Juventude E Oportunidade Project, Gol de Letra Foundation and Solidariedade França Brasil

Juventude E Oportunidade Project, Gol de Letra Foundation and Solidariedade França Brasil background

Overview

  • GOAL : TO OFFER A VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE FAVELAS OF BRAZIL
  • COUNTRY : Brazil (South America)
  • DATE : 2018
  • COMMITMENT : social inclusion of children and young people through education, sport and culture
100 young beneficiaries

The project

For the past 20 years, the Gol de Letra Foundation has aimed to promote education for young Brazilians from vulnerable communities. In the Caju district of Rio de Janeiro, the Foundation is working to provide a future for young people, focusing on social inclusion through sport, culture or vocational training.

Its new vocational training and education project, called “Juventude E Oportunidade” (Youth and Opportunity) includes two routes:

1. A three-month electrician refresher course for young people wishing to become electrical installers

2. Six-month preparatory training for the university entrance exam (only 5% of young people from these neighbourhoods go to university).

The role of the ENGIE Foundation

The ENGIE Foundation has been a partner since 2013 and is funding this inclusion project through the vocational training launched in 2018.