Mothers during the graduation
The project Bringing Families together trough education increase and improve a lot since the beginning.
During those 19 years of project we realized that the majority of our families don’t have any income or profession qualification. From that we realized that the professionalization of them is essential to allow them to leave the cycle of needed of assistance and truly walk to be a citizen and have social dignity.
Now in December we had our graduation day, 56 mothers form the families attend gratuated in our Professionalization Project divided in seven different areas: Cooking, Beauty classes that involves Hair dressing, manicure, make up, wax and hair dye. The party was in our headquarter and the cooking students did the cake and snacks.
The courses are during the year and each one has the length of 2 to 4 months with the goal of giving income for the family.In 19 years,the project already graduated 2569 persons, like the hairdresser Andrea, that lived in a huge favela in Rio de Janeiro. She entered Saúde Criança when her son had a serious asthma crises and had to stayed in Lagoa Hospital.The doctors there sent her to Saúde Criança and since that her life changed a lot.
In her words "With Saúde Criança I'm able to but my son medicines.My income and the food in my home also improve a lot."Now she is graduated in hairdresser and work at home with clients form the community.
Mothers students making the cake for the party
mother receiving the diploma
mother making a speech on the graduation