Location Niterói, RJ
Grantee 2016
Attended areas Social Enterprise

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Pranah ‐ Aprendizado Adaptativo e Conhecimento de Aptidões para Crianças e Jovens da Base da Pirâmide

Improving School Performance and Career Opportunities for Children and Adolescents Through Vocational Advising and Socio-Emotional Skill Development

The statistics on youth educational attainment in Brazil are alarming: 46% of 19 year olds have not finished high school, 13 million Brazilians over the age of 15 are illiterate, and 21% of people who embark upon higher education never finish. These numbers help show us why so many low-income youth end up accepting unskilled occupations – regardless if it’s due to poor qualifications or urgency to make ends meet for their families.

Pranah works with teachers and schools to help children and youths identify their natural strengths. The organization focuses on “adaptive learning” techniques and helping the students to develop their socio-emotional skills. Their “Aprendizado Adaptivo” project will provide vocational guidance to students from three schools, empowering them to map their own career paths.

With support from BrazilFoundation, Pranah can:

• Reach 200 students in 3 public schools in Niterói, Volta Redonda, and Barra Mansa;
• Map out each student’s skills to provide them a career plan;
• Identify careers, courses and opportunities by geographic region;
• Hold a career fair for youth and provide training for teachers on learning techniques.

Impact

Strengthening skills in 200 youths
Improved school performances

“Our mission is to help children and youth discover new things about themselves in school, and for teachers to play a role in this process.” Pranah team

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