We launched the 13th Essay Contest Dr. Otávio, Builder of Dreams. The event took place in the plenary of Goianésia City Council, which offers as award for the first place a scholarship worth R$ 25 thousand.
The contest is held by the Jalles Machado Foundation, with support from the Regional Education Coordination. It is intended for 9th grade students from public and private schools of Goianésia.
Representing the Jalles Machado Group attended the ceremony the CEO Otávio Lage de Siqueira Filho and the directors Rodrigo Penna (Finance) and Henrique Penna (Commercial) and representing the Otávio Lage Group the superintendent Rodrigo Mendes.
The big news of this year's launch event was the presence of writer Rafael Magalhães, author of the “Precisava Escrever” trilogy. He is hugely successful with Instagram posts, reaching more than 3 million followers. Part of these stories was shared with the youth of Goianésia, at the end of the event, with a motivational talk.
Contest as a means of social transformation
“This contest was created as a way of honoring the memory of our father, Otavio Lage, who was a great supporter of education in Goiás,” explains Otavio Filho, CEO of the Jalles Machado Group, Otavinho. “The best way to honor our father is to offer our young people the opportunity to transform their future.”
The regional coordinator of Education, Gislene Fonseca, highlighted the importance of the event. “In awards and incentives is one of the largest contests in Brazil. Our young people need more initiatives like this,” he said.
In addition to the scholarship, the contest awards the winning student's teacher with a notebook, the second-best student with a notebook, and the third-placed with a smartphone. The award will take place in October.
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