This story was written by Sthefany, a student in the Youth Apprentice Program at ADCAM in Manaus, Brazil, in response to receiving a scholarship from the Mona Foundation. All program members are marginalized youth who come from super low income families or live in the slums. No one wants to vouch for them to give them a job except ADCAM. ADCAM provides these youth with a training program that will eventually land them in an internship with businesses and in partnership with the government. As they take the course and become inspired to see what it takes to hold down a job, many get inspired to go to college. The results are truly astounding.
“My name is Sthefany. I live in the neighborhood of Mauazinho. I’m 18 years old and I’m working as an intern at Petrobras. I’m also studying biology at the university. Even though I’m at the university, I feel the necessity of taking a course in administration as well. I come from a very humble family and my goal is to help my family have a better future. The scholarship is so important because it can help me realize my dream to become a professional. If I can do that, I believe I can have a stable financial future. I therefore wish to thank all those who contribute to my education and to helping me realize this dream.”
Thank you Brian, Sharon, MSAF and Deb for supporting Sthefany!
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