The municipalities served are close to the region of Goiana, where the Jeep Pernambuco plant is located. They are also part of the staff of the Jeep Automotive Plant, stresses Luciana. "They are within the radius of influence of the plant. We are very committed to the development of this region and we understand that investment in education benefits the communities as a whole, from the school, teaching professionals, students and families of these students. In addition, from the business point of view, contributing to the improvement of education also means investing so that we may have an increasingly prepared workforce in the region", she says.
Luciana explains that the arrival of the Rota do Saber in each of the municipalities occurred at different times. Therefore, in some of them the actions are still in the process of "maturation". However, in many cities we can now see the improvements in the quality of education through the Ideb index. In the municipality of Paulista, for example, rose from 4.1 to 4.7. There, the Rota do Saber was implemented last year. "As they were well below the Ideb's target in 2015, the goal of 5.0 has not yet been reached. But as it's only the first year, the idea is that by 2019 we will reach our goal", she reinforces. In Itambé, where the program is less than a year old, the municipal schools have already achieved the Ideb's goal in the initial years of Elementary Education (4.3). In Paulista, the Rota do Saber program will be completed in 2019. In other municipalities, the cycle will end in 2020. Therefore, we should be able to measure the results more accurately in future editions of Ideb.
The end of the project, however, does not mean that the learning process ends. The idea is for Rota do Saber to become a road for teachers, students and families themselves. "It's important for the activities to be incorporated by the public school system and be maintained because they work", says Luciana. "This is a great challenge and we are aware that there is still a lot to be done."