Posted on 05/04/2022 21:26
Opening Ceremony of the “DNA du Brasil” Program for Children and Adolescents in the Federal District – President of IDECAS, Wilson Cardoso – (Credit: Devolution / IDACES)
At a Cine Brasilia event this Wednesday afternoon (4/5), the DNA do Brasil Talent program was launched, aimed at identifying sports talent and professional occupations for children and adolescents in the Federal District of Vulnerability.
The project, in partnership with the Institute for the Development of Children and Adolescents through Culture, Sports and Education, and under the auspices of the State Department of Inclusive and Integrated Education of the Federal District Education Department (SUBIN / SEDF), will include 22 federal school students Located in Braslandia, Candangolandia, Sielandia, Lagos Norte and Sul, Recanto das Emas, Zambia, Sobradinho and Tagutinga.
“I usually say that this is a scientific, difficult thing to develop. To develop, we have created an educational system that teaches Portuguese, mathematics and social development or the social sciences through humans,” explained Wilson Cardoso, president of IDEACES.
The project, which began in 2006 with Rio de Janeiro’s bid for the Olympics, goes beyond discovering talent for an assessment aimed at children and young people. “The child develops in his talent. If he is good at administration, he starts taking administration courses. What is this market like? How does he go through it? With the services of a trainer and at the same time it allows the child to gain experience as a business administrator. Will, “explained Wilson.
District Deputy Jose Gomez (PP) attended the event and spoke about the importance of education. “When I saw the project, I immediately made it available with our mandate to build this team. We are starting with twenty-two schools and teachers will also benefit from postgraduate studies. I hope we can pass all schools in the federal district,” he said.
Initially, the project will benefit 22 schools, but organizers are already planning an expansion, as the project will benefit as many students as their families.
Dr. special participation in the ceremony
At the project launch event, several representatives of DF entity and project supporters were present, such as Helvia Miridan, DF Secretary of Education; Vera Barros, Under Secretary of Inclusive and Comprehensive Education; Flavio Pereira, Secretary of the Federal District for Persons with Disabilities, among others.
Also present at the event were three Brazilian athletes and former athletes such as sprinter Moran Maggie, triple jumper Jadel Gregorio and jumper Cavan Pereira.
Former athlete, jumper, sprinter and politician Moren Maggie spoke about the importance of the project and the joy of being a godmother. “Such a grand project could change the reality of our country and I have no doubt that being able to do the right thing for us in the very near future, which always leads to sports as well as education. For me it is the best thing that exists,” he said. Maureen made history in Brazil and athletics by winning the first women’s gold medal in the long jump singles event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Diving athlete Cavan Pereira, from Brasilia, talks about his approach to projects and the importance of the program at DF. “It’s very important because the school’s goal is to find new athletes like me. It’s very important to find new Olympic athletes,” he said.
Jedel Gregorio was one of the biggest names in Brazilian athletics in the early 2000s, and he came to the sport through social projects, believing that Brazilian DNA could change the lives of children and adolescents. “Changing the lives of children and adolescents through education and sports has become a dream come true for us,” said the former athlete. “And I am very happy to be a part of Brazil’s DNA and to be a part of our country’s development and to automatically see and get opportunities from these children,” he added.
He also stressed the importance of giving opportunities to children and youth. “If I had more opportunities as a child, maybe I could have become a better athlete. And today, being able to walk education and sports together is a dream come true,” he said.
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