Schools of Brazil

Piecitos Colorados

Schools of Brasil

594 piecitos colorados in 7 schools in Minas Gerais (2), Pouso Alegre, Aguas Lindas, Manaos, Río de Janeiro y Pernambuco.

Incorporated in 2011, 18 children are taught there.

Location: Rio Pretinho district, municipality of Teófilo Otoni in Vale do Jequetinhonha in Minas Gerais.

Characteristics of the infrastructure found: Precarious conditions in the kitchen, roof, toilets and floors. Electrical installations in bad condition.

Socio-economic characteristics: One of the poorest and most vulnerable regions in the country. Rural economy, basically agricultural.

Incorporated in 2011, 21 children are taught there.

Location: Beija Flor community, Rio Pretinho district, municipality of Teófilo Otoni in Minas Gerais.

Characteristics of the infrastructure found: Class room in very precarious condition. Toilets and water well needed urgent repair.

Socio-economic characteristics: One of the poorest and most vulnerable regions in the country. Rural economy, basically agricultural.

Incorporated into the project in 2011, 87 children are taught there.

Location: Bairro Cruz Alta, municipality of Pouso Alegre.

Characteristics of the infrastructure found: Big infrastructure defects.

Socio-economic characteristics: Community with an immigrant population from the north of the country that works in strawberry production. The community is very participative; in general, parents attend all the meetings they are called to. The families are mostly large families.

Incorporated into the project in 2013, 85 children are taught there

Location: Camargo estate in Goiás, Municipality of Águas Lindas.

Characteristics of the infrastructure found: The water well needed to be rehabilitated and a library, a pantry to complement the kitchen and a games area had to be built.

Socio-economic characteristics: Low education level region that is highly vulnerable socially. The school caters for the children of estate workers who work sowing seeds and on the upkeep of the ranches in the área.

Incorporated into the project in 2013, 40 children are taught there.

Location: On the banks of the river Negro in Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas.

Characteristics of the infrastructure found: Precarious building (school completely made of wood). It has only one class room where infants and primary school classes are taught. There is no electricity or drinking water.

Socio-economic characteristics: It is accessed by boats. The majority of the families in the area work in agriculture or live off government social welfare benefits. The community has strong ties with the school and participates in the improvement tasks.

Incorporated into the project in 2013, 130 children are taught there.

Location: City of Belford Roxo, in Rio de Janeiro.

Characteristics of the infrastructure found: Precarious condition.

Socio-economic characteristics: Families that are highly vulnerable socially. There is a high rate of violence in the streets of the city where the school is located.

Incorporated into the project in 2015, 213 children are taught there