There’s plenty of good news for families in the Rio de Janeiro area, according to the Projects of Infrastructure Specialist, Felipe Montoro Jens. The municipality has reportedly planned a major expansion of its child education network. The vehicle for this groundbreaking expansion is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP). And, what this expansion means to the children of Rio de Janeiro is pretty substantial. In fact, this particular project was specifically designed for the development of non-teaching services in the area, including construction, maintenance, and educational equipment. In addition, this project is aimed at the active creation of 20,000 new placements in the area’s day-care centers plus 40,000 in the pre-schools and all of that by the end of the year 2020! More info here.
The Mayor’s Pet Project
Marcelo Crivella is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro and he has been pushing these particular children’s issues for quite some time now. In fact, even prior to when he was a mayoral candidate, he made a point of illustrating how important it was that the municipality should make a serious commitment to the entire education sector but specifically to the Infant Education Units (EDIs).
So, who else is involved in this all-important project to benefit the children of Rio de Janeiro? The International Finance Corp. (IFC)’s World Bank Group is providing their consulting services to help with the modeling of this major educational project for implementation of the city’s new program designed to expand the current nursery school and pre-school network via the new PPP. According to a spokesperson for the IFC, they are planning to apply considerable financial resources, as well as their global experience, extensive expertise, and innovative thinking to assisting their partners with the necessary process of having to overcome financial, operational, and political challenges.