Employability programme underway in Rio

26/05/2017 – Twenty-five young people from the Fight for Peace Rio Academy this month completed the first Na Ativa employability course of 2017.  Those involved left at the end of the intensive one day course trained and ready for the job market, having completed Module One of the programme. Also underway were two classes in Module Two, with 30 pupils undertaking a course in administrative duties.

Na Ativa is a three year project, funded by IKEA Foundation and Wise, which supports young people to acquire the necessary skills and confidence to enter the job market. The programme consists of three levels or modules through which participants progress.

Participant Juliana Rodrigues explained how, having been on the programme, she felt like a changed person, and felt far more prepared for the job market. “The course really motivated me. It increased my self-confidence and helped me to better understand myself. I want to thank all of the members of the Na Ativa team for their dedication and hard work, and I would really recommend the course for anyone who is looking for a new experience and a new job, because it’s really great”, she said.

From the second year of Na Ativa onwards, the programme will include six groups undertaking Module One, two groups Module Two and one group Module Three. As such, a total of 152 young people will receive support.

Looking ahead, Na Ativa Coordinator, Juliana Setubal explained the plans for the upcoming Module Three of the programme: “In August we are holding the first class of Module Three which focuses on technical skills, will centre on administration and will cater to 30 pupils. The course will be held at Fight for Peace in Rio de Janeiro and will be certified by the Daltro Institute.”