Great Works for Childhood

Project educates promoters to fight sexual violence against children in Fortaleza

Monday, December 02, 2013 - 18:38
The Young Attorneys Project stimulates teenagers to defend their rights through theater The Young Attorneys Project stimulates teenagers to defend their rights through theater

Around 50 youngsters, between 12 and 21 years old, graduated as agents to fight sexual exploitation through project Young Attorneys, developed by Construtora Camargo Corrêa and the Camargo Corrêa Institute in Fortaleza, Ceará. To celebrate the occasion, the graduates staged two theater plays on the theme on November 27.

Along the entire year of 2013, the 50 youngsters who live in the region of Barra do Ceará attended theater workshops and education on the system to enforce the rights of children and teenagers, developing skills on oral and written communication, creative thinking, decision making, resolution of conflicts and promotion of rights.

The plays, produced in the Theater of the Oppressed model, addressed real problems of the region and counted on the interaction of the audience for their development – as the scenes were discussed and staged according to the suggestions from the audience.

The participating youngsters will receive a certificate at the official event to close the project, which will be held at the auditorium of the Justice Prosecution Office of Fortaleza on November 9.

The Young Attorneys project is an action of Great Works for Childhood program by Construtora Camargo Corrêa and the Camargo Corrêa Institute, whose goal is to develop actions to fight sexual violence against children and teenagers in the areas of influence of large infrastructure works. Currently, Great Works for Childhood is present in 15 Brazilian cities, with 21 projects to fight the sexual exploitation of children and teenagers.