Education
 Brazil
Project #2044

After-School Program educates Rio’s excluded youth

by Dreams Can Be Foundation

Summary

Local professional teachers volunteer tutoring and encouragement to the individual and collective development of 50 children/youth living in a poor rural area severely lacking educational resources.
$2,325
total raised
36
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

The project serves children of families in extreme poverty whose parents are uneducated and unskilled. The area’s formal education offerings are deficient- with high rates of truancy and repeating grades over & over again. Discouraged and w/ narrow perspectives the effect of socio-cultural neglect for these children is evident. An educational space where these children & youth can develop personally and socially is vital for the health of their long term prospects and that of the community.

Solution

Strengthening the educational process through after-school programs in tutoring, sports, arts, eco-citizenship, and health classes- w/complementary activities that stimulate a search for knowledge, the development of & belief in their own abilities.

Long-Term Impact

Children served gain confidence in their own abilities & are encouraged to learn and continue in their studies. This confidence leads to realization of their full potential, expands their personal horizons, and creates healthy vibrant citizens.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.amigosdamata.com.br/​colaborador_usa.htm
Project website with English translation
Dreams Can Be Foundation
Good info on Brazil's Public Education System

Organization Information

Dreams Can Be Foundation

Location: Johnstown, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.dreamscanbe.org/​
Project Leader:
Reg Murray Murray
General Director
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.
 

Still want to help?

Find another project in Brazil or in Education that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.