Educational programs

Caregiver Course

FURNAS has provided the Caregiver Course for over 20 years, offering training in child, adult, elderly and disabled care. The initiative is currently a partnership between FURNAS, Faculdade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and Cártias Arquidiocesana. Trainees must be over 18 years old, submit copies of their CV, ID card, CPF, proof of residence, elementary school certificate or diploma and a peronal statement describing why they want to take the course. Refugees are also welcome.

The training and teaching materials are free of charge, and meals and transportation are the students’ responsibility. When the course ends, students’ names will be included in the FURNAS Caregiver Register. About 3,000 people have already taken the course and the main challenge faced by students is entering the job market.