Early Childhood riverfront receives Award BB Social Technology Foundation

17 of October of 2019 - FAS program aimed at health and indoor children's education Amazon 0 a 6 years was in 2nd place at the awards, receiving national recognition as an important social technology

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The Early Childhood riverfront (PIR), the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation program (FAS) focused on the health and education of children of 0 a 6 years of age living in protected areas (UC) do Amazonas, It was the winner in 2nd Prize Bank of Brazil Social Technology Foundation 2019, in the category Early Childhood, which occurred on the night of Wednesday (16) at the headquarters of FBB, in Brasilia. The first place went to the Household Visitation Early Childhood, Porto Alegre (RS).

no program, community workers are trained to give full assistance in health and education to children 0 a 6 They are living in riverine and indigenous communities, usually in shortage of basic services due to the geographical distance. "This award is a very important achievement for FAS. Provide visibility for our people, for our work of caring for people who take care of the forest, to take care of our children riverside, It is proud of ", Anderson summed Mattos, Manager Education Program, Health and FAS citizenship and who was the representative of the PIR on the prize.

The phase of early childhood, from 0 a 6, It is the most important for the formation of the physical and mental structures of the human being, when things like cognition and sociability are structured. The PIR coordinator, Franks Lima, He spoke with pride of achievement reached. "The winner is the first childhood, It is awarded from north to south of the country. Our PIR will continue changing lives and contributing to a decent childhood and value ", stressed.

Currently, PIR benefits over 10,7 thousand children living communities in the municipalities of Maraã, New Aripuanã, Itapiranga, Tefé and Uarini, and about 308 community workers have been trained since. "The community workers are the eyes of health in these communities, act vaccination campaigns, They are inside the house of the people dealing with their health. The award proves how FAS methodology positive impact in the places where we operate, leading improvement in the organization of the local health system and the systematization of home visits ", said Francisco Lima.

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To train community workers to provide care in health and education to coastal public 0 a 6 years is used a methodology inspired by the PIR Ministry of Health policies related to early childhood and adapted to the context and reality riverside. Furthermore, the program is also using a mobile application developed by Samsung and the Northern Institute of Technology (ITN), que reúne, one place, all the necessary content service, from a home visitation guide to information and methodologies.

Since the gestation of the baby until birth, support for mothers, breast-feeding, care with water and personal hygiene, tips to prevent home accidents, disease prevention, family relationships, development of cognition, and others, They are included in the RIP. "Investing in children is investing in the future of the Amazon. The RIP is instrumental in bringing education and health in the most critical stage of life, which is the period of 0 a 6, where all the thinking ability and cognitive intelligence is formed. Are these children in the future will be taking key decisions for the future of the Amazon ", said the general superintendent of FAS, Virgilio Viana.

About the Award

Held every two years since 2001, the Foundation Award Banco do Brazil Social Technology aims to identify, certify, reward and disseminate social technologies already applied and to propose solutions to problems related to education, health, environment, energy, housing, water resources and income across the country. Can participate in public institutions or private non-profit.

In nine editions, more than 7 thousand initiatives registered and more than R $ 4,1 million has been awarded in prizes to the winners for improvement of social technologies. The listed initiatives, in addition to already being recognized as social technologies by FBB, become part of a database composed of 1110 institutions. This year 24 social technologies competed for the award in eight categories: digital innovation, education, income generation, environment, community management, women in agroecology, early childhood and international category.

On the FAS

The Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) It is a Brazilian non-profit organization with no party political ties whose mission is to make the forest worth more standing than cut, promoting sustainable development actions and quality improvement of life of people living in the forest. Through programs and projects, FAS hits a lifelong search 40 thousand people in 16 Protected Areas of the State, in cooperation with the Sema and support the Amazon Fund / BNDES, Samsung, Bradesco and Coca-Cola Brazil.