Location Santa Luiza do Itanhy - SE
Grantee 2014
Attended areas Education and Culture

CLOC (Criatividade – Lógica – Oportunidade – Crescimento)

Training in Logic and Java Programming

Santa Luzia do Itanhy, one of the poorest cities in Brazil, has one of the lowest HDI standings, ranking 5,345th out of 5,565 municipalities. Having around 13,000 residents, 75% of families from Santa Luzia do Itanhy depend on welfare programs from the state and federal government.

When the organization moved from São Paulo to a village in Santa Luzia do Itanhy in 2009, IPTI created a software development model based on art, science and technology. The goal of IPTI is to mobilize teenagers and youths in the city and create opportunities for those youths who would otherwise move to large cities in search of work, training the youth in their development model. IPTI was supported by BrazilFoundation in 2013 and benefited 270 students, eight of which learned Java and now possess skills to obtain a job or launch a business in the growing job market in Santa Luzia do Itanhy.

With support from BrazilFoundation, the project will:

• Provide 100 hours of training to 270 students on subjects related to Java programming;
• Offer an 8-hour course in computer maintenance;
• Create opportunities for adolescents and youth to find skilled work.


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