BRAZIL: Students learn about water quality
College students share knowledge with high school students
(MissionNewswire) Students with the Water Quality Group of the Environmental and Sanitary Engineering program at Dom Bosco College, located in Porto Alegre, Brazil, shared their knowledge with third-year high school students from Alberto Torres State School. The high school students were able to participate in experiments and analysis of water quality facilitated by the college students.
A Salesian said, “This was an opportunity for young people to experience in practice what they learned in the classroom, in addition to awakening their interest in the area of environmental and sanitary engineering. College students also had the chance to share their knowledge and experiences and highlight how environmental and sanitary engineering contributes to preserving water quality.”
Through this visit, high school students were able to understand the importance of caring for the environment and the conscious use of water resources. The Salesian added, “We hope that this partnership can be extended and bring more and more benefits to both groups and to the environment as a whole.”
Salesian missionaries in Brazil provide education, workforce development and social services throughout the country. Missionaries help to meet the basic needs of poor youth, including street children, and provide them with an education and life skills to gain employment, break the cycle of poverty, and lead productive lives.
According to the World Bank, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on Brazil with poverty tripling in 2021. Nearly 17 million people fell into poverty in the first quarter of the year and the poverty rate now is higher than it was a decade ago. Researchers estimate that 12.8% of Brazil’s population, some 27 million people, are now living below the poverty line.
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