Formare IP opens registrations for Volunteer Educators in 2017

Any IP professional can choose a subject to teach by February 17 for the upcoming classes in Mogi Guaçu, Luiz Antônio and Três Lagoas


Registrations are open now for the next team of Volunteer Educators for the 2017 class for the Formare School Project. The only prerequisite to be a volunteer is wanting to volunteer.

Last year, around 150 professionals registered to give classes to Project students at the pulp and paper units located in Mogi Guaçu (SP), Luiz Antônio (SP) and Três Lagoas (MS).  This year, even more Formare volunteers are expected, showing the commitment of IP professionals to educating young people.

A will to teach and learn – each professional can choose up to three subjects to teach classes in, according to their knowledge and area of work. That way they contribute to the development of young people who are currently making career decisions. “The experience of working as a VE is quite enriching, since I learned to deal with different opinions and listen more. It’s leadership training,” says Gláuber Sales, a volunteer educator in Mogi Guaçu.

For Wagner Cortez, a volunteer educator at Luiz Antônio, taking part in Formare has also helped him to find solutions in his day-to-day. “Looking for materials to prepare the classes has shown me that there is a lot of similarity between the subjects developed in the course and that are discussed routinely at work. I not only found solutions, but was also able to use the students’ ideas and implement them in my work,” he says.

At Três Lagoas, volunteer educator Bruna Locatelli sees Formare as a two-way street in building knowledge, capable of transforming anyone that wants to teach and those that come to learn. “It’s a project that has taught me to be better in every respect. It’s very gratifying,” she says.

Start of classes – the school year for students in the IP Formare School Project begins on March 3. In 2017, the 50 students who were accepted follow the same calendar, with the end of the course set for November. Over the next ten months, the classes will have the chance to learn a bit more about the pulp and paper manufacturing process, in addition to learning about concepts of oral and written communication, English language, sustainability, safety and other topics.

The goal is to combine some theoretical disciplines that will help students with placement in the job market, with a practical part geared towards industrial processes. “The idea is to give students the tools so that they are able to take part in future job interviews, showing all of their potential, with a good resume and good experience, because of the interactions they have during the course,” explains Gláucia Faria, Social Responsibility and Sustainability Manager at IP.

This year, over 500 candidates from three regions took part in the selective process to vie for a spot in the IP Formare program.

January 30 is National Comics Day

Considered a gateway to the world of reading for many children, comics stay with readers for many generations. Learn more about this date.


Maurício de Sousa, Laerte, Ziraldo, Angeli, Glauco and Jaguar.  These are some of the Brazilian artists who will be remembered on January 30, the day when the creativity of Brazilian comics is celebrated. The first Brazilian comic strip was published on January 30, 1869, by Angelo Agostini, a cartoonist originally from Italy: “The Adventures of Nhô-Quim or Impressions of a Trip to the Court.”  The publication narrates the adventures of Nhô-Quim, who heads from Minas Gerais to Rio de Janeiro.

It was only in 1984, 115 years after the first Nhô-Quim story was published, that National Comics Day was celebrated. During this time, major cartoonists have come out of Brazil. Artists that gained special attention prominence from the nineteen fifties to the seventies, with publication of comics in newspapers and magazines, establishing a dialog with kids and young people or taking a position in relation to the politics of the day in Brazil.

This language also gained strength with the emergence of the internet, which became an established channel for finding new cartoonists and independent comics. In addition, events such as the Comic Con Experience (SP), Festival Guia dos Quadrinhos (SP) and the Bienal de Quadrinhos de Curitiba (PR) have guaranteed space and publicity for different generations of talented Brazilian cartoonists.

Proof that comics are a language for all ages is an article in the “Economia Criativa” (Creative Economy) publication put out by the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae). According to a text released in 2014, it is estimated that Brazil has approximately 18,000 readers of comics, including collectors and occasional readers of comic books.

Encouraging reading, an IIP cause

Comics are not just synonymous with entertainment. They are also an important tool for encouraging kids to read. Working with comics in the classroom is even advocated by many educators. Because of their flowing language and ability to easily express the cultural traits and behavior of a people, comics are also seen as an instrument for shaping critical thinking.

