School Technology





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Region: South America

Country: Brazil

Location: Blumenau SC

Total Budget: $41,312

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

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Name of Project: School Technology

Project Type: Humanitarian Project, with Global Grant

Club Responsible: Rotary Club of Blumenau-Fortaleza

Contact Main Venue: Vinícius Muzy - Rotary Foundation Committee Chair (information at the end)

Project Location: Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Project Objective: To equip municipal public school in the city of Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil, with notebooks and projectors for 09 classrooms, 02 notebooks for the library and assembly of the computer room with 16 computers, aiming at digital inclusion of the students in age education for all children, youth and adults.

Focus Area: Basic Education and Literacy

Brief description: The project aims to engage and meet community needs in supporting programs that strengthen their capacity to provide basic education and literacy for all school-age students and reduce gender disparity in school technology technology in classrooms and modern computer lab.

Advance payment: $ 41,312.00

Funding: Blumenau-Fortaleza Rotary Club (D4650), District 4650, The Rotary Foundation - FDUC, Rotary Club Partner and Rotary District Partner

Contact: Vinicius Muzy - vinicius@macinrio.com / Skype: viniciusmuzy

School-age children attended: 270

International Partners: Rotary Club

1. Introduction


Sustainability means different things to different organizations. For The Rotary Foundation, sustainability means providing solutions to the needs of the community so that the beneficiary community can sustain activities after funding ends. Global grant projects must be sustainable and have the following characteristics:

Community Needs - The host community and Rotary project sponsors develop projects based on community assessment of their needs and strengths.

Appropriate Technology - Design materials are appropriate for the community and, ideally, are purchased locally.

Sustainable funding - The community is able to sustain the project without ongoing financial support from The Rotary Foundation or other Rotary sources.

Knowledge transfer - The project includes the beneficiaries of teaching how to meet their continuing needs after the project is completed.

Motivation - Schools receiving the equipment will be able to take ownership of the project upon completion.

Monitoring and evaluation - The project includes a measurement plan to confirm a significant improvement, ideally for at least three years.

We identified the need at the EBM school Rodolfo Hollenwerg, conducting scheduled visits, inspecting the facilities and registering the needs of the schools.

The acquisition of the project will address the needs of school-age students for basic education improvements and improvement of pedagogical tasks proposed by teachers in new projection rooms and in the modern computer lab.

All management and teachers are committed to receiving the project because they have been technologically outdated for many years and have limited access to technology, hampering the education of school-age students.

The project provides training and supervision to teachers and heads of teaching.

The school will be accredited after delivery and will not need new Rotary resources, and will constantly review the equipment according to the training that will be given.

The financial resources obtained by the global grant project will allow the use of the equipment without need of repair and for three years the Rotary Club of Blumenau-Fortaleza will do the necessary maintenance.

The school will be accredited after delivery and will not need new Rotary resources, and will constantly review the equipment according to the training that will be given. To give this project sustainability, we are suggesting to the school participating in the project to organize an annual school sports tournament called "RC xxx Tournament", with the participation of the community and young athletes from invited schools and with sale of pastries and drinks. The funds will be used in computer room upgrades with the help of the global grant.

The financial resources obtained by the global grant project will allow the use of equipment without the need for repairs and for three years the Rotary Club of Blumenau-Fortaleza will contribute to the proper maintenance.

Regarding environmental sustainability, we are proposing that the school and Rotary Club of Blumenau-Fortaleza plant planting seedlings.

FOCUS AREA: - Basic education and literacy

Involve communities in supporting programs that strengthen their capacity to provide basic education and literacy for all

Increasing adult literacy;

Working to reduce gender disparity in education;

Support studies related to basic education and literacy by career professionals;

Improving the quality of primary and secondary education, involving local educational administrators;

Teacher training in curriculum implementation, effective educational methodologies and / or student assessment


This project presents the plans and goals of diffusion of the pedagogical activities of the students in the training of future professionals and always seeking improvement for the less privileged communities of our city.

The pedagogical project aims to create the new computer room with ten modern Core i3 computers, and nine classrooms with projection and notebooks for teachers, as well as improving the library space with two notebooks. With state-of-the-art technology to empower students who are more participatory, supportive and ethical, as well as being able to take advantage of the resources they have in a more conscious and responsible way.

The Rotary Club of Blumenau - Fortaleza is the founder of this project and participates with its experience in social and humanitarian projects, promoting and encouraging students of school age, adolescents and teachers in socializing and practicing educational and professional activities.

The Information Technology (IT) Partner invests in the educational and social market because it understands that this is the largest training center for professionals that will be part of large companies. You will be responsible for installing the computers and performing maintenance and training. Computer Supply will be performed by the technology partner within the state of Santa Catarina- SC.

Partner in steel photolithography, will print on aluminum heritage labels, with sequential numbering for general control and 20x30 size cards for the inauguration of Rotary club branded rooms and the name of the project.

