First TYCO class at Colégio Estadual Monteiro de Carvalho graduates

With much enthusiasm and pride, 26 of 30 youngsters concluded the vocational training course on Electronic Security Equipment Installation and Image Monitoring offered through the partnership of the Carioca Fund with TYCO and the Marques de Salamanca Institute. The low dropout rate may be attributed to the interest in this new job sector, the support provided by the TYCO staff, and the dedication of the teaching staff. As a result, seven of this group are already employed in Rio de Janeiro. The selection process for the second class is already underway.

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New Competition sponsored by LCM Commodities

Youth Action in Urban Carioca Art is the second competition launched by the Carioca Fund and sponsored by LCM Commodities. A Request for project proposals was announced on June 1st and the deadline for project submission is June 30th, 2012. Youth Action in Urban Carioca Art is being coordinated by Charles Siqueira, one of the three coordinators of the “My Photographic Rio” competition, which took place in 2011. This year’s objective is to select new original work to be created in July and August by young urban street artists.

The initiative seeks to select new works accomplished during the months of July and August by young street artists. Works may include graffiti, sculpture and installations. Grand prize is a trip to New York for the launch of the catalog made with works developed during the competition.

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Exhibit “My Photographic Rio” reopens this month

After six weeks at the Largo das Artes Gallery, in Rio de Janeiro, the exhibit “My Photographic Rio” moves to a new space. Photos of the 34 young photographers from slum communities in Rio will be shown at the newly established Escola de Aperfeiçoamento de Servidores da Educação for faculty and staff of Rio’s public high schools. The School was inaugurated in February 2012 and will offer courses, lectures and a library for educational research. “My Photographic Rio” will inaugurate the school’s cultural activities. Opening date to be disclosed soon.

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New Coordinator of Fundo Carioca

The Carioca Fund welcomes its new Coordinator Eliane Birman, who will lead all project management, development and partnership initiatives of the Fund. Eliane comes from a multidisciplinary background, holding a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a graduate degree in Journalistic Communication and an Executive MBA from COPPEAD/UFRJ. Eliana spent 17 years working with education management and has extensive experience in the project design, management and monitoring in the context of public-private partnerships.