Yolanda Queiroz School – La Escolinha

La Escola de Aplicação Yolanda Queiroz, or La Escolinha, was inaugurated in 1982, and has already literate thousands of children. The school provides annually free education to about 670* children from the Garden I until the 1st grade, residents in neighboring communities of to campus, called “communidades”. The vast majority of the children comes from the poorest community nearby: the « Dendê ».

 

Each child receives free school supplies and uniform. Moreover, the educational program is enriched by activities such as computer science, fine arts, games library, dance, capoeira and physical education.

The playground

The playground

 

Children attend school either in the morning or the afternoon – leaving them unsupervised for long periods of time if their parents work. This shcool ensures that children have a safe, educational, supervised environment in which to spend this time constructively and allow parents to work. The teachers’ objective is to provide children with the care and attention needed to develop their social skills, to encourage them to develop an enthusiasm for higher education, and to teach vital skills to be competitive in a rapidly developing economy.

 

 

Class Room

Class Room

Class Room

Class Room

Snack Room

Snack Room

Snack Room

Snack Room

As a part of this humanitarian project, our main mission is to provide those children from favelas with the essential attention, support and guidance needed for healthy child development.

Teachers during break time

Teachers during break time

Although no strict written lessons are held, we teach them a little English through educational play such as copying, tracing, games and drawing.

 

 

*children enrolled in 2012

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