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Computers and culture in classrooms

Luisa Siquerira | Brazil | 14 March 2016

Computers and culture in classrooms

Recent training and workshops at ARISE schools in Brazil have been deemed successful by participants. From computers, music, art and cultural performances, there was something for everyone.

Computer training

Fifteen eighth grade students at the Flor Fabrico Ceretta School in Arroio Bonito have received Basic Computing training. The students followed a six-month course and recently graduated at an award ceremony attended by representatives from government, the school, the training center and ARISE. The school has been endowed with computers, and the students have been invited to attend a follow up Level 2 course to extend their knowledge.

Music and art workshops


A youth art project was created at the Menino Jesus School, Brazil for children aged 10 to 17- years old. Farming families and the local community were also invited to take part. The project’s workshops aim to provide participants with a music qualification and share information about child labor and social behavior.

Regional educational show

A regional educational show brought together more than 400 people including students from 10 schools, teachers, parents and guests. They were there to celebrate three years of ARISE in Arroio do Tigre. Students recited poems and took part in several artistic and cultural performances including music, guitar and theater. Works by students and mothers of the Crafts and Environmental Education workshops were also exhibited. Municipal mayors, the President of the Union of Rural Workers of Arroio do Tigre, and other authorities also attended the event.

ARISE é uma iniciativa conjunta da Organização Internacional do Trabalho (OIT), JTI e Winrock International. Foi desenvolvida com o envolvimento de governos federais, parceiros sociais e comunidades produtoras de tabaco.