Aldeias Infantis SOS Brasil runs the Sonhar – Preparando vidas (Preparing lives) project, (which Fundación MAPFRE has been collaborating on since 2014), in order to promote the empowerment and development of 500 adolescents and young people from low-income families in various cities in Brazil.
The project is aimed at young people from 15 to 22 years old, who carry out various related activities in three specific areas: education, work training and life training.
These activities are designed to ensure that young people stay interested in studying by working on relevant topics and holding workshops to help them acquire the necessary skills for entering the job market and encouraging those taking part to reflect on their responsibilities in life.
The project also aims to find opportunities, spaces and conditions in which teenagers, young people and their families can act and articulate their opinions, thereby encouraging good citizenship and social transformation. At the same time, the project explores cross-cutting subjects such as gender, racial equality and disabilities.
Aldeas Infantiles SOS Brasil is a non-governmental organization which promotes actions to defend and guarantee children's, adolescent's and young people's rights through community development action and Advocacy. It operates in 12 federal units in Brazil, where it has been running for the last 50 years.