The Government of Goiás, through the Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (Secti), has opened a new chapter in technical education in the state by investing more than R$50 million in the Escola do Futuro de Goiás (EFG) em Artes Basileu França. Resources include R$48.2 million from the school’s renovation and expansion phases, in addition to nearly R$4 million from the purchase of tools and equipment already in use this year.
An entire Steinway grand piano is among the investments made to purchase instruments and equipment. Considered one of the best in the world, the piano was imported and has already been delivered to the public school, which will allow the Teatro Escola Basileu França to receive international and national pianists of high standing.
Other instruments also arrived, such as the saxophone, transverse flute, oboe, trumpet, contrabassoon, and others. In total, R$2.9 million was invested in new tools and R$1 million in equipment. All instruments will be used by orchestras and groups associated with the school, such as the Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfónica Jovem de Goiás, as well as orchestras and symphonic groups.
The equipment includes comfortable racks and chairs for musicians, as well as sound, audio and video equipment, such as a digital stage for theater and ballet performances, making the Teatro Escola one of the most modern in the country.
“These investments show the importance that Governor Ronaldo Caedo attaches to art. They are tools, equipment and work that lives up to Basilio France and its artists and the potential that this public school has in going beyond art and training in the future,” says the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, José Frederico Lira. Neto.
The repair of EFG Basileu França is carried out in two stages. The first, implemented in 2021 with a budget of R$ 6.3 million, made modifications to the theatre, such as a new stage, flooring for ballet performances, stage lighting, acoustic improvements and changes to the facade. Now, there will be R$41.9 million to restructure EFG’s classrooms, studios and other sites.
As for the second phase, which began this year and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2024, some existing buildings were demolished. Four new blocks will be built, divided by technical area, with acoustic treatment and insulation. The other spaces and the administrative building are in good condition and have been maintained.
Ultimately, an area of 8,600 square meters in Basilio France will be built over 7,300 square metres, in a project that will include planting more than 5,000 units of different types of plants on the site, including six Jacaranda de Minas trees and large trees. Which does not pose a risk of accidents to students and employees.
The reform and expansion of EFG aims not only to provide a new environment, but also to invest in talent training and prepare students to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future. “The culture, the people, the school, the theater and the students win. Thank you to the government of Goiás for investing in the culture and education of the state,” says Lloyd Batista, Director of EFG.
Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation – Government of Goiás
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