The PEZP was based upon an agreement between UFPB and the trade union and was understood by the University to be part of its mission of social responsibility within its extension program. The teachers were students from different courses within the university, who underwent a period of initial training before starting the program, and university faculty. The student teachers and the faculty members made regular visits to the building-site classrooms and held weekly workshops. Classes were held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm from Monday to Thursday. On Friday evenings, most worker/students returned to their families in the countryside, and teachers and coordinators of the project met to evaluate the week’s work and to plan the following week’s lessons. For this, the student teachers received a monthly stipend.