As a result of the union of ten organizations, Designed for Move is an initiative which aims for developing programs aimed at creating early, positive experiences for kids in sport and physical activity. Collectively these ten Champion organizations intend to direct up to $16 million in resources over three years to fight the physical inactivity epidemic in Brazil.
+Unidos signed two important partnerships for the improvement of education in Brazil through voluntary social investments of U.S. companies participants of the Group. One with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation for the promotion of online English courses through the Brazil Mais TI platform, and another with the Ministry of Education, supporting the English Without Borders program.
In partnership with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, + Unidos Group made available free of charge online basic and intermediary-level English courses at the virtual platform BrasilMaisTI.
The courses can be taken on any computer with internet access. You just have to create an account on the platform, enter your login and password and access here.
In addition to the English course, the platform also offers 28 courses related to IT, vocational tests, database of resumes, open vacancies in the IT sector, as well as articles and news on the job market.
The group has also launched, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, a language laboratory with focus on English language at the federal University of São Carlos (UFScar)
+Unidos is supporting the Ministry of Education’s program English Without Borders by investing in the acquisition of equipment, computers, software and servers to laboratories specialized in language education. The partnership aims at enhancing the English language proficiency of candidates of exchange programs, in special those of the Science Without Borders program. UFSCAR’s language laboratory counts with eight English teachers and will mostly be used for the application of TOEFL tests, as well as for preparatory courses for English proficiency exams and other courses that require the use technological resources.
The Brazilian Government goal is to install laboratories in all public higher education institutions.It is expected that more than 10,000 students will benefit from this partnership by the end of 2015.
To learn more about English Without Frontiers click here.