A school in Canada is donating a dollar a day to a Brazilian NGO for every Brazilian student enrolled in their courses. This means that, if you study at VGC Language School, all your Brazilian schoolmates will be making it possible for underprivileged children and youth in Brazil to also have access to education. Learn more about the initiative and how to be part of it.
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Since early this year, VGC Language School, located in the Canadian city of Vancouver, has been working in partnership with two Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Brazil, supporting children and young people living below the poverty line and with limited access to education and culture in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
"VGC Educate for Change" initiative gives a dollar a day for each American student at VCG Language School to the associations Curso Invest and Casa do Zezinho, but the help goes far beyond the money: by choosing which NGO they would like to make the donation to, each student is already being part of the project and getting involved with humanitarian and educational causes from their study destination, Canada.
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When students have finished their courses and returned to Brazil, they can keep supporting the initiative by working along with those NGOs. Thus, if you're doing a language course in Canada with VGC, you will be enjoying your study abroad experience and, at the same time, helping other students overcome educational and social obstacles created by the poverty surroundings which they live in. Whether you’d like to keep professionally involved in humanitarian causes and to work in an NGO or you’re just considering it as a hobby, we cannot deny the benefits this opportunity brings to your resume in any area of studies: volunteering with NGOs and other humanitarian organizations, as an extra-curricular activity, is increasingly important and decisive to secure a place at the best universities and companies worldwide.
Proud of this Canadian-Brazilian partnership, Senior Director of VGC Language School, Dominic Walton, says Brazil is an important market for international education in Canada, making it worth investing back since Canadian schools "have taken so much talent" from Brazilian students who have been attending their courses.
According to Dominic, the VGC Educate for Change initiative is "more than just donating a dollar a day to something important. It's giving examples to the industry and a path for a change which our students can follow if they’d like to engage with it".
The money sent from the Canadian school is used on books, notebooks and other school supplies and on the services provided by those organizations in Brazil.
Source: VGC Language School