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Partner of the week – World Vision Brazil

Posted in Partner of The Week on September 15, 2016

World Vision is a non-profit development organisation promoting justice and fighting against poverty.  They work with children, families and entire communities, aiming to have them reach their full potential. World Vision is active in 100 countries, reaching 4 million children annually.

World Vision started implementing the Aflatoun curriculum in 2010 in non-formal settings in Northeast Brazil. Currently, World Vision is implementing all three curricula (Aflatot, Aflatoun and Aflateen) in schools and in non-formal settings in 4 states. Last year more than 1800 children and young people participated in one of the programmes. One of them is Rhaudney, pictured above.

Rhaudney was able to drastically improve his personal situation with the help of the Aflateen programme and assistance of World Vision. He grew up in a single parent family and they were very poor. To help out, he was selling bags.



 "I would make and sell bags. Each bag was would earn me a cent. I earned between 10 and 15 Real every week. I would give half to my mother and the other half I would use to buy some food and drinks for myself." — Rhaudney - Aflateen, Brazil

Rhaudney was invited to join the Aflateen programme. Through play, art, music and games in the programme Rhaudney realised that he could do better with his skills. Thanks to the programme he was able to get an apprenticeship with a great company, that allows him to grow and provides him with the prospect of a real job.