urban walls education
Urban Walls Brazil has, since 2015, created a platform for cultural exchange, while promoting the importance of diversity, sustainability and partnering with socially engaged organizations to advocate for their cause.
For the UWBEDU project, we will be responsible for connecting American schools to Brazilian schools, opening a dialogue about SUSTAINABILITY, EDUCATION, DIVERSITY, and LITERACY. Through a basic package, both schools will receive information on the two countries' environments, ecological, and sustainable issues, taking into consideration the diverse culture and beliefs of the different areas.
By partnering with organizations like Ler é Fundamental and Holistica Foundation we will be able to distribute books to the students in Brazil. The funds are coming through FUNDRAZR campaigns, but we are working to partner with educational organizations, both in the USA and Brazil.
ART will be utilized to provide project visibility. A mural designed by the American students will be painted at the Brazilian schools. Notwithstanding the mural, the most IMPORTANT part of this project will be the distribution of books to EVERY student at the Brazilian school to foster the habit of reading. Brazilian children's literacy level has a 260-year investment gap compared to the ones in developed countries (data from the 2018 World Bank Annual Report).
South River High School in Edgewater, MD and E.M.E.F. Maria Jose C. Moraes in Victoria, ES, Brazil have partnered in our UWBEDU Project. Together, they will create a mural, exchange ideas on sustainability, and deliver books to 700 children at E.M.E.F. Maria Jose C. Moraes.
Donations will be collected in the cafeteria of South River High Monday, February 3 - Wednesday, February 5, 2020. You can also donate online until Saturday, February 29 by clicking below.