'On December 11, 1995, the MST was awarded the "Education and Participation" Prize of UNICEF for its program called For a public school of quality in the settlement areas, developed in several states. According to UNICEF, the MST program for education "contributed to instruction consistent with the rural environment and the recovery of citizenship"' (Calendário Histórico dos Trabalhadores. São Paulo: MST, Setor de Educação. 3a. edição, 1999, p. 83).