to have reached our cruise speed.

Thank you all so much for your support!!

Our target was to train 360 youths in 2012. Even though the target was not fully attained, the result is quite encouraging. We have trained in total 333 young (and not so young)
people. We added yet another course to train manicures and this course is
proving to be a real success. We have already a very touching story of a 60
year old lady that completed the course and set up her own little business in a
Favela, doing door to door manicure. Of the 333 trained pupils,  227 pupils have successfully
completed a given course. Of course we would have liked all 333 to complete the courses. Nevertheless, those that did not complete the course spent several days with us and were kept of the streets, which is also part of our mission.

All of this would not have been possible without our donors and all the volunteers that got
involved in the project.

Thank you all again for your generous donations!!

Season´s Greetings to all and a very Happy 2013.

We have now registered 268 pupils in 2012 of which 90 dropped out. Therefore 178 pupils (net) were trained so far. A very good performance and we do expect to reach our target of 360 students (net) by year end.

There has been a slight change in our course program which now includes:
receptionist, computing and computer maintenance, cooking, Spanish, English and

We are very pleased overall with our organization, workers and
volunteers who are all doing a great job. Looks like we have reach our cruise speed!

Of course, all this would not be possible without your generous

Thank you all so much!!

We are happy that the number of pupils enrolled is meeting our goal.

The quality of our courses has also improved substantially due to the fact that we are able to pay for better teachers. 

We have already trained 63 youths and another 54 are being trained. We have stopped silkscreen classes and have put in place silkscreen workshops instead, which are more popular and give the youths quicker training. A new workshop has been put in place for Manicure also. 

Here is Sandro's (a pupil) testimony: 

"My name is Sandro and I have been a student of the association for 2 years. I have taken administrative assistant classes and I am  now taking English classes. I am rather suspect to talk about the association because I love this place. I love the quality of the courses and the teachers here have a different behavior, unlike other places where they seem to do their jobs just for obligation. Everybody here seems to be fully dedicated to the cause of the association".

On the less bright side, donations have decreased and we are very much in need of new donators.

Thank you so much to those that have supported us thus far!!

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Maria Bona

Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brazil

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