Education
 Brazil
Project #11518

Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil

by The Trust for the Americas
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Summary

Help us fund training for 100 young people with disabilities in information technology and job-readiness! POETA Accessible trains people with disabilities on technology skills, adaptive technology, job readiness and content accessibility. The project in Brazil will provide curriculum development, educational materials, internet access, training for trainers, and specialized institutional strengthening for our local partner's center.
$70,000.00
total goal
$34,949.00
remaining
46
donors
1
monthly donor
4
years active

Challenge

According to the Brazilian census conducted by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica, 14.5% of the Brazilian population has some type of disability. Of this number, 70% live below the poverty line, 33% are illiterate and 90% are outside the labor market. Millions of people living in poor communities need training and job placement to facilitate greater inclusion in the labor market and in society.

Solution

The POETA program has provided technology access to over 1 million people, and empowered over 100,000 people through training. This project aims to improve economic opportunities for people with disabilities in Brazil through skills training, awareness building, knowledge sharing and other concrete tools. Our partner organizations UNILEHU provide the infrastructure and staff necessary to implement our sophisticated and comprehensive training programs.

Long-Term Impact

Over the past ten years, the Trust has established a sustainable network of 161 POETA centers in 17 countries, providing training in digital literacy, job readiness and life skills to at-risk youth, people with disabilities, and conflict-affected communities. POETA Accesible matches skilled people with disabilities with prospective employers, impacting their lives beyond their experience at the centers.

Resources

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Organization Information

The Trust for the Americas

Location: Washington,, District of Columbia - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.trustfortheamericas.org
Project Leader:

Washington, DC United States
$35,051 raised of $70,000 goal
 
98 donations
$34,949 to go
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