Piecitos in Brazil

Schools of Brasil

811 piecitos colorados in 9 schools in Teofilo Otoni (2), Pouso Alegre, Aguas Lindas de Goiás, Manaos, Belford Roxo, Olinda, Santa Maria and Piraquara.

Incorporated in 2011, 13 children are taught there.

Initial situation: Precarious conditions. The kitchen, the roof, the toilets and the floors with leaks and holes. The electrical installations were in poor condition. Situation of abandonment by the authorities.

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: Total reform. A dining room and a sports field were built offering students, teachers and community a safe space for sports activities and cultural events.
  • Nutritional Training: The school has been active in a school orchard since 2013 to reinforce the daily snack and consume surpluses at home. Since 2016, the gardens are used as learning spaces to reinforce subjects.
  • Educational Improvement: Activities to reinforce reading, spelling contests and cultural presentations are developed. Alliances with Military Police, Prefecture and Firefighters are carried out for several days.
  • Promotion of Sport: Gycans have been promoted since 2016 as a cross-cutting activity in schools to stimulate sports and healthy competition. In addition, a volunteer with studies in Physical Education performs monthly sports activities.

Incorporated in 2011, 24 children are taught there.

Initial situation: The infrastructure was in very precarious conditions. The toilets and the water well needed an urgent repair.

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: Deep rehabilitation, reinforcement of the structure, construction of a hydraulic system and repair of bathrooms.
  • Nutritional Training: The school has been active in a school orchard since 2014 in which, in addition to taking advantage of the consumption of healthy foods within the center, they reinforce various school subjects.
  • Educational Improvement: Intense reinforcement of writing and reading with permanent work of volunteers, and the educational community. In 2018, the students of this school participated in the Art Initiation project, opening their horizons and creating a school Museum that exhibited old articles of the families and the volunteers themselves.
  • Promotion of Sport: Gymnastics have been promoted since 2016 as a cross-cutting activity to stimulate sports and healthy competition. In addition, a volunteer performs monthly sports activities.

 

Incorporated into the project in 2011, 94 children are taught there.

Initial situation: infrastructure with leaks, cracks, bad lighting and electrical problems. The school was about to close and leave a poor population unattended, made up of strawberry farmers (a lot of traveling population).

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: change of ceilings, electrical installations, repair of floors, walls and bathrooms; as well as improvement in the classroom and administrative sector. Ramps are being built to improve accessibility.
  • Nutritional Training: since 2013 there is an orchard, using the food obtained to reinforce the students' daily diet.
  • Educational Improvement: Since 2015, cultural tours to museums in the region and also in São Paulo have been promoted. In 2017 the school participated in the Art Initiation project with two volunteers, being able to visit the Art Museum of São Paulo. In 2018, volunteers from the city and the Work Safety area developed the pilot project “Risk Prevention, Zero Accidents”.
  • Promotion of Sport: Gymnastics have been developed since 2016 promoting sports practice in the school with the participation of volunteers and sports equipment has been delivered

 

Incorporated into the project in 2013, 91 children are taught there.

Initial situation: It would be necessary to rehabilitate the water well and expand its facilities with the construction of aropia baths and sanitation space.

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: Construction of an additional room, bathrooms and dining room. The electrical and hydraulic part was repaired and material was delivered for the prefecture to roof the patio.
  • Nutritional Training: The school has an orchard and, despite the great drought season that this city faces, it is possible to take advantage of most of the school year. Training of technical personnel for the good management of the space was received.
  • Educational Improvement: Oral hygiene education talks are held annually in partnership with prefecture dentists. Students participated in the Initiation to Art project, also approaching regional art by visiting a local art center. They have also learned to create a biodigester to take advantage of the organic waste of the school itself and improve the garden soil using fertilizer and learning about renewable energy. Reading reinforcement actions have also been carried out.
  • Sports Promotion: gymnastics are carried out with the participation of volunteers.

Incorporated into the project in 2013, 50 children are taught there.

Initial situation: Built entirely of wood, with leaks in the roof and suffering from floods with each rain. Risk situation and unhealthiness for students and the community. The students and the community presented difficulties of interrelation and much distrust with the visitors.

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: A new school was built with three classrooms, a reading space, dining room, kitchen, food store and an area for teachers. In addition, two basic rooms were built with a bathroom for teacher accommodation. Thanks to the volunteers he made a protection fence.
  • Nutritional Training: The school has an orchard cared for by students, teachers and the community. Training of an agronomist has been received for the good maintenance of the space.
  • Educational Improvement: In 2018, students received the Art Initiation Course. In partnership with students of the University of Amazonas, preventive classrooms on oral hygiene education for students and teachers were held for two consecutive years. In addition, they have visited spaces of their city getting out of the islands.
  • Promotion of Sport: The Gincana Piecitos Colorados has been carried out as in the rest of the schools in Brazil, promoting sports and healthy competition in soccer, volleyball and swimming.

Incorporated into the project in 2013, 160 children are taught there.

Initial situation: The infrastructure represented a risk for students and teachers because it had been informally rehabilitated according to the community's attention needs. Thus, the ventilation, lighting, ceilings and walls in addition to bathrooms and electrical installations were in poor condition.

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: Rehabilitation and construction of bathrooms and classrooms. Enabled a library and a space for dance and karate. The school has become a reference in the neighborhood, representing a safe space for students and their families.
  • Nutritional Training: Vertical orchard with species and some vegetables that are used in snacks. Food exploitation activities have been carried out.
  • Educational Improvement: The Art Initiation project has been developed by introducing 38 students from Rio in an environment until that moment unknown. Educational trips were made annually to important museums in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Promotion of Sport: the school participates in the gymkhana Piecitos Colorados where, in addition, it has incorporated traditional games.

 

Incorporated into the project in 2015, 255 children are taught there

Initial situation: The school infrastructure was physically, hydraulically and electrically involved, representing a high risk. Classrooms flooded on rainy days. Floors and ceilings with gaps in addition to leaks. School performance was very low.

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: A deep work of rehabilitation, construction and improvement of the infrastructure was carried out due to the precarious situation found by repairing the classrooms, taking advantage of the spaces and renovating the electricity network, in addition to enabling an internal patio and a new kitchen, bathrooms and area for teachers.
  • Nutritional Training: Healthy eating classrooms have been carried out and fruits have been incorporated in the daily diet and in the snacks consumed in the walks. The impact has been very positive.
  • Educational Improvement: cultural walks are carried out aligned to the themes studied annually. Motivational lectures oriented to professional studies are given, and English classrooms have been included, as well as risk prevention and safety. In addition, students have enjoyed a play for the first time. Olinda volunteers taught the Art Initiation Course.
  • Promotion of Sport: The Gymkhana Piecitos Colorados has been developed since 2016 with the active participation of volunteers and students. Yoga classrooms are also held.

Incorporated in 2017 educates 92 children

Initial situation: School in precarious conditions built entirely in wood more than 30 years ago. Due to the weather and extreme weather conditions the structure was compromised without the possibility of reuse.

Current situation:

  • Infrastructure: A deep work of rehabilitation, construction and improvement of the infrastructure was carried out.

Incorporated in 2019 educates 32 minors