Teenagers from SDR of Juma will be able to complete elementary school inside the Reserve
23 de January de 2012 - Partnership between FAS and the City Hall of Novo Aripuanã will benefit around 90 students in the protected area
Source: Amazonas Sustainable Foundation
Children and Youth Juma, of the river channel Mariepaua, the municipality of Novo Aripuanã (a 227 km of Manaus), will for the first time the opportunity to complete primary education without leaving the city. From a partnership between the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) and the municipal government, a new school in the community will attend the Bee 10 communities of the reserve.
Classes began on the last day 9 Jan., regime adapted to the Amazonian summer school: between July and November, the navigability of the rivers south of the state is affected, making it difficult or even impossible to finish materials and food.
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The school has 94 Alunos enrolled, divided into two classes. The 6th grade students meet regularly with up to 16 years, who have just graduated from fifth grade and can now continue their studies. The other class consists of young people and adults over 16 years who had to interrupt his studies and waiting for an opportunity to complete it.
"It was exciting to see the happiness and satisfaction of the Community, Teachers, students and parents to see their children go to school without having to move to the city, "says Rodrigues Tanea, Manager of Core Juma, that accompanied and led activities.
Students take classes under full, during intervals of 15 days, letiva in alternating between the 6th grade of elementary school and the Youth and Adult Education - AYE, to optimize the use of school facilities.
During the summer, teachers monitor students' work by visiting each community board 'Tail', small vessels that allow marine traffic in times of drought.
The coordinator of institutional Conservação Nuclei of Sustainability and the FAS, Raquel Luna, emphasizes the importance of this project on the challenges and the current context of the region:
"Access to education for forest communities, historically excluded, is an essential step to train young actors from a local sustainable development, with forest conservation and improvement of quality of life ", Raquel ressalta.
The Center for Conservation and Sustainability of Juma is a result of FAS partnership with Marriott International in Juma.