Agentes da Transformação in 2014

Published in June 6, 2014

The Agentes da Transformação project will be held in another 7 pacified communities of Rio de Janeiro in 2014 and will be a little bit different: the young researchers will not only collect data, but will also be responsible for listing the households to be surveyed. They will be trained and will work on a pre-list, provided by Pereira Passos Institute, a Rio de Janeiro City Government agency which is a Instituto TIM partner in this project. Until then, this […]

CDI Mobilidade in communities of RJ

Published in May 22, 2014

Backed by Instituto TIM, CDI Mobilidade is a pilot project that teaches young people aged between 13 and 19 years from six communities in the city of Rio de Janeiro to create mobile apps. The purpose of the project – an initiative of the NGO Committee for Democracy in Information Technology (CDI) – is to contribute to increase social engagement in communities. Once a week, for two months, the youths attend classes of the “First steps for developing apps” course. […]

Bateria do Instituto TIM plays at book launch

Published in March 28, 2014

The launch of the book “Percussion in Samba Schools”, by the conductor and composer Leandro Braga, boasted the participation of 20 members of Bateria do Instituto TIM, who showed how a group of this kind works in practice. The youths attended the event – on the evening of March 27th at the Artur da Távola Municipal Reference Centre for Rio de Janeiro Music, in Rio de Janeiro – and separately played the typical instruments of a samba school. They also […]

Bateria do Instituto TIM in the Carnival

Published in February 28, 2014

Six members of Bateria do Instituto TIM took part in the Carnival parade of the Império da Tijuca samba school in Marquês de Sapucaí Avenue, in Rio de Janeiro. The parade took place on March 2nd, from 9pm. The samba school was the first in the Special Group to enter the avenue and adopted the theme “Batuk”, a reference to the sounds of Africa. The band participants were invited by the samba school’s directors after a meeting between the musicians […]

IPP and Instituto TIM release data

Published in January 8, 2014

The conclusions of the survey performed by Pereira Passos Institute (IPP) and Instituto TIM were released at an event on December 18th, at the City of Arts’ Chamber Theatre, in Rio de Janeiro. The occasion also marked the graduation of 100 youths from underprivileged communities in Rio who were responsible for field data collection. In partnership with IPP, a Rio de Janeiro City Government organism, Instituto TIM financed the survey with a view to learn more about the aspects of the […]

Instituto TIM has taken 10,000 people to the MAST

Published in January 3, 2014

Since October 2013, over 10,000 people, including students, teachers and family members, have participated in the activities supported by Instituto TIM at the Museum of Astronomy and Related Science (MAST), in Rio de Janeiro. Three initiatives were proposed by the museum with the aim of expanding access by the general public to scientific knowledge. Between November 19th and December 15th, over 2,500 students from public schools in Rio de Janeiro were exposed to a mobile planetarium for the first time. […]

6,000 interviews under way

Published in October 31, 2013

With tablets in hand, 100 young scholars from 10 pacified communities in Rio de Janeiro are in the streets to survey and get to know the reality of other young people from these same communities. The collection of 6,000 questionnaires is part of Agentes da Transformação project and is carried out in partnership with Pereira Passos Institute (IPP), part of the Rio de Janeiro City Government. According to IPP, initiatives that enable the familiarisation with the pacification process are essential […]