Education and Culture

The lack of access to quality education in Brazil has had a great impact on social inequality throughout the country. Considering this, the amount invested per student in the public school system is a third of the average invested by other countries in the OECD. Only 14.7% of the adult population in Brazil has completed high school, and only 11% have higher education, according to 2010 IBGE Census data. Data has also revealed that 9.6 million youths between 15 and 29 neither study nor work. The challenges are even greater in low-income communities where schools are of poor quality or non-existent, and where access to culture is limited. Investment in education is crucial for these youths and adults to have good job opportunities in the future.

We fund innovative educational technologies on topics such as professional training, financial education and entrepreneurship, teacher training, culture as a tool for social change, and early childhood education.

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