Transform Lives of 600 Unemployed Young Brazilians

by Rede Cidada


Rede Cidada works preparing young people and adults for the labour market in Brazil, through technical and behavioral skills. In 13 years, we have inserted 54,694 people in the labor market. Unlike other organizations, we understand that as important as the technique is the rescue of vocation and dreams of people and their emotional foundation. For us, life and work are one value and should go together to promote professional and personal development of human beings.
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The number of Brazilians out of work reached 11.1 million and the young are the most affected by this problem because they find it difficult to get work, especially if it's their first job. In Brazil, a young man with a family of five receives an average of $249 per month and the poorest 10% live on less than $100. This leads to poverty and involvement in crime. A young Brazilian dies of violent causes each hour. If nothing changes, there will be 42,000 deaths by 2019.


The construction of the Innovation and Technology Centre will impact 600 young people annually, offering technological education focused on integration into the labor market. It will be a space of theoretical and practical training, with robotics, entrepreneurship, technology and communications workshops. Our research shows that young people who go through our courses achieve a 50% increase in their income in the short term.

Long-Term Impact

We need to empower young people and encourage the social change we want! We believe in the potential of young people and we know that technology is a strong ally in education and troubleshooting. Our project will enable the professional skills and youth leadership. In the long term, we will have more and more young people out of the risk groups and with dominion over their own lives. They will become healthy and independent adults, engaged in the social development of their country and the world

Additional Documentation

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


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Organization Information

Rede Cidada

Location: Belo Horizonte - Brazil
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Project Leader:
Alice Oliveira
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Brazil

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