Project #1545

Training Youths to keep them out of the Drug Trade

by Dreams Can Be Foundation


Working through a grassroots community centre in Borel, one of Rio’s most conflict-ridden favelas, to bring opportunities to 1300 youth through practical training and an alternative to the drugs trade
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The centre works in one of Rio’s most dangerous favelas to improve youth opportunities through job training in areas such as IT, baking and hair cutting as well as education programs such as reading and writing. School support programs help keep more children in school in an area of high truancy and further recreational activities keep them off the violent streets. A community bakery and salon allows on-the-job development whilst providing much-needed services to the local community.


Skills training: IT, baking, hairdressing, reading and writing, science. School support programs. Recreational activities: art, sports, dance, toy library. Community services: social services, family and parental support, community bakery, library

Long-Term Impact

The centre works with local families, schools and government institutions to bring about long term, sustainable community development, improved education and awareness, and real opportunities for the youth from this marginalized community

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Additional documentation in Portuguese
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Organization Information

Dreams Can Be Foundation

Location: Johnstown, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Christine Clauser
Director of Development - Dreams Can Be Foundation
Johnstown, PA United States

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