Here it Happens – Students from Sergipe benefit from the Federal Government’s sports incentive program

17 January 2023 – 20:37

More than 20 Sergipe students will benefit from the Federal Government program ‘Auxílio Esporte Escolar 2023’, which grants a financial benefit to athletes aged 12 to 17 who, during the school year, participated in national competitions held by the Brazilian Confederation of School Sports , by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee or by the Brazilian Olympic Committee, in competitions such as the Youth Games, National Paralympics and Brazilian School Games.

The Government of Sergipe, through the Secretary of State for Sports and Leisure, is responsible for sending the documentation of athletes who meet the requirements and the Federal Government is responsible for selecting the beneficiaries. The list of young athletes awarded in the country has already been released by the Ministry of Sport and includes names such as Adrielle Farias, 16, Olympic gymnast at the José Gerivaldo Garcia Sports School, located in the Santos Dumont neighborhood.

“It arrived at the moment when I most needed it to pay for transport from my house to training, buying a uniform, snacks, among other things I need to dedicate myself to the sport. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my teacher and the Department of Sports for their help in obtaining this benefit”, celebrates the athlete.

The Secretary of State for Sport and Leisure, Mariana Dantas, celebrates the selection of Sergipe students and explains the process for granting the benefit. “In addition to merit, since the first placed in each modality played in these national games have preference, the athletes who are part of families that already receive the Auxílio Brasil also have priorities. That’s because this aid came to encourage athletes and help with paying expenses. Our part is to collect the required documentation and forward it to the Federal Government, which will select the students contemplated. We are happy to know that athletes from our sports schools are among those contemplated and several others from the public education network. This means that we form competent athletes who deserve all the support”, says the secretary.

Sports School professor José Gerivaldo Garcia reiterates the importance of the benefit for athletes and their families. “The amount is important for students to continue dedicating themselves to the sport, without impacting the family’s income. This benefit helps these young people to pay the basic expenses for practicing sports. I celebrate that students from Sergipe are on the list of recipients, they deserve this support from the Federal Government. We hope that more and more athletes will receive this help, ”he says.

per Sergipe Agency

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