Instituto TIM supports projects carried out by foundations, institutes and non-governmental organizations that contribute to human development in Brazil
An initiative developed by Qualcomm, Robolab promotes the learning of computational thought and robotics in public schools through the use of devices connected to a high speed Internet network. In 2018, Instituto TIM in partnership with Qualcomm and the Grupo + Unidos Association, and with collaboration from the São Paulo State’s Department of Education, has provided connectivity to 10 schools, where 525 students and 30 teachers took part in the project. The action also relied on pedagogical support from Instituto Crescer.
Support for other organizations
Throughout its history, Instituto TIM has supported:
Brazilian Center of Children and Adolescents – Ana Vasconcelos Children’s Home, in Recife-PE
Fundação Amazonas Sustentável (Sustainable Amazonas Foundation)
Instituto Ayrton Senna (Ayrton Senna Institute)
Fundação Abrinq (Abrinq Foundation)
Instituto Ronald McDonald (Ronald McDonald Institute)
Escola Técnica Redentorista (Redentorista Technical School), in Campina Grande-PB
In 2014, Instituto TIM supported the CDI Mobilidade project, performed by the non-governmental organization CDI. The project’s purpose was to teach socio-economically disadvantaged young people from Rio de Janeiro to use smartphones to tackle their communities’ challenges. Over 2,000 teenagers took part in the “Mobile Applications Development” course and designed more than 200 application ideas.
The Pro-Engineering/HR-IT programs promote the collaboration between High School, Undergraduate Education and the labor market in Engineering, Information Technology areas and are financed by the Amazonas State Research Support Foundation (Fapeam), with the aid of the Amazonas State Departments of Science, Technology and Innovation and Education. The support from Instituto TIM focused on the acquisition of materials and equipment for assembling 8 laboratories at the Full Time Education Center and the Amazonas Education Institute.
Instituto TIM at of child
From 2012 to 2013, Instituto TIM set forth a partnership with Pastoral da Criança, which has over 140,000 volunteers that gather and send information on health and support in Basic Health Units of children up to six years of age and pregnant women. The partnership has allowed the use of mobile technology in sending the gathered data by Pastoral volunteers throughout the country, boosting the effects of the entity’s work.
Science without borders
Instituto TIM has backed participants of the federal program Ciência sem Fronteiras, financing scholarships in Italian language courses for people who had their student exchange in Italy. The action was the result of an agreement with the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, and with the Department for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), under the Ministry of Education. Launched in 2011, Ciência sem Fronteiras has enabled the academic exchange of Brazilian students and researchers with universities abroad.