The project will benefit 450 students from Goiana's municipal school network, as well as 25 teachers and school managers.
FCA Sustainability Coordinator for Latin America, Luciana Costa, says that Vozes Daqui will offer workshops through the methodology known as Educommunication, which uses communication tools and techniques for teaching. "Students will be able to produce videos and photos, for example, to work on didactic content. Not only formal content, which is already part of the school’s curriculum, but mainly content that will enhance the relationship with the community", she explains, stressing that the idea is for the topics of the classes to be focused on the local culture. "It's a form of identity, of rescuing the meaning of traditional or folkloric stories and festivities in order to contribute to the relationship between family and the collective or the community", she explains.
Another pillar of the program is the implementation of projects within schools. The goal, according to Luciana, is for young people to organize themselves into committees and think about concrete projects for the school. "The ideas will be developed by the youngsters themselves, prioritizing leadership, but we can also cite examples that go from building parks inside the units to renovating courts, building libraries or developing radio at the school. We want students to go through an immersion so that they understand the main demands of each school individually", she says. The projects will be funded by FCA and the Banco do Brasil Foundation, which will follow the process from start to finish.
For Luciana, these two bases will favor the leadership of youngsters of Goiana. And not only for the 450 students contemplated by the project, according to her. "Because this project is being done in partnership with City Hall, the idea is to replicate it in other schools in the future, reaching and benefiting the entire municipal network of Goiana", she says, noting that the launch of the project brought together not only teachers and principals to participate in the project, but managers of other schools who were interested in the format of Vozes Daqui.