Sonhos de Sertao Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.


1.The MJPOP (Youth Monitoring Of Public Policies) methodology that has been developed with a group of young people from communities within the ADP operation area, strongly contributed to the effectiveness of youth protagonist in the municipality of Governador dix-sept Rosado / RN.2.The Political Formation and Citizenship Project articulated groups of adolescents and young people, as well as parents and representatives of local civil organizations, in order to strengthen the community organization and popular participation in the decision-making process, including decision-making related to the ADP.3.The project also held community meetings with the participation of mothers, fathers, young people and other members of the families assisted by the program. These meetings have given the opportunity for families to contribute in the program management process as well as discussing other matters of their interests.4."The ADP team went through moments of reflection and training on contextualized education as well as on education in the field. This has been fundamental for the Project to continue the process of discussion in relation to the educational improvement alternatives appropriate to the local context, especially in the schools of the countryside."5."The children assisted by the activities to encourage reading, manual arts, recreational games, and Bible Community Reading, have improved with regard to their reading ability. Children demonstrate greater interest and acknowledge the importance of reading."6."The Project educators’ team, through its respective systematic activities, has rendered orientation visits for parents and / or caregivers on the monitoring of school performance of children. On that occasion, the parents and / or caregivers received a booklet containing important information about the school follow-up."

Cross-cutting issues



  • Brazil>Rio Grande do Norte


  • Education
  • Human Rights Democracy and Governance

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