By Clara Machado
This September, Instituto Juruá is offering “Project Elaboration Course” to grassroot associations from Mid-Juruá. Many associations expressed a need for a course to improve their writing techniques for raising funds. Even though the pandemic presented itself as a challenge, the course started coming back to life in 2020 by the hands of our institute’s team—when there was no possibility of this being conducted in person.
Four short video lessons were created addressing the main themes of the project, such as the presentation of the association, objectives, goals, results, and indicators. The video lessons are being made available via a WhatsApp group, where everyone enrolled keeps up with the lessons and submits their exercises. We are also holding two online mentorships to go over the exercises and to answer any questions.
Despite connectivity challenges at Mid-Juruá and the impossibility of currently conducting this course in person, the associations are engaged, and this introduction course will certainly grow in the future with new online mentorships, assistance with projects, and in person courses. Visit our YouTube channel to watch the course’s video lessons!