The 18 seamstresses in the Arco-Íris association in Laguna, is preparing to move to its new space. The land has been given by the city and the building will be donated by the Consórcio Ponte de Laguna. The new location will offer the structure necessary for the work which has already expanded. "In addition to sewing, we are now working with stamping," according to Valmira Gonçalves, da Arco-Íris president.
"I am very proud of this work. It is my life." The statement was made by Sandra Vieira, president of the Recycling Station, located in the city of Itumbiara, in the countryside of the state of Goiás. There is a special reason for Sandra's pride. The recycling work began among a number of challenges 10 years ago now has a new warehouse as well as equipment and support for efficient management.
The warehouse was granted by Carumuru, a Brazilian company engaged in the processing of soybeans, corn, sunflower and canola. The inauguration of the space took place on February 24 and there 130 guests were invited. Among those preset were representatives from the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES), ICC – Camargo Corrêa Institute, Caramuru, Instituto de Sócio Economia Solidária (Ises), City Government, Furnas, Itumbiara schools as well as the presidents of the district associations where the Recycling Station collects, city councilmen and business leaders from a number of companies such as Coca-Cola.
The objective of the Building for the Future project which is just starting up operations is to increase business opportunities for 30 small cement article producers in the city of Matola in Mozambique. The project was achieved by InterCement in partnership with ICC – Camargo Corrêa Institute – based on the Ideal Future program and will be conducted by CESAL – a Spanish non-governmental organization dedicated to the international cooperation and located in 11 countries in Africa and Latin America.
Ilídio Diniz, of InterCement, in Mozambique stated that a diagnostic conducted with the support of the local government had identified this opportunity for action. According to the mapping performed, it is estimated that there are roughly 230 producers of these cement articles in the city. Matola is located in the province of Maputo, in the south of Mozambique. "The city has shown a potential for growth above the national average. Diniz also stated "This growth has driven the construction sector in the entire value chain including the construction materials market, in which the cement article producers are engaged," He also emphasized that this proliferation of small producers has contributed to building a growingly more demanding clients in terms of price and quality.
The Ponte de Laguna consortium led by Camargo Corrêa, has entered the last stage of construction of the Laguna bridge in the state of Santa Catarina. On February 2, the north and south segment junction was completed, marking the final phase of the project.
Only 6% of the work remains to complete the delivery of the site and the bridge is expected to be open for traffic by the end of May this year. "We have completed laying the concrete of the guyed stretch regarded as the backbone of the project. Our objective is to deliver the entire concrete structure by the end of February," confirmed Gustavo Zanin, site manager.
January 15 to 17, the first Entrepreneurial Inclusion group graduated in Itumbiara, Goiás – a municipality of 90,000 inhabitants located in the countryside of the state on the border with Minas Gerais. The objective of the project is to consolidate the selective collection of garbage provided by the association of garbage collection for recycling, the Associação de Catadores Estação Reciclar, generating income for its associates and helping the municipality in its compliance with the National Solid Waste Policy guidelines.
The project has been implemented in one of the areas impacted by the Etanolduto works, the modal logistics system of the pipeline which will serve to shunt ethanol between Goiás and São Paulo. The initiative was an Camargo Corrêa Institute, Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES), Itubiara Local Government, Construtora Camargo Corrêa, an Ethanol Consortium leader effort, established jointly with Construtora Odebrecht. To build up the organization, the project calls for a series of training courses which will be implemented by the Instituto de Sócio Economia Solidária (ISES).
InterCement, the Camargo Corrêa Institute (ICC) and the Comitê de Desenvolvimento Comunitário de João Pessoa (João Pessoa Community Development Committee) have presented the government authorities and the community with four projects to promote enterprising spirit in the community and contribute toward the sustainable development Ilha do Bispo, in Paraíba. The event takes place on the Fazenda da Graça, a space owned by the company factory last Thursday, January 22.
The projects which will be developed in 2015 were planned on the basis of the mapping conducted with the community in the region last year. The social initiatives implemented on Ilha do Bispo by InterCement, such as Dia do Bem-Fazer (Good Deed Day), a corporate volunteer day sponsored by Camargo Corrêa Group or Baby Week, a program implemented in partnership with the Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal in defense of early childhood (pregnancy to children 0 – 3 years of age) also serve as a base for the formation of new projects.
Over 70,000 students participate in the Programa Topper de Educação pelo Esporte (Topper Education through Sports Program) led by the Instituto Alpargatas, in the states of Paraíba, Pernambuco and in Minas Gerais in 2014 alone. The physical education teachers prepared interdisciplinary projects to work with the content of several subjects at the same time, together with the administration studied ways to create an environment in the schools using the better practices and with the students involving themselves more in actions developed throughout the year. Now the best projects will be recognized. Winning ideas from prior years have left an important legacy and transformed the way of thinking about education for children and adolescents.
To bring together academia and the government authorities to learn and deal with, in an educational setting, the intensification of the fight against child and adolescent sexual exploitation in Brazil, Antônia Lima Souza, public prosecutor for Child and Adolescent Court of Ceará Prosecutor's Office approached the ICC Camargo Corrêa Institute, the social responsibility branch of Camargo Corrêa Group.
During the meeting which took place two years ago, owed to the work being done by Construtora Camargo Corrêa on the Vila do Mar Project in Fortaleza, the idea came up for the creation of the first post graduate lato senso course in Child and Adolescent Law. The initiative became reality and since the beginning of October, the Interdisciplinary Specialization is ongoing at the Universidade Estadual do Ceará, with the support of the Ceará State Attorney General´s Office and the Higher School of the State´s Public Prosecutors´ Office.
Brazil is the largest producer and exporter of sisal with an annual production of roughly 80,000 tons, close to 95% of which is produced in the state of Bahia.
The community in Baixão, in the Campo Formoso municipality however was practically unaware of this. Eighty families live there and have worked for generations in the removal of sisal fibers. They are the foundation of this chain. Cutting workers earn R$ 1.60 per kilo of the still wet fiber. This amount is even smaller if it is done by a woman who usually makes between R$ 20 and R$ 30 per week.
A year ago, the Tempo de Empreender project of the Camargo Corrêa Institute (ICC), entered the community to strengthen sisal production and offer a new source of income to families. The project is one of the 16 implemented on the basis of the Technical Cooperation Agreement signed by ICC and the Brazilian Development and Economic Bank (BNDES) in 2011. The agreement included a R$ 50 million in investments until 2016 in training and structuring projects for the production among low income populations.
Pioneer in the manufacture of professional/workwear fabrics and leader in Latin America, Santista Work Solution presents for the first time a new corporate structure and introduces three innovative products offering solutions for the work environment at the International Security and Protection Fair (FISP). The event marks the return of the company at sector events, within its new marketing strategy and brand re-launch.
The company presents in the Centro de Exposições Imigrantes pavilion, real simulations that attest to the high quality and resistance of the products Santista produces. They are real life experiences, for example in the use of fabrics developed for the food, meat packing services and industry with finishing that prevent absorption of oils and byproducts keeping the uniform looking clean.