SOUTH AFRICAN YOUNG LEADERS VISIT THE BRICS POLICY CENTER
On March 29th, 2017, the BRICS Policy Center received South African Young Leaders. The group is in Brazil through the institution En-novate, in order to better understand the Brazilian educational system.
In the South African context, plenty of discussions were raised concerning the free and universal access to superior education in the country. In that sense, their visit to Brazil had the purpose to analyze how a free and a private education is organized in a country with high level of inequalities.
The group was received in the Center’ headquarters by Prof. Luís Manuel Fernandes, who introduced important facts about the Brazilian history that led to today’s political and educational system. Then, BPC’s Administrative Coordinator Lia Lopes presented the BRICS Policy Center and the work realized by the team. Besides the PUC-Rio, the students visited the UERJ, the FGV and the UFRJ.