Mar 27, 2020

Dream Learn Work 11th Report on GlobalGiving

DLW students at graduation ceremony
DLW students at graduation ceremony

DLW is a Norwegian NGO, and our mission is to give brazilian young adults, from less developed areas, fair opportunities for a better future, through education and employment.

 

Introduction

Dear friend of Dream Learn Work, many new features from this first quarter of 2020. The year has already started at full speed and we have some exciting news to share with you. Thank you all for your support and engagement with our organization. Here are some of our latests updates.

 

JANUARY 

 

DLW Graduation Ceremony 

Our traditional event took place in January, and this year we were celebrating a historic goal. The completion of 113 courses that included various types of professional qualifications, as well as technician courses, language courses and even completion of a college undergraduate! It was a year of great results for our organization and for our participants.

The ceremony included the participation and speeches of many representatives of companies that support and believe in our work, as well as a very motivating speech by the Consul General of Norway in Rio de Janeiro, Marianne Fosland. Throughout the event, several participants gave inspiring and thankful testimonials about their trajectories with DLW.

 

 

FEBRUARY 

 

Students follow-up & mobilizations

Our month of February this year was mostly reserved for planning future events and mobilizations, in addition to individualized follow-ups of our active participants. In the search for continuous professional qualification and placement and/or replacement in the job market. 

 

MARCH 

 

Gender Equality and Sustainability

DLW held the seminar “Gender Equality and Sustainability” whose theme encompassed several UN SDGs, and we would like to thank immensely everyone who was able to attend the day, and all the speakers in general, and in particular, to all the incredible women speakers, who shared their experiences, knowledge and voices. Leaving a strong messages to everyone present.

 

Leme Beach Cleaning

Our organization promoted a super beach cleaning campaign, held in Praia do Leme in celebration of the International Women's Day, aiming at the debate and collective awareness on issues about gender equality and sustainability.

Our efforts resulted in 120 kg of waste removed, including micro waste, from the beach in just 2 hours of mobilization! It was a great weekend schedule on a Saturday morning, not only to leave the beach clean, but also to bring together families and friends who set out to learn, teach and act on behalf of Mother Nature and show that the transformation is collective.

 

New Kincaid Partnership

In 2020, Kincaid has decided to start investing in Dream Learn Work.They have been helping our organization with legal issues on a pro bono basis, and have always supported us in our mission to give young people from non privileged areas opportunities for a better future through access to education and professional qualification, since day one.

In recent years, they have shared their office space to hold our traditional annual graduation ceremony for our participants. A very special moment, that manages to synthesize all the struggle and conquest of our young people in the pursuit of their dreams.

Gender Equality and Sustainability Seminar
Gender Equality and Sustainability Seminar
Leme Beach Cleaning with DLW'ers & volunteers
Leme Beach Cleaning with DLW'ers & volunteers
New Kincaid Partnership
New Kincaid Partnership
Dec 31, 2019

Dream Learn Work 10th Report on GlobalGiving

DLW visits Brunel Brazil's office for workshops.
DLW visits Brunel Brazil's office for workshops.

DLW is a Norwegian NGO, and our mission is to give brazilian young adults, from less developed areas, fair opportunities for a better future, through education and employment.

 


Introduction

Many new features from the fourth and last quarter of Dream Learn Work in 2019. Several visits to partner companies, participants having more job opportunities and many memorable moments happened during these last months. Here are some of our latests updates. Enjoy! Thank's all for the support during this year and we hope to continue bringing great news in 2020. 


OCTOBER

Visits at Brunel

We had the incredible opportunity to take a group of students to visit Brunel’s office, one of our partner companies, located in Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro. Brunel is an international service provider specialized in recruitment and selection and the meetings were aimed primarily at helping youngsters prepare to enter the job market with some of the experienced recruiters working there.

It was a privilege to be able to get these young people now entering the job market to talk to recruitment specialists. We were very happy with the result, the visits were extremely fruitful and the participants came out more prepared, more experienced and much more confident. Many thanks to Brunel Brazil's workforce for these memorable moments.

