Brazil: Enhancing youth participation

AMURT is running a youth program in its own building in Restinga, one of the underprivileged satellite towns around Porto Alegre in the south of Brazil. Some of the youth are referred to the program by government institutions; others come due to the program’s reputation. The youth feel dignified at the AMURT center because, as one youth put it, “the building is orderly; and there are always paper towels and liquid soap in the bathrooms.”

The youth participate in the project for three years. Over that period, AMURT offers 32 diverse programs that the youth can benefit from. A given program might last as long as six months.

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