riparian and indigenous students supported by FAS stick degree at the School Samsung Amazon

13 the December the 2019 - More than 600 children and adolescents from traditional communities are benefiting from education activities undertaken by FAS, em parceria com a Samsung, Amazonas state government and municipal governments

 
Photo: Rafael Sales / Press Release

Promote innovative education for Amazon environmental development is the main objective of the partnership between the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) e a Samsung, a newly renewed cooperation that benefits 659 children and riparian and indigenous teenagers studying in schools in Conservation and Sustainability Centers (CSC) FAS, within protected areas (UC) in Amazonas. Thursday (12), 14 students of the State School Samsung Amazon, NCS Missy Manana, community in Three States, within the Environmental Preservation Area (APA) Rio Negro, Stuck grade in high school.

The FAS-Samsung partnership, which enabled the training of these students and graduates also benefits, teachers and the communities as a whole, there from 2010 focusing on supporting education projects developed 38 communities along the Amazon, initiatives involving from agro-ecological practices to educommunication, as Reporters Forest project, where young people are taught how to use the media and how to produce targeted content to their own reality.

One of the highlights of this partnership was the construction, in 2011, do UCLA Missy Manana, community in Three States, a 65 kilometers from Manaus, where is the "School Samsung", administered by the Ministry of Education and the Amazon Teaching Quality (Seduc), and also where it happened the graduation of 14 riparian and indigenous.

Students are both residents of the community Three States as others in the region, as Mount Sinai Igarapé Açu, Saint Thomas, New Hope and Good Hope. "It's a great feeling to get get here, realize the dream of graduation from high school. All thanks to school here in the community ", Oliveira celebrated Victory, from 19 years.

The State School Samsung Amazon offers classes in three high school series for more than 150 Alunos of 11 surrounding communities, with support from the Government of Amazonas, via Seduc. The partnership also includes additional courses, school lunches and supply of electricity to the school building.

education projects

The education activities developed by FAS supported by Samsung have also generated positive impact on the lives of students in the Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Reserve, New Aripuanã, a 300 kilometers from Manaus, as the young Anaylson Ribeiro, the bee community. He is a student in the NCS Victor Civita. "Today I can guarantee that this school was the place where I grew as a human being and citizen through knowledge" he said.

Anaylson participate in the Incentive Project to Reading and Writing (Incenturita), which has input from Samsung. The student has also integrated a delegation of riparian students who have knowledge exchange between Brazil and Germany in early 2018.

The FAS-Samsung partnership in education initiatives benefiting over 600 Children and adolescents also with municipal governments support within the State, as the prefectures of Jutaí and Novo Aripuana, where is the Juma.

New challenges

The recent renewal of FAS-Samsung partnership is the arrival of new challenges for education in the Amazon region. So says the superintendent of FAS Sustainable Development, Valcléia Solidade. "This renewal is very important to continue the Foundation's projects and to expand the projects focused on entrepreneurship, thus strengthening the possibility of income generation among these young people, "he said.

Samsung has supported a number of educational programs and projects for the development of young leaders in driving positive social change and to build a better world for all "We are committed to realize our vision 'Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People’, enabling future generations to achieve their full potential through education ", said Isabel Costa, Manager of Corporate Citizenship Samsung Brazil.

One of the novelties of the renewal of this partnership is the "cast net Project", whose name refers to the network of coastal fishing and the skill needed to handle it and that seeks to add vocational skills of young people in complementary courses in entrepreneurship and business development focused prototypes for the local reality.

The project aims to put into practice the ideas and innovative solutions proposed by the riparian entrepreneurship branch, where the best initiatives will be evaluated by professionals of FAS and Samsung and the opportunity to receive support in the execution. "The goal is to offer them an experience co-creation of a plan for the future, bringing together the innovative potential and their local knowledge, traditional", Anderson said Mattos, Manager of Education and Health Program FAS.

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. When all, near 40 thousand people are benefited by FAS shares 581 communities and 16 Conservation Units, in cooperation with the Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema) and support from the Amazon / BNDES Fund, Samsung, Bradesco and Coca-Cola Brazil.

Recently, FAS achieved a landmark throughout its history of education activities in the Amazon. The NGO received UNESCO-Japan Prize for Education for Sustainable Development, o ESD Prize, awarded by UNESCO and funded by the Japanese government to innovative solutions in the world capable of transforming reality through sustainable development. FAS is the only South American institution in history to receive such an award.

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