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Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home

by ASSOCIACAO COMPASSIVA
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Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home
Empower 265 refugees to make Brazil home

Summary

Compassiva has 4 projects; the biggest is HOME (LAR), which seeks to respond to refugees' most basic and urgent needs as they rebuild their lives in Brazil. 4 pillars work together to ensure that refugees are able to restore their autonomy: Portuguese course; legal assistance from general documentation to degree revalidation in partnership with UNHCR; support for finding work; and general support, ensuring the most basic needs such as food, housing and medical care are met.

$15,000
total goal
$10,336
remaining
21
donors
1
monthly donor
9
months

Challenge

There are currently over 11,000 recognised refugees, 36% of whom are Syrian, in Brazil. Meanwhile, last year there were over 80,000 requests for refugee status. This growth is largely due to the Venezuelan crisis, which has seen millions flee into neighbouring countries, putting Brazil on the front line of a global refugee crisis. These refugees need support to get back on their feet in Brazil; to find work, they need to have their qualifications recognised and, crucially, learn Portuguese.

Solution

We offer free language classes, the first step to refugees' integration. We also provide legal assistance and are the only NGO in Brazil, in partnership with UNHCR, working to revalidate refugees' degrees for use here. We then have a team helping refugees find work; partnering with employers to offer training and jobs, and developing CVs. We underpin this with general support offered through a social worker. All of this works together to help refugees build independent lives in Brazil.

Long-Term Impact

The project will teach 265 refugees Portuguese over one year, equipping them to work and live independently. We have one class exclusively for women so they are able to learn in a comfortable environment if they prefer this to a mixed class. We will offer skills training to at least 40 students, in partnership with employers. All of this empowers refugees to work in Brazil and live independently. As they work to achieve this, we offer 50 food parcels per month to the families in most need.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​compassiva.org.br/​
Project page on our website
Our website's homepage
Our Instagram page
Video about the HOME programme

Organization Information

ASSOCIACAO COMPASSIVA

Location: Sao Paulo - Brazil
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
ANDRÉ LEITÃO
Sao Paulo, Brazil
$4,664 raised of $15,000 goal
 
33 donations
$10,336 to go
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