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(In)visible : raising awareness of homelessness

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Where and when

Campinas, Brazil. 17 July to 6 August 2017.

Educational content area

Human Rights.

Project description

Participants in this IPP, together with the homeless population of  ‘Casa da Cidadania’, will produce videos and books telling the life stories of these individuals.  This exchange of experiences will be used as a strategy to humanise and increase the self-esteem of members of this vulnerable community.

This IPP will also prepare a food and clothes bank to meet the needs of the partner organization, and help improve the reading and board games areas available in Casa da Cidadania.

Casa da Cidadania (Citizenship House) is ran by the partner organization, Associação Beneficente Semea, and is a gathering space offering dignity and citizenship to homeless people.  Associação Beneficente Semear is a philanthropic organization working with children and adolescents in vulnerable situations in order to provide them with conditions for a better future. 

Participant profile

Participants should ideally:

  • Be open-minded, non-judgmental and culturally sensitive.    
  • Be flexible, easy going and able to creatively problem solve.
  • Able to communicate in non-verbal ways.
  • Have experience or interest in working in developing communities and/or with vulnerable social groups.

How to take part

Contact your nearest CISV National Association and register your interest for IPP P-2017-001 Brazil.

Download general 2017 IPP information

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