Location Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Grantee 2018
Attended areas Education and Culture

Construindo um Amanhã com Igualdade

Training public school teachers to teach students who are visually-impaired, promoting their autonomy and overall respect for differences

Brazilian schools, public or private, cannot, by law, refuse enrollment to students with disabilities; however, teachers are often not prepared to receive them. Universities are still lagging in learning practices for students with disabilities. The absence of trained teachers means that there are large numbers of visually impaired students who, even while attending classes, cannot follow the activities.

Urece is founded and run by blind and visually impaired people. Active since 2005, promoting the inclusion and full potential development of the visually impaired. The organization believes in inclusion for a quality education.

The project will play a role in the training of teachers in the Rio de Janeiro Public School System to be capable of receiving blind or visually impaired students. Urece will develop more inclusive activities and disseminate the educational content for these students.

With support from BrazilFoundation, Urece will:

• Prepare educational materials;
• Hold workshops;
• Publicize project activities.

Impact

More inclusive and efficient lessons
for visually impaired students

160 public school teachers trained in the teaching these students
4 Public schools served

“With the motto ‘we do not see obstacles’, Urece develops […] actions of empowerment for people with disabilities, working on accessibility and citizenship.” – Urece team

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