Connections in Curitiba – Columbus’ Sister City

URL: https://oia.osu.edu/news/5240-connections-in-curitiba-columbus-sister-city.html

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On October 18, Jane K. Aparecido, interim director of the Brazil Gateway, visited the city of Curitiba to meet with local government leadership. Aparecido met Secretary of Education, Maria Silvia Bacila, the Technical Director of the Development and Innovation Agency, Frederico Lacerda, the Director of the Sports Department, Thiago Soares, and the Head of International Relations, Rodolpho Feijo. The meetings were organized by Nelson Bucker, collaborator in the International Office and Ohio State supporter. Opportunities of exchanges and collaborations were discussed. Aparecido was able to visit Farois do Saber (Knowledge Lighthouse), which are small public libraries that also have computers, 3D printers and other technologies, where children and anyone from the community can become creators. Local students presented and showed games and robots they had created with the support of their school teachers. Their project was awarded support from Lemann Foundation and MIT Media Lab. If you want to know more about Columbus and Curitiba collaborations and opportunities, check the sister cities website.

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On October 18, Jane K. Aparecido, interim director of the Brazil Gateway, visited the city of Curitiba to meet with local government leadership. Aparecido met Secretary of Education, Maria Silvia Bacila, the Technical Director of the Development and Innovation Agency, Frederico Lacerda, the Director of the Sports Department, Thiago Soares, and the Head of International Relations, Rodolpho Feijo. The meetings were organized by Nelson Bucker, collaborator in the International Office and Ohio State supporter. Opportunities of exchanges and collaborations were discussed. Aparecido was able to visit Farois do Saber (Knowledge Lighthouse), which are small public libraries that also have computers, 3D printers and other technologies, where children and anyone from the community can become creators. Local students presented and showed games and robots they had created with the support of their school teachers. Their project was awarded support from Lemann Foundation and MIT Media Lab. If you want to know more about Columbus and Curitiba collaborations and opportunities, check the sister cities website.

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Content type: Rss
Published: Thursday, Dec. 06 2018, 5:20pm
Imported: Thursday, Dec. 06 2018, 3:46pm
Channel: Office of International Affairs - News
Entity: Office of International Affairs

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