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Codó Nova Project, Brazil

Study Group staff and students raised the sum of £30,463 to cover the cost of building four new classrooms and a computer room at the Rozalina Zaidan School in Codó Nova, an urban slum on the outskirts of Codó, Brazil.

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Opportunity and Learning

Not only has the project guaranteed the children educational opportunities, it has also inspired self-learning within the greater community.

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The need

Set in an urban slum on the outskirts of Codó, the Rozalina Zaidan School suffered from overcrowding, with children having to go to school in shifts, and 300 children in the area receiving no education at all due to a lack of resources. The classrooms were in a poor state of repair and ill equipped. Temporary classrooms were often used to house the increasing number of students.

What we achieved

Our project, managed by the experienced NGO, Plan International, funded the construction of four new classrooms, created extra storage space and a computer room, fully furnished and operational. The community was trained in project management, accounting and purchasing and local government officials and community representatives were involved to make sure that the project is fully integrated into the local infrastructure.

The impact

As well as creating more physical space to teach more pupils, the school now offers a safe, clean educational space in which children can develop the skills they need for the future. The community is supporting the school, which will help to ensure that the project continues to help children for many years to come.