The world's largest generator of renewable clean energy

Citizen Network
Font Size

The Citizen Network program promotes literacy among youngsters 14 and older and low-income adults in eight Brazilian cities surrounding Itaipu.

To that end, it fights the causes of school evasion and creates favorable conditions for the pursuit of knowledge.

Day care centers are set up at class venues so that parents can be sure their children are safe while they study.

Students also receive all the necessary school supplies and books, are seen by optometrists, and are given glasses in case they present eyesight problems.

At city schools, the Citizen Network offers snacks, lunch and supper. Student groups are set up when teachers visit the neighborhoods. Classes take place in the district where students live, eliminating transportation costs.

City and state schools, neighborhood associations, churches, and teachers' homes become learning centers.

Due to all those benefits, while school evasion in the country reaches an average 35% it does not exceed 2% at the Citizen Network, and literacy rates have increased significantly.

Launched in 2004, the program plans to close its activities in 2008, when it will have taught approximately 17 thousand people to read and write.

At the Citizen Network, Itaipu works in collaboration with the Foz do Iguaçu Department of Education, Paraná State Department of Education, Foz do Iguaçu Local Education Center, Sesi-PR, Bank of Brazil Foundation, Foz do Iguaçu Rotary Club, and neighborhood associations.

Related Content
There are no files available.