Riverside Early Childhood Program

(Programa Primeira Infância Ribeirinha)

From an innovative pilot experience carried out in the State of Amazonas, in partnership with Fundação Amazonas Sustentável (FAS- Sustainable Amazonas Foundation), and having children of up to three years of age that reside on the margins of rivers in the tropical forest as our focus, IDIS developed a public policy that was to be implemented by the State Government. The project, called Programa Primeira Infancia Ribeirinha (Riverside Early Childhood Program), counted with the support of the Bernard van Leer Foundation and included dialogue with the states leaders and policy makers of the city of Manaus and of the state of Amazonas.