SARA PROJECT NGO Rural
Adolescent Learning Service - SARA
WTA collaborates with the Young Apprentice program developed by the SARA non-profit organization.
The SARA non-profit organization was created in 1995 by an initiative proposed by the Public Prosecutor's Office (Sao Paulo), the Regional Labor Office, civil and human rights entities, aiming to reduce and prevent exploitation of child labor working in sugarcane fields in the region of Ribeirão Preto. At the time, approximately 4,000 children and adolescents worked cutting sugar cane in this region, almost all of them denied access to education and at risk of continuing the cycle of poverty. Given this the nature of this problem, SARA comes under the scope of the ECA to provide a support for this vulnerable group. This organization works with needy children between 12 and 18 years old in the municipality of Cravinhos and gives them the opportunity to participate in art programs and vocational training.
After school programs: Theater, Dance, Music, Singing, Percussion, Storytelling, Circus and Citizenship
Vocational training: Training Courses for skilled professions including Administrative Assistant, Accounting Assistant and Quality Inspector.
Through this program, WTA has helped at least 10 young adults develop skills for professional careers
WTA is proud to have partnered with SARA for over 10 years. Not only are we providing opportunities for underprivileged individuals but we have been able to identify bright young talents to join the WTA team.