Adolescents and adults, recipients in the shelters, will have the opportunity of learning computer skills.
The donation of computers made by the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (Fiesp) and the National Service of Industrial Learning (SENAI-SP) to Operation Welcome, through a connection of the Fraternity – International Humanitarian Federation (FIHF), expanded the logistics capacity of the CCI – Center for the Coordination of Interiorization, of the Humanitarian Task Force, and will make it possible to offer online training courses to Venezuelans taken into the shelters in Roraima. Through these courses, it will be possible to achieve their digital and social inclusion, offering them better conditions for access to the labor market.
These donations became possible due to the efforts of the president of FIESP, Paulo Skaf, the director of SENAI-SP, Professor Ricardo Figueiredo Terra, and Dr. Therezinha Cazerta, federal judge and current director of the School of Magistrates of Federal Justice of the 3rd Region, and the Innovation Laboratory.
Overcoming the challenges
With the stabilization of COVID-19 outbreaks in the shelters in Roraima, it was possible to resume various activities that had been suspended, among which was online training.
“We are looking to intensify the humanitarian response in the midst of the health crisis, seeking solutions that would bring new perspectives so that the refugees are able to rebuild their lives while maintaining hope and the spirit of finally having new opportunities,” explains the general manager of the Fraternity (FIHF), Friar Luciano.
Building new alternatives
The arranging of the rooms in the Pintolândia Shelter is forming a center, where training and distance learning online courses will take place, with certification. In addition to basic computer skills, such as typing and the use of different programs, classes will also be formed for short-term learning, with a load of 12 to 16 hours, in which entrepreneurship and administrative courses will be offered, training students for future opportunities.
According to the coordinator of the “Means of Life” project, Jemima, “at this moment the curriculum is still being planned, based on suggestions of what the students would like to learn.”
Besides the work platforms already installed, such as SENAI EAD and the Vocational Tele-course, “Qualify Brazil”, which “Operation Welcome” uses for training, a partnership will be established with the Virtual University of Roraima, UNIVI, which will offer basic computer courses to the students.
The re-structuring of their life through rescuing their dignity and social inclusion are commitments of the Fraternity (FIHF) to the refugees.