An application that aims to rescue stray animals and reduce the high dropout rate in Manaus. This was awarded by the idea Startup in School program, on Friday night (14/06), in Full Time Education Center (Ceti) Sergio Pessoa, located in Cidade de Deus neighborhood, North Zone. The action was organized by Future Ideas consultancy, in partnership with Google Brazil.
Divided into ten teams, 57 students of the teaching unit had two days – 12 e 13 of June – to devise an application that would address problems and challenges of everyday life in the capital of Amazonas. The winner of the program was the application 'Animalife', which has the intention to map abandoned animals in the city.
The idea for the platform, according to student Paula Rebeca, 16, It came after one of the team members witness the running over a dog. "Unfortunately, the issue of abandonment of animals is something fairly frequent in Manaus and, with 'Animalife', we hope to reduce these rates ", said the young.
Now, Champion group prepares to, in October, represent the North in a Day Camp acceleration, no Google Campus, in Sao Paulo. "We are very excited about the trip and we intend to take advantage of this opportunity in the best possible way. We want to improve our app, because we believe much in his potential and we would take it, actually, to front ", Paula completed.
According to Victoria Nathaly, 15, winning the first place took everyone by surprise team members. "We were very nervous because they had very good projects. At no time did we think we would be among the first [places], but we are very grateful. It is the result of much effort, in no time we thought we were wasting time, but, sim, gaining knowledge ", said the student.
In addition to the dual, travel to Sao Paulo, also, the students: Luan da Costa, 15; Ana Caroline, 16; Rodrigo Santiago, 15; Queen's Taceara, 15. If the Amazonian win the national stage, they will have the opportunity to develop the app.
Second place – In addition to the 'Animalife', another highlight of Startup School was in the application 'Wanted'. Vice-champion of the dispute, the platform aims to help people recover lost documents and objects.
According to student Mirele Vasconcelos, 18, the idea for the app was born based on extensive field research. "Among the many problems identified by our respondents, was the loss of personal documents. Society suffers from it every day and it takes about two months to get a duplicate ", He punctuated the young.
Also a member of the silver medal group, Wendy Santos, 16, It proved to be happy with the opportunity to participate in an initiative like Startup in School. "It was very rewarding, I'm sure, for all of us [students]. The action came to help us as students, develop an application was wonderful ", finished.
Evaluation – The ten projects presented on Friday (14/06) They were evaluated by a panel composed of nine jurors, between representatives of the State Department of Education and the Amazon Teaching Quality (Seduc-AM), the Federal University of Amazonas (I trust) and local businesses. The criteria taken into consideration for choosing the winners were: target audience of understanding, innovation, impact on day to day, financial sustainability, technical feasibility and prototype.
Experience – For the manager of Ceti Sergio Pessoa, Amarilis Barroso, the final outcome of Startup in School could not have been better. "I was very happy with the idealized applications, They were all very good. It was an experience that came to add up not only with students, but, also, with the city of Manaus, because these projects aim to solve problems and challenges of Manaus population. The three days of much learning that ended with a very positive balance ", summarized Amarilis.
The director of the Department of Public Policy and Educational Programs (Deppe), Yes seductive-AM, Nilton Carlos, also praised the students of the teaching unit. "We can see how these students can help to turn the Amazon into a better place. All the ideas are likely to be implemented ", He ended Nilton.