Boeing Donation to Ayrton Senna Institute to Benefit 2 Million Students in Brazil

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Boeing will invest in a partnership with the Ayrton Senna Institute to boost STEM and comprehensive education over the three next years. The investment funds the Comprehensive Education program, which will help more than 2 million school children and youth with a quality education that builds the necessary skills for the 21st century, not only to ensure proper school learning, but also social emotional skills, such as collaboration, critical thinking, logical thinking, creativity and communication, among many others.

This latest investment amounts to USD 3 million and expands Boeing’s commitment to Brazil while building on the company’s existing collaboration with Ayrton Senna Institute. In the last two years, Boeing and the organization have offered coding classes and STEM training for 271 educators in 125 schools, reaching 4,453 students throughout Brazil. The program enables new generations to master multiple languages, including computer and programming, thus promoting integral education.

Over the past 10 years Boeing has invested more than USD 2 million in community projects in Brazil.

“Brazil has a well-deserved reputation for innovation and technical leadership within the aerospace industry and Boeing is committed to helping grow the next generation of innovators and leaders,” said Marc Allen, Boeing’s president of Embraer Partnership and Group Operations. “Boeing is pleased to continue its partnership with the Ayrton Senna Institute with a program that will have a significant impact in the lives of millions of students.”

“In 25 years of history we have already benefited over 26 million children and young people in Brazil and we believe that through quality public education we can change Brazil. It is important to note that in addition to ensuring the full development of students, working with socio-emotional skills also contributes to improving their performance in various subjects, such as mathematics, for example,” says Viviane Senna, President of the Ayrton Senna Institute.