Training Youths to keep them out of the Drug Trade



Working through a grassroots community centre in Borel, one of Rio’s most conflict-ridden favelas, to bring opportunities to 1300 youth through practical training and an alternative to the drugs trade

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The centre works in one of Rio’s most dangerous favelas to improve youth opportunities through job training in areas such as IT, baking and hair cutting as well as education programs such as reading and writing. School support programs help keep more children in school in an area of high truancy and further recreational activities keep them off the violent streets. A community bakery and salon allows on-the-job development whilst providing much-needed services to the local community.

How will this project solve this problem?

Skills training: IT, baking, hairdressing, reading and writing, science. School support programs. Recreational activities: art, sports, dance, toy library. Community services: social services, family and parental support, community bakery, library

Potential Long Term Impact

The centre works with local families, schools and government institutions to bring about long term, sustainable community development, improved education and awareness, and real opportunities for the youth from this marginalized community

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Dreams Can Be Foundation

Johnstown, PA, United States

Project Leader

Christine Clauser

Director of Development - Dreams Can Be Foundation
Johnstown, PA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Training Youths to keep them out of the Drug Trade