This new school is the biggest single social project that the Cultura has ever undertaken and the total investment of nearly R$17 million covered not only the construction and fitting out of this brand-new school but also doubling the size of the adjacent creche of the Anglican Institute.
On Sunday March 24th, the Cultura Inglesa and the Anglican Institute organized a major event in Paraisópolis to celebrate the opening of a new branch of the Cultura and the expansion of the Anglican creche. This was a three-way partnership between the São Paulo municipality, which provided approximately 2,000 m² of land next to the Paraisópolis favela, the Cultura Inglesa, which funded all the construction costs and the Anglican Institute, which runs the creche.
The school and the creche will be able to attend up to 1.000 persons each, with preference being given to residents of the nearby favela. The English language classes will be provided free of charge and the associated class materials will also be free. Monitors from the creche will be amongst the first students to be enrolled in the Cultura school. The creche will receive children from zero to five years old for whom there will also be no charge. For older children in the creche, activities will include some English language content monitored by teachers from the Cultura.