Build a school for rural students in Brazil

 
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Jan 25, 2013

BrazilFoundation Update: A Progress Report from Paramoti

Facade of the new school house
Facade of the new school house

This is a very special moment for all of us at EPC Paramoti because it is the first year that we will begin studies in our own school house.

Thanks to the funds raised through the GlobalGiving campaign and our partnership with BrazilFoundation, we have succeeded in constructing much of our school building. At our new school house, many rural students will have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and eventually enter university, just like the 30 young people who have already achieved higher education through EPC Paramoti.

What has been accomplished so far?

All construction of the walls and the roof has been completed at the school, and the walls require only finishing (plastering and painting). The classroom now has doors and lighting as you can see, and all that's left is proper flooring for its completion.

What is still in progress?

The interior finishing of the rooms in the school house, such as flooring and plastering, still remains to be completed. The construction of bathrooms, a kitchen, a computer room and a library/reading room are all currently underway. The facade is also nearly finished, aside from painting and some finishing touches.

General Overview

Since 2006, EPC Paramoti has engaged in a quest for the social inclusion of low-income youth and their attainment of higher education through cooperative learning. A lack of funds at times hindered our actions, but regardless, this group never stopped believing in a collective dream: the construction of its very own school house for EPC Paramoti.

For the first time we can see our dream, our building is already up, and in the near future we hope to be able to conclude our construction and continue bringing hope to dozens of young people from our region. The space
itself for EPC Paramoti represents the expansion of a program that has already enabled 30 low-income youth to obtain college degrees, in a community with many obstacles to higher education.

We are committed to continuing to bring hope to the young people of our community.

- Aurenir Sales Luz

Coordinator,  EPC Paramoti    

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Este é um momento muito especial para todos nós que fazemos parte da Escola Popular Cooperativa de Paramoti porque é o primeiro ano que iniciaremos os estudos na nossa própria sede.

Graças aos recursos arrecadados através da campanha junto a Globalgiving e da parceria com a BrazilFoundation, conseguimos construir boa parte do nosso prédio. Lá, muitos jovens do sertão terão a oportunidade de ampliar seus horizontes e ingressar na universidade, assim como os 30 jovens que já conseguiram ingressar no ensino superior através da EPC Paramoti.

O que já foi feito?

Toda a estrutura de paredes e telhado está pronta, faltando apenas o acabamento (reboco e pintura). O salão de estudos já tem portas e iluminação, faltando apenas concluir o piso.

O que está em andamento?

Ainda falta boa parte do acabamento interno dos cômodos, como piso e reboco. Está em andamento os banheiros, a cozinha, sala de informática e sala de leitura. A fachada está quase pronta também, faltando apenas os acabamentos.

Síntese geral

Desde 2006 a Escola Popular Cooperativa de Paramoti traz na sua história a busca pela inclusão social de jovens de baixa renda no ensino superior através da aprendizagem cooperativa. No entanto, a falta de recursos financeiros dificultava as ações deste grupo que mesmo diante disso, nunca deixou de acreditar num sonho coletivo: a construção da própria sede da EPC Paramoti.

Pela primeira vez podemos visualizar um sonho—nosso prédio já está de pé—agora falta pouco para concluirmos a obra e continuarmos a levar esperança para dezenas de jovens de nossa região. O espaço próprio para a EPC Paramoti significa a expansão de um trabalho que em 6 anos já levou 30 jovens de baixa renda para a universidade, num município com muitas dificuldades de acesso ao ensino superior.

Estamos empenhados para continuarmos a levar esperança aos nossos jovens.

- Aurenir Sales Luz

Coordenadora da EPC Paramoti 

 

Classroom - almost ready for students!
Classroom - almost ready for students!
Library under construction
Library under construction
Future dorms, library and computer lab
Future dorms, library and computer lab
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New York, New York United States

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