The team at Educate the Favela have developed a practical business and entrepreneurship training program and deliver free weekly classes to teenagers in Complexo do Alemão, one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest communities.
Purpose – To deliver life-changing practical business skills to teenagers.
Delivery – We provide a trained teacher to deliver the new curriculum of 16 weeks of business classes:
– Pitching and presenting
– Financial literacy
– Founding and Networking
– Personal development
The course also includes guest speakers and field trips to meet business owners, an exam and a presentation competition.
Schools – The program is free for schools to participate. We have a purpose-written curriculum and a trained teacher who will be paid by Educate the Favela. The teacher and class will require the use of the school’s facilities to host the lessons.
Volunteers – If you are passionate about broadening the mindsets of young people and nurturing a brighter vision for future leaders, then we want you! Volunteering opportunities exist to assist our business teacher each week in the classroom. No prior teaching experience is required. Practical business experience is desirable and participants will be required to speak and understand conversational Português. A funding donation may be requested to support the sustainability of the teaching program. Duration and timing of participation depends on the program status, however, is generally flexible for each volunteer (preferably minimum commitment of 2 afternoons per week for 1 month).
Investment Partners – We are seeking vibrant and collaborative partners interested in directly impacting the lives of youth in the Complexo community. This is an opportunity to grow your social presence and participation; this could be via professional skills sharing, mentorship, services or financial support. We can also offer our commitment to marketing your support via our social media as well as through our local and international community networks.
Art and culture bring imagination, vision, and depth to a community. The team at Educate the Favela have created colorful and inspiring alley-ways and completed the fun and impressive art projects in community areas. And the community wants and needs your help to grow this impact further!
Purpose – To create street art that the community can be inspired by and be proud of.
Delivery – Bring volunteers into Complexo to donate time and to fund the painting and integrate with the community.
Complexo Community groups – If you are interested in supporting the Educate the Favela youth education initiative, we would love to engage with you to bring volunteer-assisted street art into your local area.
Volunteers – If you are a community or street-art enthusiast wanting to be a part of a collaborative art and culture-connection initiative, then we want you! Volunteering opportunities exist to paint under the direction of a street artist during our bi-monthly workshop events (generally 15-20 volunteers) or at any time on our existing alley-way restoration project working in a small group or alone. No experience is necessary – only your enthusiasm! No Português is required, however, the workshops are a fabulous way of engaging with residents and practicing your Português! A funding donation may also be requested to support the cost of materials (and lunch for the workshop) as well as underpin the Novos Líderes business program. Duration and timing of participation are flexible, with workshop dates available via the Educate the Favela facebook page.
Investment Partners – We are seeking innovative and collaborative partners interested in supporting our youth education and community partnership initiatives in Complexo. This is an opportunity to grow your social presence and participation; this could be via the supply of volunteers or sponsorship of a Festa do Trabalho workshop event. We can also offer tailored street art linked to the support from your business and our commitment to marketing your support via our social media as well as through our local and international community networks.