Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil

by The Trust for the Americas
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Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil
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Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil
Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil
Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil
Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil
Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil
Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil
Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil
Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil
Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil
Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil
Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil

Project Report | Feb 27, 2019
Sumaia's Story

By Veronica Philippe | Project Officer

Sumaia is a 28-year-old woman that lives with her parents and her 3 brothers in Sao Paulo, Brazil a city with one of the highest violence and organized crime rates in the country. Due to an accident, Sumaia suffered a brain injury that resulted in a visual disability and Dyscalculia, a condition that makes it difficult to learn and understand numbers, arithmetic, and math in general.

Despite this challenge, Sumaia has always had the dream to become an entrepreneur and financially provide for her and her family. Understanding she had to learn basic computer abilities and entrepreneur skills to achieve her dream, Sumaia joined the POETA Center (CTI Renato Archer) in Sao Paulo. In the Center, she took courses with accessible components on how to use and manipulate PowerPoint presentations and Word documents. She also took part in the Entrepreneurship, How to Start Your Own Venture and Job Readiness courses. It was thanks to the guidance and mentorship Sumaia received from the facilitators at the Center that she felt encouraged to continue learning and enrolling in more training.

She quickly stood out as her motivation and self-esteem increased exponentially. Sumaia is now planning on opening her own business. "Thanks to the POETA Center in my city, I learned the basic tools of a computer and acquired the skills to open a business" says Sumaia.

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By Veronica Philippe | Project Officer

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By Matthew Roberts and Nicholas Knowles | Interns

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