This is a position that has even been officially adopted by the Ministry of Education (MEC), since it is part of the National Curricular Parameters, which establish guidelines for content used in Pre-Tertiary Education, which includes Early Childhood Education and Primary and Secondary School.

In this sense, one of the causes embraced by International Paper Institute (IIP), through the projects it supports, is the education of children and adolescents with incentives for reading. One example is “Book City,” which has already benefitted over 50,000 kids from ten municipalities from 2009 to 2016.




Formare IP has over ten candidates for each spot

A total of 546 students registered for the 50 open spots. Três Lagoas (MS) had the most competitive spots.


Since 2010, low-income youth that are recent high school graduates from the Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio (SP) or Três Lagoas (MS) regions have been able to enroll in the International Paper Formare School Project selective process. The professional education program, coordinated by International Paper Institute, is now in its eighth edition and is as competitive as college entrance exams. The total ratio was 10.92 candidates per spot.

This year, the most popular location was Três Lagoas (MS). There were 185 young people who enrolled for one of the ten spots offered in the city in Mato Grosso do Sul, giving the location the highest candidate/spot ratio, with over 18 young people competing for each spot.

Mogi Guaçu was the second most popular location. With 215 registrations and 20 openings in the course, the ratio was 10.75 candidates/spot. In addition to the municipality itself, registrations in Luiz Antônio are also open to residents of Guatapará, São Simão and Santa Rosa de Viterbo. The ratio of candidates per spot at this unit was 7.3, with 146 competing for the 20 openings.

Selective process – After registering in the selective process through the IIP website, candidates begin tests in Portuguese Language, Math and Composition. Those that pass move onto the third phase, where they take part in a group dynamic, at which time they are exposed to situations that allow recruiters to start to learn about and identify the candidates’ profiles.

In the next phase, selected candidates take part in an individual interview and, for the first time, they had the chance to tour the factory at the location where they were competing for a spot. The last round in the selective process was a home visit done by the IIP team with the goal of learning about the candidate’s family, checking socio-economic requirements and confirming the information provided during selection.

Now, the 50 young people accepted undergo a 10-month professional training program, where they learn about the dynamics of the labor market and the particularities of the pulp and paper manufacturing process. Formare School Project activities are done by volunteer educators (VEs), International Paper professionals that are dedicated to sharing knowledge and who set aside time in their schedules to creating classes for program students.

The curriculum includes subjects from the regular secondary school curriculum, such as Math, Physics, Chemistry and English; yet the main focus is on professional training, covering subjects such as communications and relations, industrial organization, electromechanical maintenance, pulp and paper production and professional practices aimed at fulfilling the practical demands of students’ education.

This year, the three Formare IP classes will follow the same timeline and classes are set to start on March 7. At the end of the course, in addition to the knowledge they gain, students also gain an edge on their resumes: a professional training certificate, issued by UTFPR (Federal University of Technology – Paraná) and accredited by the Ministry of Education (MEC).

Emerging countries lead on clean energy

Study shows that developing countries have the same total capacity to generate renewable energy as Australia


The group of 58 emerging countries assessed by Climatescope, the annual renewable energy competition rating, which looks at the energy sector in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, surpassing the clean energy capacity of wealthy countries by 18%.  The study, released in December 2016 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, considers information on generation of wind, solar, geothermal and other renewable energy sources in 2015.

The group of countries analyzed includes China, India, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Egypt and South Africa. While developing nations generated 69.8 gigawatts of clean energy during the period in the assessment, equal to Australia’s installed energy capacity, wealthy countries generated 59.2 gigawatts.

Attracting Investments – In the Climatescope assessment, the most notable country in terms of capacity to attract investments in renewable energy generation was Chile, with investments going from USD 1.3 billion in 2014 to USD 3.2 in 2015.

Brazil, which lost the leading position it held in past editions of the study, was ranked second as the main destination for investments. The country received USD 121 billion (around BRL 251.3 billion) in investments from 2006 to 2015 and USD 11 billion (BRL 39.5 billion) in 2015 alone.

