Concerned with the differences and engaged on the
social commitment to include this minority, the
Fundação de Rotarianos de São Paulo created, in 1977,
the Centro de Educação para Surdos Rio Branco, an
institution exclusively dedicated to the deaf cause.
With a carefully prepared project to insert and
socialize deaf children into a predominantly hearing
society, the Centro de Educação para Surdos Rio Branco
is dedicated to develop such children since their early
years of life, working towards providing basic
learning to such minority aiming to fully integrate
them into the society.
Up to the 5th year of Elementary School, advanced
pedagogic and technical resources are used counting
with the Brazilian Language of Signs – Libras – as
th one of its main axis. After the 6th year, the School
Continuity Program, a partnership with the Colégio
Rio Branco and associate school, deaf students are
included into regular classes with hearing students,
enabling social insertion of those children. Still
watchful of the deaf minority, the work is completed
in the Colégio Rio Branco and in the Centro Profissionalizante
With a work that reaches beyond the classroom, the
Centro de Educação para Surdos Rio Branco works
strongly towards building the deaf identity.
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