Boeing has elected to strengthen its partnership with the Ayrton Senna Institute (IAS), agreeing to extend funding for the next three years to help boost STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in Brazil.
Boeing said the partnership “will help more than two million school children and youth with a quality education that builds the necessary skills for the 21st century, not only to ensure proper school learning, but also social-emotional skills, such as collaboration, critical thinking, logical thinking, creativity, and communication, among many others.”
The investment, of around $3 million, “expands Boeing’s commitment to Brazil while building on the company’s existing collaboration with Ayrton Senna Institute,” said the company.
“In the last two years, Boeing and the organization have offered coding classes and STEM training for 271 educators in 125 schools, reaching 4,453 students throughout Brazil.” Over the past 10 years, Boeing has invested more than $2 million in community projects in Brazil.
Marc Allen, Boeing’s president of Embraer Partnership and group operations said, “Brazil has a well-deserved reputation for innovation and technical leadership within the aerospace industry, and Boeing is committed to helping grow the next generation of innovators and leaders."
“In 25 years of history we have already benefited over 26 million children and young people in Brazil and we believe that through quality public education we can change Brazil,” said Viviane Senna, president of the Ayrton Senna Institute.
IAS is present in 15 states and more than 450 municipalities, supporting the training of 60,000 professionals per year and benefiting the education of more than 1.5 million students per year.