6,000 interviews under way
With tablets in hand, 100 young scholars from 10 pacified communities in Rio de Janeiro are in the streets to survey and get to know the reality of other young people from these same communities. The collection of 6,000 questionnaires is part of Agentes da Transformação project and is carried out in partnership with Pereira Passos Institute (IPP), part of the Rio de Janeiro City Government. According to IPP, initiatives that enable the familiarisation with the pacification process are essential for the formulation of public policies and private initiatives in these communities.
In addition to collecting data that will support the formulation of social and economic inclusion policies in the pacified territories, the project trains youths to carry out a field research, offering a career option and inclusion in the workforce. Among those questions which are asked by the 100 scholars working as Agentes da Transformação are issues related to sport, culture, access to loans, entrepreneurship and time management, all of which limit the implementation and effectiveness of public policies.
The pacified communities that were included in the survey are Providência (Downtown); Prazeres (Santa Teresa); Cidade de Deus (Western District); São Carlos (Estácio); Tabajaras (Southern District); Pavão/Pavãozinho (Southern District): Vidigal (Southern District); Divinéia (Grajaú); Borel and Formiga (Tijuca). The choice of territories took into consideration their distribution and the ease of access to communities with low rates of violence and smaller populations.