Knowledge of the Future





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Brazil

Location: Botucatu

Total Budget: $34,001

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Summary - Building the Knowledge of the future (Better Education for Childrens)

Total Project Value: US$ 34.000

Internacional Partner: US$ 6.000

Early Childhood Education and Literacy

The Global Grant Project, "Building the Knowledge of the Future," is the result of a partnership between the Rotary Club of Botucatu Cidade Alta and Nutras (Social Transformation Nucleus), and its main objective is to acquire Equipment (Furniture / Blackboards / Electronic Appliances / Computers, electronics and teaching materials), to be used by the partner entity in its new building under construction, offering the local community, Literacy classes, School reinforcement, sports practices and meals of good nutritional quality.

Currently, 113 children, aged between 4 and 14 years, are treated in an area of approximately 640 square meters. Two meals a day are offered (breakfast and lunch) for children who study in the morning and two meals a day (lunch and afternoon coffee) for children who study in the afternoon.

These children, who present in their totality, low financial condition (very poor families) or family instability, find in Nutras a safe environment, where they develop complementary and differentiated socio-educational activities, providing access to information, leisure, culture and education. Through this work, these small citizens of the future are taken out of the way of drugs and crime.

However, due to the lack of adequate infrastructure, itīs not possible to offer better quality meals, as well as other complementary activities, which help in the literacy of these children, building better citizens.

A new 1.200 square-meter area is under construction, with spacious and comfortable classrooms, and thus, it is expected to expand service to up to 180 children per year. All the resources used in this construction come from donations and fundraising campaigns.

The works for construction of this new area are within schedule, and have delivery scheduled for December 1, 2018

The construction teams have worked hard to ensure the deadline and thus, provide quality education for the children of the community.

Through the Resources of this Global Grant, it is intended to install a Library, a Toy Library, Computer Room, Robotics Laboratory, 02 Rooms for School Reinforcement, Auditorium for exhibiting educational films, Room for sports activities and Refectory / Kitchen with better infrastructure (equipment).

After installing all equipment and purchasing the necessary materials, the Rotary Club of Botucatu Cidade Alta and Nutras, intends to use the facilities of the Informatics Room at night to offer free courses to the local community through partnership with volunteers.

This project fits into the Rotary International Focus Area, specifically in the area of "Early Childhood Education and Literacy."

Project Timeline

Acquisition of Materials and Equipment: 40 days

Identification and cataloging: 15 days

Installation of equipment: 20 days

Operational training: 10 days

Presentation for Community and Partners: 05 days

We look forward to finding international partners willing to assist us in this Global Grant project.

Let's go together, be the inspiration for these children !!

Primary Host Partner

District: 4310

Rotary Club of: Botucatu-Cidade Alta

Primary Contact: Danilo Fernando Miquelin

Email: danilofmiquelin@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5330

Rotary Club of: San Bernardino Sunset

Primary Contact: Chehab ellawar

Email: shabdg201415@gmail.com

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Botucatu-Cidade Alta (4310)





San Bernardino Sunset (5330)





District 3020 DDF





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 with $100 DDF by Shab Elawar of the Rotary Club of San Bernardino Sunset, District 5330.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 DDF by Maddu Jagadeeswara Rao of the Rotary Club of Vizag Metro, District 3020.


by Danilo Fernando Miquelin

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

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