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Technology and education to teach people who help save the world | Education

Maybe you have no idea, but in São Paulo alone, each person generates 1.6 kilos of waste every day, which gives an immense mountain of disposal of 20 thousand tons. The recent calculation by the University of So Paulo (USP). And, proportionally, the situation is not so different in other corners of Brazil. For sustainable development, here and anywhere else on the planet, there is only one way out: produce less waste and recycle more and more.

A key figure so that this plan for a better world works for those who collect, separate and treat waste in our country. Currently, they total 800 thousand Brazilians and are responsible for no less than 90% of all waste recycled in Brazil, according to data from the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA).

Thinking of these people, who in some cases did not know how to read and / or write, Samsung developed the project Alfabetizao Cidad from digital to digital, which aims to use technology to assist 300 adults, between 18 and 83 years old, who work in the disposal waste in general. These people, until then, used only fingerprints to sign their own names.

Literacy Citizens Photo: Divulgao / SamsungLiteracy Citizens Photo: Divulgao / Samsung

Literacy Citizens Photo: Divulgao / Samsung

To take care of the pedagogical area, Samsung chose as partner Paulo Freire Institute, which manages the 28 classes spread throughout Greater So Paulo since October 2017. All spaces received TVs and notebooks and, in addition, each participant won a new smartphone, with a 3G data plan and the IES2 app Palma, already installed for literacy.

The results have been incredible, bringing students, through the acquisition of reading and writing, autonomy and independence in their daily lives that were previously unthinkable. New life perspectives are opening up for a more inclusive and sustainable future.

One way to also be part of this movement is to properly dispose of your unused electronics. Samsung encourages this behavior through its stores, which are equipped with urns for the collection of small electronics, thus directing them to the correct destination.

Literacy Citizens Photo: Divulgao / SamsungLiteracy Citizens Photo: Divulgao / Samsung

Literacy Citizens Photo: Divulgao / Samsung

The project is part of the Samsung Social program.

For information on the disposal of other products and to find the address closest to your home, visit www.samsungsocial.br