| May 8, 2020
First quarter of 2020: with your help we've contribute to fight this pandemic
As all students of the world, we’ve spent part of the first quarter of 2020 at home. But even from a distance we stay committed and working for Public Basic Education. We’ve kept what we had planned for 2020 and incorporated initiatives to our work that would support educational government and families in face of the new coronavirus pandemic. To qualify the public debate, giving to Education the importance it deserves, we’ve took part in one of the leading and most traditional Brazilian talk shows - TV Cultura’s Roda Viva - commenting on the current educational scenario and what to expect and how to prepare for the post-pandemic. Yet due to the crisis we’ve perform actions, studies, and partnerships to reduce the impact of school suspension and support the educational networks in the huge challenge of the return to classes.
As for the implementation of our action plan for 2020, we will remain committed to achieve our three strategic goals: to strengthen the Educação Já! agenda; to act directly to advance specific measures in the short term (prioritizing the financing and administration of Brazilian Education and initial teacher training); and to strengthen ourselves on an institutional basis.
With this planning, we started the year at full blast!
In March we’ve conducted the 1st Encontro Anual Educação Já!, which brought together more than 350 people in a remarkable day for the Brazilian Basic Education and for the history of Todos Pela Educação. Planned to have a 3-day duration, the event had to be canceled after a day due to suspected infection by Covid-19 of our CEO, which was later discarded.
The Brazilian Basic Education funding was another highlight. In addition to continued coordination alongside the legislative branch to make the main engine of Education even more robust, we’ve mobilized the society towards the issue through a campaign on social media and in the airport of the Brazilian capital, which made the theme reach more than 2 million people, including parliamentarians responsible for approving the proposal.
The first quarter of 2020 ended with massive challenges ahead due to the Covid-19 pandemic: to ensure, even at home, a quality Basic Education and equal opportunities for all children and young people of the country.
Together, even from a distance, we go further!