Project #10251

Empower 30 Indigenous Youth in Fortaleza, Brazil

by Movimento de Saude Mental Comunitaria do Bom Jardi
Dec 17, 2013

Boosting Education and Self-Esteem

International Mental Health Day
International Mental Health Day

Dear Global Givers,

We have more to report from August through December 2013. Your donations have been hard at work supporting opportunities for indigenous Pitaguary youth to make their dreams come true.

In these last several months, we have accomplished:

  • Self-esteem and biodance classes
  • After-school activities with tutoring
  • Indigenous rituals inspired by the Lakota (sacred sauna) and strengthening of Pitaguary culture through the Toré dance
  • Participation in events that promote human rights and indigenous and environmental health and education
  • Participation of 6 youths in the national college entrance exam (ENEM)
  • Monthly meetings with parents and students to evaluate their progress and the program

We sure have been busy – and all of this would not have been possible without your support. We were able to serve about 150 indigenous people through the various activities listed above. The result was personal and intellectual growth, boosting of self-esteem, identification with indigenous culture, greater awareness of environmental issues, and greater motivation to study and be involved in the community.

Thank you to all of our donors! Mitakuye Oyasin (We are all relatives)

Yes to Life - Anti-Drug Program
Yes to Life - Anti-Drug Program



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Movimento de Saude Mental Comunitaria do Bom Jardi

Location: Fortaleza, Ceara - Brazil
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Ottorino Bonvini
Fortaleza, CE Brazil
$7,912 raised of $10,000 goal
168 donations
$2,088 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. Learn more.
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

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.