Criteria for attractiveness consider clean energy investment policies in each country, the conditions of the market and power supply infrastructure, the activities of companies in the industry in each country and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The study also highlighted the increased investment in solar energy in the countries assessed and the work of startups financed by private funds that bring renewable energy to far-flung locations.

Source: Exame Website







Institute initiatives benefit over 28,000 people in 2016


Transforming people’s lives. With this goal in mind, International Paper Institute (IIP) held a series of initiatives in 2016 to promote the social and environmental education of children and adolescents, impacting over 28,000 people through the following programs: Formare School Project, Environmental Education Program (EEP), Travelling Book City, Social and Environmental Education (SEE), Guardians of the Water, Guardians in Action, Supportive Beekeeping and Nature and Body.

At the heart of these projects were themes such as volunteering, environmental conservation, professional education, encouraging reading and healthy eating, which were taken to the communities where IP operates.

05-formare1Formare School Project: Formare completed six years at IP in 2016, with a total 350 young people having graduated. Through the program, students take an initial professional training course at the company; company employees act as volunteer educators and share their technical knowledge and professional experiences, giving these young people a clearer vision in relation to choosing a future career and the dynamics of the labor market. Every year, Formare at IP opens up 20 spots for young people residing in Mogi Guaçu (SP), 20 spots for the Luiz Antônio (SP) region and 10 spots for Três Lagoas (MS), cities where International Paper (IP) maintains pulp and paper production operations.

11-peaEnvironmental Education Program (EEP) – The Environmental Education Program was started in 1993 with the goal of raising awareness among primary school students and teachers about the importance of planted forests in maintaining natural resources, contributing to preservation of native forests. In 2016, more than 3,000 people went through the program at the Luiz Antônio and Mogi Guaçu (SP) units as well as in the cities of São Simão, Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Guatapará, Mogi Mirim, Aguaí and Altinópolis in the state of São Paulo.

guardioesdasaguasGuardians of the Water
– The project went to Rio Verde (GO) to reinforce the importance of preserving water resources among the community. The project was split into three phases and took place in March 2016, with the Waterline exhibit featuring photographs from expeditions by sailor Amyr Klink. The exhibit was shown at the Buriti Shopping Center.

Next, 4th and 5th grade public school students watched a play at Espaço Mundi, at the Rio Verde Exhibitions Park. The initiative ended with a contest that awarded the best projects to reduce water consumption, created by participating schools.

01-apicultura-solidariaSupportive Beekeeping – The highlight of 2016 in Supportive Beekeeping, a project that strengthens ties between IP planted forests and a honey producers’ coop, was the training of beekeepers on packaging honey produced in IP forests. This work guaranteed greater autonomy and knowledge for coop members, contributing to achieving production of 15 tons of honey.


03-cidade-dolivroTravelling Book City – In 2016, the project visited the cities of Manaus (AM) and Rio Verde (GO), where over 12,000 kids were able to laugh and learn with the shenanigans of Tracinha, a very smart bookworm who prefers to devour books to read them. With this, the project ended a seven-year cycle of work, during which the Travelling Book City also visited the cities of Mogi Guaçu (SP), Três Lagoas (MS), Ribeirão Preto (SP), Suzano (SP), Paulínia (SP), Franco da Rocha (SP) and Itapeva (SP).Thanks to the project, over 50,000 children were able to embark on this journey through the magical world of literature.

ESA_logoSocial and Environmental Education (SEE) – SEE contests are already a tradition in the Mogi Guaçu region. With 41 editions held, the essay contest is geared towards 5th and 9th grade students as well as high school seniors. The SEE also has a literary contest for public school teachers, which is in its 11th edition. Each year the goal always to broaden discussions of a current topic within the academic community. In 2016, the topic chosen for both contests was Healthy Eating, in line with the UN’s theme of the International Year of Pulses.