The Rotary Club Partner is our partner in the design of the global grant project with a focus on Basic Education and Literacy and contributes with its experience to help us to idealize and follow the project with programmed visits, implementing in this way an exchange of cultural knowledge, always providing a solution adequate to the needs of society. With the inclusion of the Rotary partner, Brazilian teachers will benefit from new knowledge and appropriate technology to educate students. This Global project concept has already been developed and approved by The Rotary Foundation and benefits Schools, Universities and Social Project Centers.

The District where the Partner Club is located is essentially important to approve the Global Grant, being a financial partner in the use of the DDF Fund.

The District 4650 - SC - Brazil, responsible for helping our Club in this great project of sustainability in education and literacy, contributing with all the support in the preparation of the project with the guidance of EGD Leopoldo Defaci, the Rotary Foundation Committee President EGD Militino G Eising and our GD Helvino Wilsmann, and with the contribution of $ 9,300.00 from the FDUC fund.

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, our great partner in implementing the humanitarian project with the DDF grant in the amount of $ 18,531.00

The Municipality of Blumenau through the Department of Education has invested in the structuring of schools, maintaining them with an excellent body of teachers, feeding program for students of school age and invested in fiber optic technology, providing good internet communication which allows the flow of information for training and online courses and constant improvement of teachers and students of school age.

The Technical Officer, Rotarian Fellow, author of the project, Vinícius Martins Muzy, chair of the Rotary Foundation Project Committee is the Administrator of the Federal Council of Administration (CRA) and Commander of the Brazilian Chamber of Culture, and signs and supervises the implementation of the project.

The Club Administration Committee formed by President Valdecir Mengarda is a teacher and administrator, having in his career exercised a public function in the Secretariat of Social Assistance of the Municipality of Blumenau, knowing well the social problems of students of school age. And his successor, president-elect 2018/2019 Paulo Bonin, a professional with more than 30 years in information systems company and current president of ApesBlu - Association of Paradesport School of Blumenau, has contributed to the inclusion of students with physical disabilities in sports and education.

2 Rationale and Need

The project of the computer room and the seven projection and multimedia rooms will be run in a municipal public school in the municipality of Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil and will directly benefit about 270 school-age students from the school: Rodolfo Hollenwerg Basic School, responsible for the association of parents and teachers of that educational entity.

It aims to broaden the possibilities of working in the classroom and bring the functionality to this school environment to improve the education of all children and the literacy of children, young people and adults.

With the support of the partner Rotary Club, the project will be widely used to promote the professional development of our teachers, performing foreign language exchange, cultural exchange for teaching our schoolchildren up to 17 years old. In addition, the school may invite students' parents to interact with their children in pedagogical activities, use of technology in the library and computer room.

The school is located in a poor community of the municipality, where the majority of parents have a family base to provide outsourced services and rely on the school as the great partner in the integral basic education of their children.

How will it meet the needs of the community? Estimated beneficiaries.

This project will be implemented by the Rotary Club of Blumenau-Fortaleza and RC Partner and District, which will use its own resources and financial assistance from partners and The Rotary Foundation through the use of a Global Grant for the purchase of computers and projectors for the facilities of equipment in classrooms and for the training of operators.

It should be noted that this project, the Rotary Club of Blumenau-Fortaleza, carried out an action among friends for the collection of financial resources, which generated resources that have already been used to revitalize the school's computer room as a new electric grid, which are ready to receive the equipment to be obtained through this Global Grant, lacking investments in furniture.

This project will serve in two shifts the 270 students enrolled in this school unit, enabling the active participation of each student in the pedagogical activities prepared by the class teacher and by discipline, giving them the opportunity to conduct research and school work.

In the year 2018/19 there will be groups of elementary school students, young people up to 14 years of age, and the students of the schools will participate in this room as elementary school students and the program to encourage culture, using this tool for research and increasing the possibilities of autonomy in the use of projections in the classroom.

The project will expand the possibilities for the life of the students of school age contributing with the professional formation of the students, will increase the methodological resource of the teachers with interchange and new tools and softwares for their professional improvement, motivating them in classes more creative and transmitting more knowledge to students, in addition to creating a social and interactive space in these school communities, favoring integral development.

Educational institutions, whether or not they want this paradox, need to educate children with a minimum of structure and assistance from the rulers, and it is up to them to improve the way of transmitting knowledge and reducing differences among existing classes.

It is imperative that all possible resources be applied to form the CITIZEN and encourage their creativity, making them question this unbridled search for perfection and the constant development and use of IT rooms can make a great contribution to this.

Living with teachers, management and students, we realize the need of projects to organize issues such as: lighting, air conditioning, comfort and cleanliness of structures, technology directed to education to improve learning and socialization of school children.

3 Objectives

General objectives

• Engage the community to support programs that strengthen communities' capacity to provide basic education and literacy;

• Increase the adult literacy rate;

• Reducing gender disparity in access to education;

• Support studies of professionals working in the area of ​​basic education and literacy.

