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
Jul 5, 2019

Dream Learn Work 8th Report on GlobalGiving

1st general meeting with partner NGOs
1st general meeting with partner NGOs

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 second quarter of Dream Learn Work. Several events and memorable moments continue happening with our organization and we will update them here for you. Enjoy!

 

 

APRIL 

 

Partner NGOs Meeting 

The 1st General Meeting with the partner NGOs of DLW, in 2019, took place on a sunny day in Itaboraí, at the headquarters of Abrigo Rainha Sílvia. It was attended by representatives of all our social partner institutions.

The partner institutions that participated in this meeting were: Projeto Karanba (São Gonçalo), Projeto Grael (Niterói – Jurujuba), Instituto Bola Pra Frente (Guadalupe), Abrigo Rainha Sílvia (Itaboraí), Instituto Rogerio Steinberg (Jardim Botânico) Luta Pela Paz/Fight for Peace (Maré). Our partner NGOs play a key role in DLW’s activities. It is with their help and collaboration that we are able to carry out our individual recruitments and follow-ups.

 

Good Deeds Day - Fair 

Annually, DLW takes part in the international event Good Deeds Day, arranged in Brazil by Atados. This year’s NGO fair (RJ edition), was held on Sunday, April 7th, at Pq. Garota de Ipanema – an amazingly beautiful place for this type of event. Near one of the most famous beaches in the world! It was a great opportunity to promote our NGO and for general public and to understand the importance and impact of our social work and other organizations as well!

The fair is meant to be a bridge between volunteers and NGOs. People who would like to volunteer simply go around from stand to stand to learn about the different organizations and pick the one they find interesting or can identify themselves with. Then, they sign up and volunteer work for the NGOs through Atados’ website.

 

Fight for Peace - Recruitment

On April 15th, our DLW team visited our NGO partners at Fight for Peace, in Maré. In that opportunity, we carried out our first annual recruitment, as well as our individual follow-up of thel academic and professional trails of our active participants in the institution.

We were very happy to see the constant progress of our participants, the achievements and conclusion of several courses and, at the same time, the continued search for new knowledge technique and professional improvement.

 

Good Deeds Day - Action Day 

During the week after the NGOs fair, all the NGOs that took part arrange social actions so that volunteers can participate in their work. DLW held a Good Deeds Day action on thursday, April 18, at Aterro do Flamengo, where we gathered interested volunteers representing various professions with our DLW participants, so they could exchange experiences and learn how to enter the labour market through your network.

Our work this year was supported by DLW veteran participants/volunteers who have already gone through more levels and qualifications with us and are currently in the job market and carrying out their own individual projects in their respective areas of activity. Their presence was fundamental to enrich the exchange of knowledge with the other volunteers and especially in motivating the continuity of the search for a better future through the education and employment of our current DLW participants.

 

 

MAY

 

Projeto Grael - Recruitment 

On May 16th, on a sunny Tuesday, in the city of Niterói. Our DLW team went to Jurujuba to visit our NGO partners at Projeto Grael. The visit was to perform, in the morning, our individual follow-up with our active participants, see the current status of each one and make an evaluation of potential new courses.

Our Project Grael partners have some very interesting programs and aggregators for their participants. They have sports, professional and environmental programs. All focused on the nautical sector and following this emphasis of activities that are the focus of the organization itself.

 

Wood Group Visit 

This month, our participants had the opportunity to visit the facilities in Rio de Janeiro of our corporate partner, Wood. The first visit was in their office in Barra da Tijuca and the second one happened in their factory in Macaé.

Wood is a high-performance multinational corporation in the oil and gas industry. It acts in more than 60 countries employing about 55,000 people. Ana Cecilia Xavier and Natália Silva, whom work in the HR, Communication & Social Responsibility areas, welcomed us. After a short introduction to the company and the oil and gas industry, they talked about their careers, job seeking, writing a curriculum vitae and about different job interviews situations.
 

Young apprentice in DNV GL

"I joined DNV GL in 2019. It has been very pleasurable and satisfying to be in a good working environment and doing what I like. My co-workers is also very important for me. They are always willing to help me with subjects that arise and help and teach me to do some tasks that I have not yet learned. It has been an exchange of experience and very enriching for me. Both professionally and in building my autonomy as a human being as well. I'm sure I'm on the right track," says Leandro Assis, DLW participant. 

DNV GL has been with DLW since the start and shares DLW’s vision on how to include these adolescents in the maritime industry. “As one of the co-founders of DLW, DNV GL is glad to provide a work opportunity to one of DLW students. Leandro has joined us earlier this year, and it has been a very fulfilling experience for us. Not only because of Leandro’s excellent attitude, behaviors and commitment, but also to be able to help a young professional that worked really hard to get to this stage of his career. We are looking forward to replicating this positive experience in the future,” says Alex Imperial, VP, O&G South America.

 

 

JUNE 

 

Nor-Shipping 2019

“It’s been an amazing experience to be at Nor-Shipping and Dream Learn Work has been able to connect with many new companies and people. The fair itself has had a huge focus on sustainability and that has really reflected the stands, not only in the Blue Economy Hall, but generally at the fair. The companies are more eager to help projects with sustainable solutions and we in Dream Learn Work have really felt that during the whole week. People are thinking more globally and are happy to help social projects on the other side of the world. Norwegians are understanding that we need to think global if we are going to have a change and the companies are taking action and responsibility,” says Jeanette Lorvik, General Manager of Dream Learn Work.

 

Graduation at Gastromotiva 

Recently three participants completed their studies with Gastromotiva! The graduations were attended by many friends and family and took place on June 14 and 19 in the Refettorio Gastromotiva, a school-restaurant in Rio de Janeiro that fights waste and offers daily dinners for homeless people.

Our graduates Rute and Jéssica, recruted from our partner NGO, Abrigo Rainha Sílvia, graduated as professional cooks with an emphasis on social gastronomy, a course that teaches about the rescue and full use of food and daily preparation of dinners for homeless people, while Rafaella, recruted from our partner NGO Instituto Bola Pra Frente, graduated in the entrepreneurship course, in which those who are interested in having their own business learn about citizenship, marketing and packaging, as well as hygiene and food safety. Congratulations, girls!

 

Shipping Agent Day

June 24th was celebrated the Maritime/Shipping Agent Day in the Ports Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro!

SindaRio & Imapor hosted a brunch at the Captaincy that was attended by several authorities such as Mr. Captain of Ports, CMG André Luiz de Andrade Felix, President of the Maritime Tribunal, Vice-Admiral Wilson Pereira de Lima Filho and the Director of Ports and Coasts, Vice-Admiral Roberto Gondim. In addition to the authorities, the maritime agents of the companies associated with SindaRio were also present.

The event also had the presence of the students of the course Young Talents of Navigation, who made a musical presentation. The participation of the students helped them have direct contact with the maritime-port authorities and also with the agents, with many years of experience in this area.

Visit at the Wood Group facilities
Visit at the Wood Group facilities
Young apprentice in DNV GL
Young apprentice in DNV GL
Good Deeds Day 2019
Good Deeds Day 2019
Shipping Agent Day Cememony with DLW participants
Shipping Agent Day Cememony with DLW participants
Team DLW in the Nor-Shipping 2019
Team DLW in the Nor-Shipping 2019
 
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