Rio’s First Public Early Childhood Education School Celebrates 110th Anniversary

The Campos Salles Children's Development Space (EDI), Rio de Janeiro's first public school for early childhood education, celebrated 110 years of its founding yesterday, November 8th, with the inauguration of a refurbishment of its facilities by Petrobras' volunteer employees.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Located in Campo de Santana, in the central region of the city, close to the oil company's administrative buildings, the school facility was chosen to be part of the Petrobras Volunteer Program's action.

Family members and friends of employees spent four weekends in October rehabilitating the school. Approximately 100 employees sanded, painted, plastered, applied stickers, and organized the facility, having completed its refurbishment on November 2nd.

One of Petrobras' program priorities is early childhood, which ranges from zero to six years of age, said Olinta Cardoso, the company's Social Responsibility executive manager. "The . . .

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