REBUILD THE EDUARDO GALEANO SCHOOL - QUILOMBO CAMPO GRANDE

In August 2020, armored police forces of the State of Minas Gerais forcibly evicted families living in Quilombo Campo Grande. These families had lived there for over 20 years and built a vibrant agro-ecological community that included the Eduardo Galeano School for the education of young and old alike. In the violent eviction, the police bulldozed the school building to the ground. The article below links to information on the Quilombo Campo Grande encampment – its history and accomplishments; and, unfortunately, its destruction.

From the beginning, the MST has placed a high priority on education. The MST and the families of Quilombo Campo Grande are determined to rebuild the Eduardo Galeano School, but need your help.  The Friends of the MST along with other organizations have started a campaign to raise the funds necessary to rebuild the Eduardo Galeano School. Every dollar raised will go to the rebuilding of the school. PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY. Our solidarity will advance the struggle for not only the families of Minas Gerais, but also to advance the cause of justice throughout the world. The MST has given us all so much, please stand in solidarity now by donating. 

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History of the school

In 1998, the occupation of areas of the former Ariadnópolis Plant takes place, following a conflict that has been going on for more than 20 years. Today we have more than 450 families camped in an area of ​​4,000 hectares called Quilombo Campo Grande. In 2011, we obtained a settlement area called Nova Conquista, where 300 hectares were expropriated, with 13 families.

During the 24 years that the MST has been in Campo do Meio, the Education Sector has been carrying out youth and adult literacy projects (EJA), and school reinforcement in the 11 encampment areas that form the Quilombo Campo Grande Camp in the municipality.

Since 2012, the Education Sector, through a partnership with the Federal Institute of the South in the state of Minas Gerais, formed two groups of technicians in agriculture, who worked in accordance with the Movement's Pedagogy. The courses worked alternately and during the Community Time they are accompanied by the Education Sector that carried out activities in the school space, a building that was abandoned when the Plant went bankrupt. This school had served children of the workers of the failed Plan

READ THE HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL, ITS DESTUCTION AND THE PLAN TO REBUILD IT HERE.

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