DNB visit at WeWork

DLW received invitations from many partner companies to take our students to visit their headquarters. These events are crucial for young people to have contact with the professional world.

We are beyond happy that so many companies have recently opened their doors to welcome us and that we have several other visits planned for these last months of the year.

One of our last experiences was with DNB, which took our students to the WeWork facilities for a chat, a new dynamic that worked really well and gave young people the opportunity to meet two large companies simultaneously and further expand their network even more.

 

NOVEMBER

Human Development Closure

The classes were thought to promote the development of cognitive skills and interpersonal skills, work on issues of major contemporary importance, such as ethics and prejudice, and prepare youngsters for the current job market. This grade makes it an extremely relevant course for most students, who often never had contact with people outside their community and have no professional experience.

Among the students’ closing statements, what most people said was that the course was life changing, opening minds and broadening horizons. In addition, many students commented that the course was a long exercise in self-awareness, with more confident and self-esteeming people after graduation. Another highlight was the lessons on the job market.

Dreams Come True

As part of the final stage of DLW’s cycle, divided into the Dream, Learn and Work phases, the institution seeks to introduce the student to the job market. This introduction happens in a variety of ways, such as visits to partner companies, workshops and mentoring programs. All of these activities are fundamental for students, as they make them more prepared to begin their professional journey.

Recently DLW have been able to go a step further, as many partner companies have been asking for resumes to recruit our students and with each new opportunity more qualified and determined youngsters get recommend. This is how Karol, Marceli and Rômulo, DLW students, were hired as young apprentices at Subsea 7, a maritime-oriented engineering, construction and services company and a global leader in delivering offshore projects and services to the energy sector.

DLW is sure that they’ll be very successful at Subsea 7. The goal is for all students to have this kind of experience and more and more partner companies to recruit from Dream Learn Work.

 

DECEMBER

Norwegian Consul Visit

DLW had the honor to welcome the Consul General of Norway in Rio de Janeiro, Marianne Fosland, to our office. Since the beginning of DLW, we have always had a very close relationship with the consulate. Marianne arrived in Brazil in the middle of 2019 and this was her first visit to DLW’s office.

The Consul’s visit to DLW was intended to further strengthen the Norwegian government’s relationship with DLW, and in addition to getting to know the institution better and visiting the administrative headquarters, the Consul also met some of the DLW participants who were here to attend activities and individual follow-ups.

Beach Cleaning Initiative

DLW in partnership with the Aqualung Institute and TFF promoted a cleaning effort in Flamengo Beach. Besides helping to clean the beach, the day promoted a lot of experience exchange among the involved and also served to celebrate the week of volunteering.

Nearly 60 kilograms of garbage was collected with the help of the youngsters and their families and countless volunteers who signed up through the campaign launched by DLW. Everyone worked in pairs to increase motivation, and in the end the garbage was weighed and those who collected the most garbage received special prizes in addition to the giveaways given to everyone who participated.

DLW participants visit WeWork facilities via DNB.
DLW participants visit WeWork facilities via DNB.
Students Human Development course last class.
Students Human Development course last class.
Marceli, Romulo and Karol, hired at Subsea 7.
Marceli, Romulo and Karol, hired at Subsea 7.
Visit of the Norwegian Consul at DLW's office.
Visit of the Norwegian Consul at DLW's office.
Volunteering Clean Up in Flamengo Beach
Volunteering Clean Up in Flamengo Beach
Oct 3, 2019

Dream Learn Work 9th Report on GlobalGiving

Participant Chef's Dream in Portugal
Participant Chef's Dream in Portugal

DLW is a Norwegian NGO, and our mission is to give brazilian young adults, from less developed areas, fair opportunities for a better future, through education and employment.




Introduction

Many new features from the third quarter of Dream Learn Work. Several events, participants interviews, job opportunities and memorable moments continue happening with our organization and we will update them here for you. Enjoy!

