Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians

by Rede Cidada
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Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Transforming Lives of Vulnerable Young Brazilians
Apprentice in digital skills class
Apprentice in digital skills class

Dear donors, 

In Brazil, 2022 started with COVID still in high levels in the first month of the year and we could only see the light at the end of the tunnel by March. Working mostly with young people in vulnerability, Rede Cidadã started to move its online operations to in-person classes, increasing the number of beneficiaries to develop socioemotional skills to face the harsh of unemployment, loss and other emotional and mental stress. 

Even with such a hard start, Rede Cidadã is now celebrating a few achievements we would like to share with you: 

  • In April we achieved more than 103 thousand young people employed through our programs in 9 states and almost 100 cities in Brazil.  
  • Rede Cidadã was nominated one of the Most Humanized Organizations in Brazil by Humanizadas, a ranking made mostly of private companies. 
  • For the fourth year, Rede Cidadã is among the Top 100 NGOs in the world by The Dot Good (former NGO Advisor), going from number 88 to 77 globaly and 5th to 3rd in Brazil. 
  • Our Executive Director, Fernando Alves, spoke for more than 1.000 HR representatives from companies based all over Brazil at CONARH with the theme Emotional Intelligence to include social diversity. 

We know all of this would not be possible without our partners and you. Donors like you make a difference in social inclusion of the most vulnerables in Brazil. 
 
If you like what you are reading, share with family and friends to help us achieve our 15.000 youth placed in 2022. 

Thank you for your support! 

 

Executive Director Fernando Alves at CONARH
Executive Director Fernando Alves at CONARH
Apprentices at work
Apprentices at work

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Job Placement for youth during the pandemic
Job Placement for youth during the pandemic

Dear donors,

It has been a while since you heard from Rede Cidadã. That does not mean we have stopped our work to promote human and social development, for integration into the world of work, uniting companies, civil society and public autorities.

Since the COVID 19 pandemic started, Rede Cidadã, as all organizations in the world, had to rethink and redesign its way of work. And you can imagine how hard this was for an organization dealing with the most vulnerable people in need of income to survive. Shifting its activities from personal contact to the online word was one of the biggest challenges the organization faced since it started its operations 19 years ago.

Even with all odds against us, we were able to grow significantly in reach and number of people we were able to support into a more dignified life through the development of socio emotional skills and job placement. We were able to place almost 8,800 people into work and generated more than 1,100 new partnerships with companies, nonprofit organizations, and government entities

We will need your support to be able to achieve our goals 2022 and we will be adding new projects based on our needs such as computer labs in our new locations, transportation, and food to place people into work, and many other things.

We count with your support to place more than 15,000 vulnerable people in to work in 2022!

2021 Rede Cidada Results
2021 Rede Cidada Results

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Young leaders in technology room

Citizen Network started in August the project Young Sustainable Apprentice, which aims to train sustainable leaders among the poor young people served by our projects. And technology was an ally in this action, enabling the search for initiatives that could be replicated in the communities of these young people.

 

Thus, many good ideas have emerged for the sustainable development of poor communities. However, if we had reached the required value for the full implementation of the Transform Lives of 600 Unemployed Young Brazilians project, the results would certainly be much better.


We continue to seek the necessary value for the implementation of the project and thus achieve the expected results: giving 600 young Brazilians the chance to become technology experts and transform their own lives.

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Aprentices during classes

After the June and July campaign in 2016, the "Tech for developing 600 youngs in social risk" project has been struggling with a lack of resources to be implemented. More than 5,000 people participated in the last campaign and of these, about 3,000 made donations. It is also important to say that most of the participants of the campaign are young beneficiaries of social projects of Rede Cidadã, who saw in the assembly of the Innovation and Technology Room the chance to enter the promising IT market with a more advanced training.
 
However, despite the strong mobilization achieved, we have not been able to achieve the goal of donation necessary for the assembly of the room and we continue to go for it. The equipment is expensive and requires a great investment and the amount of donations got smaller after te last campaign.

Citizen Network (Rede Cidadã) has been working for almost 15 years preparing people for work and for life. We believe that work gives people autonomy, independence, personal development and self-esteem. In all these years, we have inserted more than 61,000 people into the labor market, with great results to their social, economic and personal development.

So we are looking for funds for our Transform Lives of 600 Unemployed Young Brazilians project. Gradually, we are getting the resources needed to set up our Innovation and Technology Room, but we still need a lot of help.
Many thanks to all who have helped us. We also ask you to invite your family and friends and all come to participate in the transformation of life of 600 young Brazilians who are waiting for the opportunity of a better life.

 
Take part in this campaign and give Brazil a chance.

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Millions of Brazilians are waiting for a chance.
Millions of Brazilians are waiting for a chance.

The "Tech for developing 600 youngs in social risk" project received good attendance during the donation campaign in June and July of this year. More than 5,000 people participated in the campaign and of these, about 3,000 made donations. It is also important to say that most of the participants of the campaign are young beneficiaries of social projects of Rede Cidadã, who saw in the assembly of the Innovation and Technology Room the chance to enter the promising IT market with a more advanced training.
 
However, despite the strong mobilization achieved, we have not been able to achieve the goal of donation necessary for the assembly of the room and we continue to go for it. The equipment is expensive and requires a great investment.
 
If you believe that study and work are the key to bringing sustainable development to people who are at social risk, such as the youth served by Rede Cidadã (Citizen Network), make your donation to this project. We have 600 Brazilians looking forward to this opportunity.
 
"We, young people, are the future of Brazil. Without this opportunity we will not have another way to enter the job market. This is going to be the chance of our first job. We are capable! The young ones are easy to learn things",says Gabrielle, young apprentice of Rede Cidadã (Citizen Network).
 
"Rede Cidadã (Citizen Network) was created to promote citizenship through work", explains Fernando Alves, Executive Director of the organization. "From the outset we believe that citizenship happens when people can own their own lives and for that they need work and income generation. So we started preparing young people for the world of work. "
 
Take part in this campaign and give Brazil a chance.

Help young Brazilian at risk.
Help young Brazilian at risk.
Help preparing young Brazilians to get a good job.
Help preparing young Brazilians to get a good job.
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Tech for young Brazilians ate risk

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Rede Cidada

Location: Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
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Adriana Boscov
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Brazil
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