Project #2363

Community Development Through IT Training In Rio

by Center for Digital Inclusion
Sep 27, 2011

CEAC@ Digital presents a winner

Wellington Ribeiro
Wellington Ribeiro

My name is Wellington Ribeiro, 25 years, and I am the father of a beautiful boy who is also called Wellington, now 4 years old.
I'm born and raised in the community of Monkey Hill, where I learned many things.
When I was 2 years, my mother put me in the nursery of Dona Anna, which was still in the Residents' Association. I went through a lot in my life. At 6 years old, I had to have surgery for appendicitis; thank God everything went well and not anything more serious happened. I grew up watching the activities of the ECAC, taking courses in carpentry, design, etc. school of futsal. When I moved away after 15 years of the ECAC to take the course at Camp Vila Isabel, which was prepared and sent to the labor market, I got my first job as office boy and after one year spent my time working in the personnel department of the company When I turned 18 years, I left to serve in the army, which was a childhood dream and was a unique opportunity. Served for 1 year and 2 months. After six months without an occupation, the ECAC came into my life again with the help of my sister who was then secretary of the institution. That was when Miss Anna gave me the opportunity to start a new life in training in information technology, learning to do maintenance on computers and always learning new things, winning a purse of only $ 60.00. But what was most valuable was the knowledge that I acquired. After two months spent working with children in the seat of the ECAC, at the same time I discovered I would be a father; I was a little nervous because I still was not able to raise a child and my happiness was to be named for educator Computer Children's Cultural Center where I began formal work with it was more quiet and safe to give a healthy life for my son, who was born in May 2007. From then on I was doing more courses by the ECAC and always append and acquiring new knowledge in informatics.
Today I am still at the Cultural Center of the Child computer acting as educator, I also work at the headquarters of the ECAC area computer maintenance, project manager of HP and also starring in Life ECAC Digit @ l
Our goal in ECAC Digit @ l is the implementation of a mini graphic to enlarge the core service. Thus increasing the income of the community and open new opportunities for professional growth for young people like me.
I thank the ECAC and Mrs. Anna for all I know today and the opportunity they gave me, without the ECAC do not know what my life could be today, because everything I learned here was to learn outside the community would have to pay dearly Especially in the IT area.
I am very happy today to be part of the team's ECAC Village and be a reference for children and adolescents in the community.



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Center for Digital Inclusion

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
Website: http:/​/​
Center for Digital Inclusion
Project Leader:
Luisa Gockel
London, Greater London United Kingdom

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