JULY 

Participant Chef’s Dream

In an interview with DLW, Pedro talked a little about his past, present and future and also shared some of his dreams and expectations. Check it out:

“I have always been very dedicated and hardworking but at some point I felt overwhelmed and thought about giving up. It was thanks to the help of my family, friends and DLW that I was able to push through and move on.

I’ve worked at many big restaurants in Rio, where I won important awards and grew a lot, so much that now I received a work opportunity in Portugal! It’s going to be a challenge but I know every notorious chef had to overcome challenges, which is why I’m very excited. My dream now is to become an international known chef, a reference, and I think this will be the first step.

I wanted to give the younger participants the same message I want to give my daughter: be humble, show interest, and invest in your education that you will go far,” says Pedro (28), Rio de Janeiro – RJ.

Karanba Recruitment

On July 19th our team visited our partner NGO Karanba, located in São Gonçalo. There we conducted our individual follow-ups with the active participants, which allow us not only to keep track of their progress in real time but also to keep the communication between us constant so that we can always help them in the best way possible.

In addition, our second annual recruitment was made. Our project coordinators gave a brief presentation about Dream Learn Work to explain our work and values and the students talked a bit about their stories and dreams. Our new participants were extremely enthusiastic throughout the whole process and we have no doubt that their DLW experience will be a success!

 

AUGUST 

Realizing Study Importance

"I met DLW through the Abrigo Rainha Silvia, one of DLW’s partner NGO, and now I’m having the opportunity to take my first course, which had which has provided me with amazing experiences, both from places I have known, as well as networking and learning. I also discovered a new area, the maritime area, which was amazing.

Five years from now I find myself attending law school or business school, but until I get there I intend to work in the area that I now know thanks to DLW and I really like, the maritime area," says Rômulo (22), Itaboraí – RJ.

Women Empowerment 

"I got pregnant very young, mostly because of lack of information, and the first thing I thought when I found out was that my life was over. My dad didn’t speak to me for a while and everyone was constantly telling me that from that moment on I had to live only for my daughter. A psychologist at my school told me I had to choose between my education and my daughter and so I dropped out of school..

It was with DLW that I learned a woman can be whatever she wants. I had no references of independent women in my family, since my mom never worked and my grandma died a victim of domestic violence. However, at DLW I saw women who didn’t just stayed at home with their kids, which was a huge motivation to study.

Five years from now I see myself financially stable, working at the area that I love, living in a better place and being able to offer my kid all the opportunities she deserves it’s all thanks to DLW. For my part I’m going to give all of me to get there," says Marceli (19), Itaboraí – RJ.

 

SEPTEMBER

Corporate Partner Visit - Wood Group 

Our students had the incredible opportunity to visit two different environments of Wood Group, one of our partner companies.

The participants went to Macaé to visit Wood’s shipyard in the region. There they learned more about the daily life of the professionals who work there and the various job options and opportunities that exist in that environment. The next day, the youngsters went to visit Wood’s office in Barra. On this occasion they had a meeting with experienced HR professionals who gave very useful tips on how to enter the job market. In addition, students took the opportunity to answer all their job search, resume, interviews and work environment questions.

Visits like this are especially important as they offer students the recruiter’s view when looking for a new employee, which enables them to better prepare for entering the job market.

Volunteer Visition to IBPF

First we took a tour through the organization to get to know the place and see where everything happens. Then, the employees from Instituto Bola Pra Frente gave a presentation about the Institute and the long-standing partnership with DLW, considered by both parties as a great success. Finally, the volunteers were able to witness some follow-ups with the students.

Those follow-ups allow us to keep up with students’ progress on their tracks in real time and keep communication between us constant so we can always help students in the best way.

It was certainly a very special experience and with a positive outcome for everyone! 

2nd Karanba Recruitment in Sao Goncalo
2nd Karanba Recruitment in Sao Goncalo
Realizing Study Importance
Realizing Study Importance
Women Empowerment
Women Empowerment
Corporate Partner Visit - Wood Group
Corporate Partner Visit - Wood Group
Volunteer Visitation - IBPF
Volunteer Visitation - IBPF
 
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