Job shadowing in Brazil
Host Organization: Cooperbom Turismo- Brazil
Job-Shadower: Konstantinos Stergiou
Cooperbom Turismo, based in Ilhéus, Brasil was responsible for organising the Job Shadowing (JS) activity of Konstantinos Stergiou, representing Association of Active Youths, NGO based in Greece.
The JS consisted of study visits, discussions, presentations and important exchange of knowledge and exeprience. Several local NGOS, social entreprises and public bodies contributed to make this JS experience a huge deliverable back to Europe and Greece to support initiatives in the field of Social Economy.
With students from the Escola Rural Dendê da Serra. “Escola Rural Dendê da Serra” is situated on the southern coast of Bahia, Brazil and offers a Steiner/Waldorf education to the children of this region, from Kindergarten up to the end of Elementary School (ages 3 to 15).
Most children come from low income families and very few can afford to make financial contributions to the school. The school is maintained by its own Association; “Associação Pedagógica Dendê da Serra” which is responsible for fund-raising. The school is located in the rural district of Serra Grande, within an environmentally diverse and protected area of forests, rivers and beaches.
With young children participating in the activities of ACEAI – Associação Centro Educacional de Ação Integrada an association providing educational opportunities to local youth with fewer opportunities. Supports young people to develop further their competences and guide them to their independece in the job market providing also formal certificates in cooperation with SENAC.
With students from the educational institution “Fe y Alegría” founded in Brazil in May 8, 1981 and currently serves more than 21,000 children, youth and adults in 16 states. “Fe y Alegría is an International Education Integral Popular and Social Promotion Movement, based on values of justice, freedom, participation, brotherhood, respect for diversity and solidarity addressed to the impoverished and excluded population, to contribute to the transformation of societies.”
Guest lecture of Konstantinos Stergiouat the Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz – UESC about Social Economy and Social Entrepreneruship in cooperation with the student organization LEA Jr. Consultoria.
Study visti at a local Social Entreprise Fazenda Yrerê producing several local products mainly coming from cocoa giving job opportunities to local women from disadvantaged areas and social and economical problems.