Literary Routes and Networks Project arrives in Ouro Preto to promote the habit of reading to 6,500 children in the municipality of Minas Gerais

  • Minas Gerais
  • 22/08/23

    The Literary Routes and Networks project, which promotes access to reading by expanding the literary collection of public schools and training professionals, arrived in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais. The initiative, a partnership between the Vale Foundation and the Educational Community (CE-CEDAC) and the municipal department of education, will train more than 400 educators in the region and benefit about 6,500 children. 

    Throughout the project, teachers, pedagogical coordinators, technicians from the department of education and culture and staff from public and community libraries will receive around 200 hours of training.

    The purpose of the meetings is to expand the repertoire of educators in children’s literature, storytelling and guide the team on restructuring libraries and reading rooms, to make spaces more attractive to students.  

    “We seek to support the development of the municipalities where Vale is present, with education as one of the pillars. Reading and literacy are the basis of learning and a fundamental condition to ensure the success of the school trajectory ”, reinforces Felipe de Faria, an analyst at the Vale Foundation.  

    This is already a successful project in Maranhão. Last year, Literary Routes and Networks trained at least 270 educators, opened nine reading rooms (three in Açailândia, two in Bacabeira, one in Arari and three in Santa Rita) and donated 6,437 books, benefiting more than 25,000 students from 72 schools. 

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