Volunteering

Europe and Africa receive the Doing Good Day

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 19:07
In 2013, the Doing Good Day gathered 20 thousand volunteers and reached 14 countries in the actions executed on August 25. In 2013, the Doing Good Day gathered 20 thousand volunteers and reached 14 countries in the actions executed on August 25.

Two months after the Latin America edition of the Doing Good Day, the corporate volunteering event conceived by Grupo Camargo Corrêa crosses the ocean and lands on Africa and Europe. On Sunday, October 20, improvement actions will be executed in Portugal, Cape Verde, South Africa, Egypt and Mozambique.

In Portugal, employees of Cimpor, a company of InterCement, will recover the Prodac Social Promotion Center, in Lisbon; the Soeiro Pereira Gomes School, in Alhandra; the Souselas Social Support Center, on the region of Souselas; the Gilvrazino School gym, in Loulé; and the Solidaried'Arte building, in Azores.

The African continent will receive 14 actions, in 10 cities. In Mozambique, over 300 volunteers of Cimentos de Moçambique, an InterCement company, are registered in the city of Nacala. In addition to improvements in schools, they will revitalize an indoor soccer court, a soccer field and other equipment. In Matola, other 100 employees will recover rooms, the power network and collective spaces in a school and health center. In the municipality of Dondo, the Centro Bom Samaritano will have kitchen, well and areas revitalized and equipped.

South Africa will have eight activities distributed in six cities: Durban, New Castle, Port Shepstone, Margate, Sterkspruit and Phoenix. In addition to revitalization of schools, day care centers and sports courts, the employees of NPC, another InterCement company, will cook for caregivers and help in the activities with babies at the New Castle orphanage.

In Cape Verde, at Cidade da Praia, a community school unit will be revitalized, with improvements in the power network, installation of pipes, masonry and painting services and supply of teaching materials.

In Egypt, two schools were chosen in Alexandria, close to the plants of Amreyah, an InterCement company in the country, to receive electricity, painting, gardening and playground works, among other revitalization actions. The activities will concentrate on Saturday, October 19, in the country.