Literature and Empowerment for Girls in Itacaré

ETIV do Brasil is looking for volunteers to support a project focused on literature and empowerment for girls project, known as “LitClub”. We currently have two projects running and a teacher that leads each project, but we are in need of volunteers that will work alongside the teachers to help support the work and goals of our LitClub program. This would be a part time volunteer position, as this club only runs twice as week, so volunteers would need to choose this in combination with another project in order to get in at least 20 hours of volunteer service a week.

More about LitCLub:

ETIV has partnered with LitWorld, a New York based non-profit, to set up a literacy club for girls here in Brazil, known as LitClub. LitWorld recognizes that literacy provides access to history, knowledge, creativity and democracy. As such, LitWorld aims to create social transformation at a grassroots level by funding LitClubs to improving literacy in disadvantaged communities in both the US and around the world.

The focus of the LitClubs is to help children engage with and enjoy reading, writing and storytelling, while also promoting self-confidence. ETIV currently has two LitClubs running once a week each for girls aged 10-14 years old and the teacher (mentors) of our LitClubs are members of the local Itacare community. The LitClubs aim to provide the children with positive role models, as well as to create a safe space where they can build their self-confidence. The LitClub curriculum is based around seven key strengths, which are designed to foster trust and mutual respect between the members of LitClub:

  • Belonging
  • Curiosity
  • Friendship
  • Kindness
  • Confidence
  • Courage
  • Hope

The LitClubs are truly fantastic as it is wonderful to watch the girls become more confident in themselves as they are able to better express themselves through reading, writing, drawing and storytelling!