Location São Paulo, SP
Grantee 2015, 2016
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

Jornal Vozes da Vila Prudente

Community reporting workshops for youths in Vila Prudente

Vila Prudente was the first favela in São Paulo, emerging in the 1940s with the arrival of immigrants and construction workers. The community is marked by violence and drug trafficking, and has been affected by residential displacement due to the construction of the metro line 15 monorail.

The Community Group Vozes da Vila Prudente uses communications, with a focus on community journalism, to discuss and inform on issues affecting the communities of the Vila Prudente neighborhood of São Paulo. Their work encourages social engagement, entrepreneurship, information-sharing and culture in the community.

With support from BrazilFoundation, the project will produce:

• Community reporter workshops for 80 students from public schools in the region;
• Printed newspapers, distributed quarterly;
• Two mini documentaries by workshop participants. 

Impact

80 youths acting as community reporters
Community journalism empowering youth and adults

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