Education
 Brazil
Project #1128

Theatre improves Health Inequities in Brazil

by Dreams Can Be Foundation

Summary

Shows are staged monthly for community outreach and to educate public about basic health and citizen rights, in a community plagued by lack of education, poverty, alcoholism and child prostitution.
$15.00
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

The project directly serves 120 families and their children from Pernambuco, Recife, in northeastern Brazil. This area has a high migration rate to other urban centers for jobs. It has high rates of murder among its youth, unemployment, domestic violence and alcoholism. Illiteracy rates are 40% in poor communities. There is child prostitution (children sell themselves for as little as $1 to eat) and malnutrition. The average family income is $130 in U.S. dollars.

Solution

Community education through "spectacular" shows put on by the project. With the help of other NGOs, themes include: conflict resolution, sex and health education, STDs, human rights, and drug prevention--all in the form of entertainment.

Long-Term Impact

Community gatherings in the square will educate its residents on existing social, health and educational possibilities. The shows will introduce them to solutions that will make a lasting impact on all aspects of the community's development.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Dreams Can Be - English Info
Listing of Social Cirus in Brazil

Organization Information

Dreams Can Be Foundation

Location: Johnstown, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.dreamscanbe.org/​
Project Leader:
Fátima Pontes
General Coordinator
Recife, CE Brazil

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