Location São Paulo, SP
Grantee 2015, 2016
Attended areas Education and Culture

Escola Comunitária de Comunicação

Work and Income Generation Opportunities in Audiovisual Production for Youth

The Campo Limpo region in the south zone of the city of São Paulo is one of the most crowded areas of the city, and suffers from social and infrastructural problems. An estimated 600,000 people reside there, 52% of which are between the ages of 0 and 29. Unfortunately, there are limited recreational, work and educational opportunities for youth in this region.

Created by youths from Campo Limpo, Escola de Notícias aims transform communities using information and communication technologies (ICTs), taking advantage of the creative potential of the young people who live there. The organization is a school modeled around social enterprise, and its projects are subsidized from the commercialization of its products and services.

With support from BrazilFoundation, Escola will:

• Train 30 youths in Photography, Creative Writing, Video, and Graphic Design;
• Offer cultural outings to TV and radio stations, journal headquarters, animation studios, as well as talks with media professionals;
• Obtain equipment for audiovisual production.

Impact

70 youths prepared for the job market
25 partner schools

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