CEAP – Centro Educacional Assistencial Profissionalizante (Professionalizing Assistant Educational Center), settled by OSUC – Obras Sociais Universitárias e Culturais (Cultural and University Social Works) in 1985 is a non-governmental and non-profit organization, that works as a free professionalizing school that annually offers technical, professionalizing and school-complementary courses to 800 youngsters between 10 and 18 years old who are enrolled at regular education.
Along with technical-professionalizing education CEAP cares about the Human Formation of the ones it supports. Over the last 32 years it has developed an educational methodology which englobes personalized education and the participation of the family in the educational process of youngsters; both of them happen through Mentory and the Formation Course for Parents.
Nowadays the organization has an area of 23 thousand square meters inside a community in the South area of São Paulo – neighborhood of Pedreira - which belongs to the District of Ademar, a town with 249 thousand inhabitants that is on the 81º place of HDI (Human Development Index) among the 96 districts of the city of São Paulo, according to IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics).
Throughout its history CEAP has attended over 6.000 youngsters and their families. According to CEAP, the student does not stop being part of their history after concluding a course. Former students are benefited with several initiatives through the Center of Internships and Professional Placing aiming their start or return to the job Market. Some examples of those initiatives are: CEAP A Feira de Profissões e Carreiras (CEAP Careers and Professions Fair) and CEAP Vagas (CEAP Vacancies).
All of the developed initiatives aim to lead the benefited youngsters to an Education beyond Education.
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CEAP has a chaplaincy service, which is ran by the Prelature of Opus Dei, an Institution from the Catholic Church settled by Saint Josemaria Escrivá.