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.
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.
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.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Project website with English translation
Dreams Can Be Foundation
Good info on Brazil's Public Education System