Discover our effort for education in Brazil
In partnership with PLAN International and Fritz Henkel Stiftung, Pritt has created a project to improve the educational environment for the children in Codó, Brazil, by building and renovating safe, fun and exciting new schools for them. Pritt constructed and renovated two schools along with providing basic necessities and equipment.
The project took place in Codó more specifically in the municipality of Mata Virgem and Boqueirão dos Vieiras, where more than half of the children do not go to school. Besides, the quality of education at primary schools in these areas is not adequate, the teachers are poorly trained and they lack child-friendly teaching and learning materials.
Pritt believes that the access to quality education is the driving force of human development. As a supportive brand in the different education stages of children, Pritt is actively engagened in building a fair and egalitarian social reality in areas of the world with unprivileged educational conditions. To this end, Pritt takes action in its commitment with education by helping these children that live with severe academic deficiencies.
"Learning never exhausts the mind." – Leonardo da Vinci
School is the second home of every kid in the world. And homes need to be safe. Health, creativity and happiness bloom better in a safe environment. For this reason, Pritt equipped the schools with single sex bathrooms, new table chair sets, swings and slides on the playground. Furthermore, we installed fans in the school for a comfortable learning environment during the hottest months. By building schools, we are building safety.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Maimonides
Pritt wants children to grow up in a world with equal opportunities. A world where they can become policemen, firemen, teachers or whatever they dream to be. We don’t want kids worrying about race, gender or violence. And that’s why we think they need to be encouraged to dream, to do great things. Just because they can. For that reason, we gave workshops to families on the importance of sending their kids to school. We truly believe that by building schools, we are creating opportunities.
“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” - Confucius
Most of the students in schools in Codó lack self-confidence. We don’t want their eyes to miss the dreams that lead any child to become the adult they want to be. Teachers have the chance to instill that self-confidence in their minds. For that reason, Pritt provides training to the teachers so that they can help children develop these traits. Besides, we wanted girls to feel safe and valued when going to School, as the lack of toilets is a reason for them not to go to school. We are committed to her rights to receive a great education.
"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere." – Chinese Proverb
Happiness is the main goal for the people all around the world. All kids need to know what real happiness is. We want the children of Codó to know better than anyone else what the loudest smile sounds like. How can we achieve that? By building physical happiness for them: Pritt created a playground with a field and a swing for their princess fantasies, treasure hunts and detective mysteries. By building schools, we are creating happiness.
“Everyone smiles in the same language.” - Mr. Pritt
The most important function of education is to teach children important values such as friendship. Because if they play with each other, they learn from each other. It’s for that reason that Pritt has built and renovated schools in the type of environment every children deserves to learn in. An environment created to explore, to play, even to fall down: an environment to grow up in. After all, we believe that by building schools we are building smiles. And that’s the result we want to see in the future, with Pritt raising awareness of intercultural differences among children all over the world.