Curitiba's lighthouses of knowledge

Free educational centers


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sao jose dos pinhais
BN Brunei Darussalam
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About the project Edit

The city of Curitiba, in Brazil, started in the 1990’s the "Lighthouses of Knowledge » project. There were fifty of them, brightly coloured, glassy lighthouse-shaped towers, are spotted through the neighbourhoods.Need to diversify the opportunities of access to knowledge, expanding the area of formal education. These urchins for citizens aged 3 to 80. This community libraries works with municipal schools, have a collection of approximately 5000 books, be cultural reference and leisure for the community, Lighthouses are free educational centres which include libraries, Internet access, and other cultural resources.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

It is advanced in education and teaching those who need it. We can relate this to the IVI Surface.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Today, Curitibabitat II summit of mayors and urban planners in Istanbul praised Curitiba as "the most innovative city in the countrrecommended by UNESCO as one of the city-model for the reconstruction of the cities of Afghanistan, after the U.S military intervened in 2001.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Other cities in the world could get inspired by the experience of Curitiba in seeing the lighthouses as a place for people to meet, exchange ideas, learn, especially in less fortunate neighborhoods.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

To help others, so they can exceed in the world of business and education. To simplify, we wanted to give education to those who don't have it.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

To help those who don't have education.

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