10-natureza-corpoNature and Body – In 2016, the project moved forward by starting to work with planting vegetables and leafy greens. In previous years, priority was given to growing herbs and spices. With this new focus, along with the theme of healthy eating developed in the SEE, IIP brought yet another theme up for discussion in the academic community: food sustainability, which was developed by teachers in different subject areas. In 2017, the activities will continue to accompany the academic calendar and topics related to sustainability, education and the environment.

guardioes-em-acaoGuardians in Action – With the goal of allowing workers from the São Paulo office to volunteer, the Guardians in Action project has had a presence on commemorative dates since 2012, bringing lots of joy and interaction to kids and adolescents in low-income communities in the city of São Paulo and to the guardians (IP volunteers). In 2016, the guardians worked on two missions: the first was on Easter and the second on Christmas.



Listed below are the candidates accepted during the Formare selective process for the International Paper units in Três Lagoas, Luiz Antônio and Mogi Guaçu.


Unit: Três Lagoas/MS

Accepted Candidates

1 Abner Loureiro Santana
2 Cleisla Martins da Silva
3 Eduardo Borges Lopes
4 Felipe da Silva Campos
5 Felipe Henrique Medeiros de Lima
6 Juliane Ribeiro Teixeira
7 Letícia Vasques Lucena
8 Lincoln Batista Melchior
9 Natálya Moreira da Silva
10 Pâmela Feitosa Dos Santos

Unit: Luiz Antônio/SP

Accepted Candidates
1 Alex Gonçalves dos Santos
2 Állan Gabriel dos Santos Bortolozzo
3 Ana Beatriz Ferreira
4 Caio Vinicius Tavares Costa Claro
5 Celso Aparecido Silva Junior
6 Crisele Aparecida dos Santos Costa
7 Gabriel Ribeiro Junqueira
8 João Vitor Beluti da Silva
9 José Henrique dos Santos Belchior
10 Julia da Silva Souza
11 Juliana Teixeira Pimenta
12 Karen Maria Garcia
13 Mileny Hatsue Nomura
14 Othon Omar Balthazar
15 Pâmela Priscila Baldissarelli Bibiano
16 Paulo Henrique Oliveira da Silva Santos
17 Pérola Nicole Gonçalves
18 Rafaela Gonçalves Duarte
19 Raila da Silva Santos
20 Rita de Cássia Ribeiro

  Unit: Mogi Guaçu/SP

Accepted Candidates
1 Alan Henrique de Oliveira Menezes
2 Aline Aparecida Scanavachia
3 Ana Beatriz de Faria
4 Anderson Antonio da Silva
5 Camila Negli Panseri
6 Eduardo Henrique Dos Santos
7 Flavio Scomparin Gomes
8 Giovanna Gabrielly Silva Costa
9 Guilherme Brandão Martins de Sousa
10 Hebert Willam da Rosa
11 Ivana Renata Zavoski
12 Jenifer Kauany de Souza dos Reis
13 Marcos Abreu de Souza
14 Marcos Gabriel dos Santos Carvalho
15 Matheus Guimarães Justino
16 Rafael Luiz de Moura Borges
17 Sarah da Rocha Porfírio
18 Sarah Ribeiro da Silva
19 Stefany Nunes do Amaral
20 Thainá Ferreira de Sousa

Documents that must be provided for admission of Formare students:

All candidates accepted:

1 recent 3×4 photo;

1 copy of Brazilian ID card (RG);

1 copy of Brazilian taxpayer ID number (CPF);

1 copy of Birth Certificate;

1 copy of proof of address (power, water or phone bill);

1 copy of Unified Healthcare System (SUS) card;

Original statement of conclusion of Secondary School or statement of enrollment in the last year of High School;

Original vaccination card.

Only minor candidates (under 18):

1 copy of Brazilian ID card (RG) of parents and/or guardian;

1 copy of Brazilian Taxyper ID (CPF) of parents and/or guardian;

1 Proof of address of parents and/or guardian (only if they reside at a different address than the student);

Note: Documents must be submitted on the date of the admissions exam.

We will contact candidates soon to schedule a date for the medical exam and to submit personal documents. Please pay attention and if you have any questions contact the Formare Coordinator at your unit.

TRES LAGOAS Gabriel Lima (67) 2105-6124 LUIZ ANTÔNIO Sabrina Tenello (16) 3986-9073/ (16) 99781-7695 MOGI GUAÇU Tomás Fernandes (19) 3861-8955/ (19) 99818-8245