Feb 6, 2018

Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil

Young Girls Receive Training
Young Girls Receive Training

The Trust for the Americas supports young people from vulnerable communities, to overcome obstacles by teaching courses in professional and technological skills and offering guidance for new economic opportunities. Your support has helped us reach young people in Brazil through our Social Franchise POETA (Partnership for Economic Opportunities through Technology in the Americas).

POETA is a regional initiative that promotes digital literacy, life skills and job readiness to advance economic opportunities for vulnerable groups, particularly at-risk youth, women and people with disabilities. At its core, POETA aims to bridge the inequality gap in the region through a multidisciplinary approach that helps participants develop life plans, start or strengthen social and economic ventures, secure a job, internship or further education opportunities. To this end, POETA operates through a network of technology centers, which are spaces equipped with computers, adapted technologies and learning materials.

 

Abrhão, 25, is a young man from Curitiba with a congenital hearing disability. He completed high school and wanted to study business administration. He joined the POETA center because he was seeking for an employment opportunity in the administrative sector without success.  Abrhão attended courses in computer science, Excel, and accounting, showing great interest and proactivity. Thanks to his participation in the center he is now pursuing his dreams and professional goals. He got an employment opportunity in a University center as an administrative assistant. As an employee, he was awarded a scholarship, which allowed him to pursue administration studies. Abrhão intends to finish his program and then pursue also graduate studies.

With your support, we help youth like Abrhão, who otherwise wouldn’t have easy access to technology and its benefits. People with disabilities and/or economic and social barriers are mostly underrepresented in the fields related to technology. We kindly encourage you to keep donating so that young entrepreneurs like him can access more opportunities. 

Jan 26, 2018

Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil

Young Girls Receive Training
Young Girls Receive Training

The Trust for the Americas supports young people from vulnerable communities, to overcome obstacles by teaching courses in professional and technological skills and offering guidance for new economic opportunities. Your support has helped us reach young people in Brazil through our Social Franchise POETA (Partnership for Economic Opportunities through Technology in the Americas).

POETA is a regional initiative that promotes digital literacy, life skills and job readiness to advance economic opportunities for vulnerable groups, particularly at-risk youth, women and people with disabilities. At its core, POETA aims to bridge the inequality gap in the region through a multidisciplinary approach that helps participants develop life plans, start or strengthen social and economic ventures, secure a job, internship or further education opportunities. To this end, POETA operates through a network of technology centers, which are spaces equipped with computers, adapted technologies and learning materials.

 

Abrhão, 25, is a young man from Curitiba with a congenital hearing disability. He completed high school and wanted to study business administration. He joined the POETA center because he was seeking for an employment opportunity in the administrative sector without success.  Abrhão attended courses in computer science, Excel, and accounting, showing great interest and proactivity. Thanks to his participation in the center he is now pursuing his dreams and professional goals. He got an employment opportunity in a University center as an administrative assistant. As an employee, he was awarded a scholarship, which allowed him to pursue administration studies. Abrhão intends to finish his program and then pursue also graduate studies.

With your support, we help youth like Abrhão, who otherwise wouldn’t have easy access to technology and its benefits. People with disabilities and/or economic and social barriers are mostly underrepresented in the fields related to technology. We kindly encourage you to keep donating so that young entrepreneurs like him can access more opportunities. 

Oct 30, 2017

Empowering Youth with Disabilities in Brazil

Students in Brazil
Students in Brazil

The Trust for the Americas is committed to support young people, from vulnerable communities, to overcome obstacles by teaching courses in professional and technological skills and offering guidance for new economic opportunities. Your support has helped us reach young people in Brazil through our Social Franchise POETA (Partnership for Economic Opportunities through Technology in the Americas).

POETA is a regional initiative that promotes digital literacy, life skills and job readiness to advance economic opportunities for vulnerable groups, particularly at-risk youth, women and people with disabilities. At its core, POETA aims to bridge the inequality gap in the region through a multidisciplinary approach that helps participants develop life plans, start or strengthen social and economic ventures, secure a job, internship or further education opportunities. To this end, POETA operates through a network of technology centers, which are spaces equipped with computers, adapted technologies and learning materials.

Andre, 25, is young man with an intellectual disability from Curitiba., Brazil. After suffering discrimination while working at a supermarket, Andre lost confidence performing his job. He joined the POETA Center in Curitiba. With help from participants and facilitators, Andre was able to learn about technology as well as developing skills to reenter the job market. Thanks to his experience, optimism and development at POETA, Andre was able to obtain a job offer after carrying out an internship. Andre said that learning about technology and how to use it for the work place helped him in this new opportunity.

With your support, we help youth like Andre, who otherwise wouldn’t have easy access to technology and its benefits. People with disabilities and/or economic and social barriers are mostly underrepresented in the fields related to technology. We kindly encourage you to keep donating so that young entrepreneurs 


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