Wendell, our participant recruited by Project Karanba, recently got a scholarship to Electrical Engineering at UNISUAM. We talked to him in order to have a better understanding of this moment in his educational path.
I have written this passage a week after the assassination of Marielle Franco on March, 14th 2018, the initial emotional shock and sadness had eased and I could grasp what had happened. I met Marielle in 2017, a very courageous woman, Brazilian politician, feminist and human rights activist.
Last year, DLW succeeded in becoming a permanent partner of the Global Giving crowdfunding platform. This has lead to new opportunities and, this year, we hosted our second campaign called Little by Little, that was held between April 9 and April 13.
When I think about the word “future”, I think of surprise. The future of Brazil is a surprise, which means our future is a surprise as well. But I think we need to do our part, and that way we can change the future.
We asked our students about the future. Now we are going to share their opinions about the future of Brazil, their own future and how we can influence it.
In April, DLW held a recruitment meeting at Projeto Karanba to find new youngsters who wanted to study. Every year we recruit participants who are interested in choosing education to have a better future.
In the end of every year Dream Learn Work arranges a graduation ceremony for the students that has completed a course during the year. Normally we arrange these events at our NGO partner’s base, but this year we chose to gather all our participants at Teatro SESI in Rio City Center, so they can connect with each other and celebrate together as DLW participants.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. On this day let’s celebrate and encourage giving, there are many ways to support us, from fundraising to volunteering or pro bono work.
Late September DLW was invited to gather a group of participants studying courses that could lead to the oil and gas sector. A group of 10 went to Kongsberg’s headquarter in Rio de Janeiro and was welcomed by Kristian Froevold, Daniel dos Santos Botelho and Mercio Luiz Tavares.
To be able to achieve our mission, Dream Learn Work works in partnership with different NGO’s, schools and companies in educational, cooperative and social areas. A new member, Project Grael, enters our group of social projects, supporting the community in Jurujuba, Niterói.