Location Embú das Artes, SP
Grantee 2018
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

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Supporting civic engagement for youth in public schools to be agents of change

Inspiration for the creation of Reflexões da Liberdade came from the experiences of its 29-year old founder, who, after having spent five years in prison, defied statistics and eventually graduated in Psychology. Today, the founder helps to engage youth and share with them the values that help them to believe in a better future.

The project employs the Paulo Freire methodology of using dialogue to teach youth life skills, encourage their civic engagement, and mobilize the them as agents of change.

With support from BrazilFoundation, the organization aims to:

• Provide opportunities for youth to develop new life perspectives;
• Hold discussions on various themes to prevent youth crime;
• Transform youth as agents of change in their communities;
• Share inspiring life experiences with youth.

Impact

Youth developing emotional skills
Teaching youth to share values with others
Adolescents and youth as agents of change in their communities

“Education, together with freedom, can reduce social inequalities.” – Reflexões da Liberdade Team

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