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Rio Grande do Sul campaigns to donate books and school supplies to those affected by floods

The government of Rio Grande do Sul started, this Monday (10), the Mochila Cheia campaign, to ask for the donation of books and school supplies to children and young people in the state education network who were affected by the floods at the end of April and part of the month of May.

A The goal of the State Department of Education (Seduc) is to raise enough to assemble around 100,000 complete school kits that enable students to return to class in good conditions.

Among the items suggested for donation are backpacks, notebooks, sets of colored pencils and marker pens, sharpeners, crayons, pens (blue, black or red), pencil cases, black pencils and mechanical pencils, graphite boxes, erasers, calculators, rulers and squeezes (bottles for transporting liquids).

Seduc’s general management will select and organize donations to make up each kit, according to the beneficiary’s age and school grade.

Literature books

The secretariat estimates that it will be necessary to restore the minimum collection in 138 school libraries destroyed by floods in the municipalities of Rio Grande do Sul. For this, 48,662 titles of Brazilian and universal literature in good condition are needed. The intention is to collect approximately five copies per student and reach the goal of 245,090 books donated.

Therefore, the state Mochila Cheia campaign will also accept children’s literature books. The complete list of books is available at site from Seduc.

The first collection point for the Mochila Cheia campaign is located in Porto Alegre, at Escola Estadual Maria Thereza da Silveira (Rua Furriel Luíz Antônio de Vargas, 135, Bela Vista neighborhood). The space is open from 10am to 4pm.

Inside, donations will be organized by the Regional Education Coordinators, which will define the locations where the items are being received.

Education situation

Rio Grande do Sul has 2,338 state public schools, with more than 741.8 thousand students enrolled in 2024.

According to a state government bulletin that updates the school panorama daily, 94.2% of the total state education units have already resumed activities, with 92.8%, or 688,387 students, back in the classrooms.

However, 1,086 state schools were impacted by heavy rains in 255 municipalities in Rio Grande do Sul. These units were damaged, have access problems or are serving as emergency shelter for families who were forced to leave their homes because of the storms.

Information from Brazil Agency

Source: CNN Brasil

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