By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — At a ceremony held in Centro, Rio on Wednesday (August 6th), the Foundation for Childhood and Adolescence in Rio de Janeiro (RJ-FIA) welcomed it's latest group of about 500 teens aged between 15 to 18, who have enrolled in the Program of Protected Work (PTPA). The group will undergo a training period of four months and will then be contracted by the program to work for public or private companies.

The PTPA is a state initiative aimed primarily at teenagers who come from in at-risk and vulnerable households . . .

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