• Bringing the community to know and take an interest in the aspects of technology that are in or related to your life.

• Introduce people to the universe of discussions about the importance of technological development for socialization and humanization.

• Make him a critic of unfettered and irresponsible developmentalism, enabling him to establish what the real priorities would be.

• Implement with the partner a project of exchange of experiences, with the exchange of knowledge for our clients.

• Create a culture of preservation and improvements of the implemented technology

• Organize the event "Tournament / Sale of Crayons" to give autonomous financial sustainability to the school for a minimum of 3 years.

• Implement ecological sustainability with planting of plant seedlings

4 Scope of the Project

Step 01 - Infrastructure and deadlines

Assembly of nine classrooms with projection equipment and notebook computer for the approximate use of thirty (30) students of school age and a teacher and / or instructor in each room, who will perform the projection to teach the class or presentation. Installation of the new computer room with modern software to encourage research and school work with teacher supervision.

Deadline: 30 days (maximum), beginning on the date of receiving funds from The Rotary Foundation.

Step 02 - Installing Computers, Projectors

This stage consists of installation of equipment, configuration of programs, physical installation of ceiling support, retractable screen and projector.

Deadline: up to 30 days, soon after the purchase of the equipment and the assembly of the room.

Step 03 - Training and Qualification of a responsible for the projection rooms.

It will occur after the other stages, because it is the preparation of the personnel and definition of the ways of use - days of use, responsible, etc.

Deadline: 1 (One) week after Step 2

Personnel involved: all teachers interested in technology, direction, student monitors, Secretariat of Education staff (support and guidance for project development under the guidance of the same).

5 Equipment quotation and financing

The realization of the project depends on the acquisition of the set (Hardware and Software), described below:

1) 16 (sixteen) computers with Core i3 processor, 4GB, Hd 500Gb and 18 "monitor to attend the computer room: U $ 11,116.00

2) 16 (sixteen) licenses of Windows operating software: US $ 3,797.00

3) 25 (twenty five) Office software licenses: US $ 6,043.00

4) 25 (twenty five) stabilizers for the electric network: US $ 543.00

5) 25 (twenty-five) Norton antivirus: US $ 386.00

6) 09 (nine) multimedia projectors of 2,500 ansi lumens $ 4,887.00

7) 09 (nine) 2 meter retractable screen US $ 2,295.00

8) 09 (nine) projector ceiling mount US $ 882.00

9) 09 (nine) 10-foot vga cable $ 657.00

10) 11 (eleven) notebook core i3, 4gb, hd 500gb $ 7,127.00

11) Installation service for computers, projectors and training: US $ 1,847

12) Patrimony Plates: U $ 104,00

13) Project Shirts: U $ 620,00

14) Administrative Costs: US $ 2,355.00

15) TOTAL acquisition: US $ 41,312.00

(exchange R $ 3.21 per Rotary Dollar, February / 18 for approval of the Global Grant project, equivalent to R $ 132,611.52)

The amount will be able to equip nine (09) classrooms with projectors, (02) notebooks for library, and install the new computer room with 16 computers, serving (270) two hundred and seventy students of school age.

Participation in project financing will be as follows:

- Rotary Club of Blumenau-Fortaleza US $ 3,500.00

- District 4650 ..................................... $ 9,300.00

- Rotary Club International US $ 5,000.00

- International District ............... US $ 4,981.00

- District / RC .................................... US $, 00

- The Rotary Foundation .............................. US $ 18,531.00

- Total US $ 41,312.00

6 Specifications

The computers and projectors to be installed in the classroom of the beneficiary school of the project will have the following basic specifications:

-Monitor of 18

-Processor Intel Core i3 - 4170

-Storage 500GB HD

-Memory 4GB

-Integrated Graphic Card

- Windows and Office operating system

- Projector 2500 ansi-lumens

- Retractable screen of 2 meters

- VGA cable 10 meters

- Ceiling mount for projector

- Notebook Core i3, 4gb, Hd 500gb


The Rotary Club of Blumenau-Fortaleza, thanks all the support in the global grant project.

Rotary Greetings,

Vinícius Muzy

Rotary Foundation Committee Chair 2017-2018

Rotary Club of Blumenau-Fortaleza - District 4650

E-mail: vinicius@macinrio.com / Skype: viniciusmuzy

Tel: +55 (47) 3035-7078 / (47) 9 9700-4790

Blumenau - Santa Catarina - Brazil

Valdecir Mengarda

2017-2018 President

Rotary Club of Blumenau-Fortaleza - District 4650

Paulo Bonin

2018-2019 President

Rotary Club of Blumenau-Fortaleza

Primary Host Partner

District: 4650

Rotary Club of: Blumenau-Fortaleza

Primary Contact: Vinicius Muzy

Email: vinicius@macinrio.com

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