“LITERACY FOR ALLS - ALAGOAS” BRAZIL
Maria Jose Aranda Guardado
Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
I. Brazil: Socio-Economic Situation 4
a.ILLITERACY IN BRAZIL 6
i. List of Brazilian States by Illiteracy Rate 8
II. Project: “LITERACY FOR ALLS - ALAGOAS” 9
a. MAIN CHARACTERISTICS’ PROJECT 10
b. Description 11
c. Project Location 11
d. Project Side 13
e. Beneficiary Population 14
f. Expected Results 14Conclusion 15
This document has as main object to plan a project to fight a social-economic problem that affect Brazil: Illiteracy
Incredible, Brazil is the biggest affected country by illiteracy. It is probably the major social problem in Brazil insofar as it underlies all the other ones, this for the quantity of illiterate people, youth and adults, that by one orother way affect economy of this country.
In this first part of the paper a synchronic analysis of the problem is presented based on official statistics put forward in the Map of Illiteracy and the list Brazilian States by Illiteracy Rate.
In the second part a pilot project shows to eradicate Illiteracy in the most affected state of Brazil.
I. Brazil: Socio-Economic Situation
Brazilis the largest country in South America and the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population.
Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of over 7,491 kilometers (4,655 mi). It is bordered on the north by Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and the French overseas department of FrenchGuiana; on the northwest by Colombia; on the west by Bolivia and Peru; on the southwest by Argentina and Paraguay and on the south by Uruguay. Numerous archipelagos form part of Brazilian territory, such as Fernando de Noronha,Rocas Atoll, Saint Peter and Paul Rocks, and Trindade and Martim Vaz.
Brazil was a colony of Portugal from the landing of Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500 until its independence in1822.
Initially independent as the Brazilian Empire, the country has been a republic since 1889, although the bicameral legislature, now called Congress, dates back to 1824, when the first constitution was ratified. Its current Constitution defines Brazil as a Federal Republic. The Federation is formed by the union of the Federal District, the 26 States, and the 5,564 Municipalities.The Brazilian economy is the world's eighth largest economy by nominal GDP and the ninth largest by purchasing power parity. Brazil is one of the world's fastest growing major economies. Economic reforms have given the country new international recognition.[ Brazil is a founding member of the United Nations, the G20, Mercosul and the Union of South American Nations, and is one of the BRIC Countries.Brazil is also home to a diversity of wildlife, natural environments, and extensive natural resources in a variety of protected habitats.
The main socio-economic problems facing cities in Brazil are crime, poverty, and friction between different ethnic and racial groups and / or cultural.
Crimes such as robbery, kidnapping and traffic and consumption of illegal drugs, not only occur incities. However, these crimes - and the causes thereof - are generally more pronounced in cities, where more easily affect many innocent people, which has nothing to do with these criminal acts, or to more easily create new criminals. Poverty is largely associated with several of these crimes. People who do not have to sustain themselves resort to crime as a means of support, robbing, kidnapping and...