Vulnerable children often not accessing school in Brazil are to receive additional support with life changing education and mentoring thanks to a new scheme run by Maidstone company Outreach Tuition. Outreach Tuition support vulnerable children and disadvantaged young people within Kent and South East London. For every new pupil referred to them by primary and secondary schools, local authorities and alternative settings, Outreach Tuition will in turn, fund the education of a child in Brazil.
Outreach Tuition, run by Jodie Devlin, is to help support education through the charity Meninadanca. Meninadanca works with around 300 children and young people every day, in some of the poorest communities along Brazil's main highway, where they are often exploited. The charity's Pink Houses provide a safe haven where they can learn to flourish through a mix of programmes to help empower and educate themselves. Through a mix of dance, art and education, the charity helps them to overcome their past, erase fear and build a meaningful future.
Jodie Devlin, Director of Outreach Tuition says "School leaders in London and the South East can really feel as though they are making a difference now, when they refer pupils to us. In addition to receiving our life changing tuition for the vulnerable pupils in their own schools, they equally will be lifting up a deprived area of Brazil. We are starting with this scheme in Brazil, but it is our vision to eventually support the education of vulnerable children all over the world".