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R$5 million to do 'science in school,' announced Wilson Lima

R$5 million to do ‘science in school,’ announced Wilson Lima

Fabim has approved 974 projects to be developed in educational units this year

In all, 974 projects aimed at developing science experiments in schools will be funded by the state government – Photo: Bruno Zanardo/Secom

Transforming life through science, from childhood to higher education, is what guides the School’s Science Program (PCE). In this year’s edition, which marks the anniversary of the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Amazonas (Fapeam), Governor Wilson Lima announced the release of R$5 million to support the record amount of projects implemented by teachers and students.

Together, they make up 3,896 scholarships for professors and students involved in scientific work.

For Fapeam Director Marcia Perales, the numbers matter in science, technology and innovation (CT&I) and also show an appreciation for basic education.

Fapeam CEO Márcia Perales – Photo: Bruno Zanardo / Secom

“I can safely say that Wilson Lima Government’s Science, Technology and Innovation Policy is an integral part of basic education. As of 2019, we have thousands of teachers and students who are encouraged to practice science and innovation. It is a program that allows for this comprehensive view, which we support from basic education to Higher education, from primary school to post-doctoral studies,” he said.

Since 2019, Governor Wilson Lima has been boosting support for personal consumption expenditures. During this period, it promoted an adjustment in the value of the financial grant, which jumped from R$461 to R$700, in the case of teachers, and from R$120 to R$200, in the case of students.

This expansion of PCE accompanies the re-positioning of the science, technology and innovation sector to the government’s priority list, Perales highlighted. With the start of the Wilson government of Lima, the region began to advance in investments and has already received funds in the amount of R$382.9 million.

“It’s fundamental because it’s a line that is fed when a boy or girl leaves elementary school, goes to high school, and then goes to university. After that, he makes a science start like the one that Fapeam offers, Paic (Science Initiation Support Program), and then he enters his master’s degree Anyway, it opens many doors and changes lives.He explained that knowledge, knowledge and science are capable of transformation.


Today, PhD Professor of Chemistry, Perceli Perez, reaped the benefits of the project on the use of recyclable materials she developed with students from Vicente Telles de Sousa State School, in the São Giraldo neighborhood, in the south-central region of Manaus. Award-Winning During Fapeam’s Birthday Party, the teacher considers students’ personal growth an important asset to those who participate.

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Professor of Chemistry Persili Peres – Photo: Bruno Zanardo/Sicom

“You see in their eyes that they’re doing science. They’re making it happen. It’s different than when you show something theoretical in class and then put it into practice. You’ve watched them grow up, learn to write scientifically, and show and show as scientists do.”

According to Amazonas Minister of Education, Kuka Chaves, PCE is an effective way to find community solutions within the school.

Minister of Education and Sports Coca Chaves – Photo: Bruno Zanardo / Secom

“This shows that our teachers and principals care about all science education professionals. Science is life. It is through science that we truly succeed in awakening, healing, and creating alternatives for economic development.”

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Ritranka: a science project at school




PERSILY PIRES – Professor, Doctor of Chemistry

Coca Chaves – Minister of Education of the Amazonas


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