The lower house in Brazil’s legal system passed a bill lastWednesday that will divert royalties from oil fields to education and health care.
"For me and my government education is the principal pillar to transform Brazil into a great nation, assuring that our people are freed from poverty," she said in a radio address.
In a report by the BBC, the decision came after violent protests broke out in June due to outrage over the rising costs of transportation and other services to compensate for costs related to the 2014 World Cup that will be held there.
A quarter of the royalties will go toward improving health care, and the majority will go to education, There is an expected $800 million in royalties coming in from the drilling efforts off of the coast, or “pre-salt” layer
This is just one step for the government to try and quell the unrest before thousands of tourists arrive for the World Cup.