Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 11:52

Europe and Africa receive the Well-Doing Day

The 2013 issue of the corporate volunteering event of Camargo Corrêa Group arrives for the first time in Portugal, Cape Verde, South Africa and Egypt.

Portugal prepared to receive the first issue by the country of the Well-Doing Day, a corporate volunteering event conceived by Camargo Corrêa Group. On Sunday, October 20, employees of Cimpor, a subsidiary of InterCement, the holding company for the cement and aggregate business of Camargo Corrêa Group, will carry out activities in institutions and public spaces, of several cities in Portugal.

The event takes place about two months after the Latin American edition of the Well-Doing Day, which this year gathered 20 thousand volunteers and reached 14 countries. Held since 2009 in Brazil, the event is aimed at encouraging and supporting professionals of companies belonging to Camargo Corrêa Group in their efforts to carry out voluntary activities to benefit the communities where they operate, in addition to promoting and disseminating the volunteering culture.

Employees of Cimpor in Portugal will recuperate the Prodac Social Promotion Center, in Lisbon; the Soeiro Pereira Gomes School, in Alhandra; the playground of Souselas Social Support Center, in the Souselas region; the gym of Gilvrazino School, in Loulé; and the building of Solidaried'Arte, in the Azores. "We are compelled to make sure the Well-Doing Day will be a landmark for our professionals in Portugal and for the whole community", explains Luis Fernandes, general director of Cimpor in Portugal.

The African continent will also be provided with several activities on the Well-Doing Day in the coming weekend. South Africa, Egypt and Cape Verde will also receive the event for the first time. Mozambique is the only country in this edition that has already participated in other editions. So far, 14 activities will be carried out in 10 cities of the African continent.

More than 300 volunteers from Mozambique Cements and one InterCement company have been registered in the city of Nacala. In addition to improvements in schools, futsal court, soccer field and other equipment items will be revitalized. In Matola another group of 100 employees will recuperate rooms, the electric power network, collective spaces in schools and one health-care center. As regards the city of Dondo, the Good Samaritan Center will have its kitchen, well and space will be revitalized and equipped.

South Africa will have eight activities distributed over xix cities: Durban, New Castle, Port Shepstone, Margate, Sterkspruit and Phoenix. In addition to revitalizing schools, kindergartens, public spaces and courts, the professionals of NPC, an InterCement company, will cook for caregivers and assist in activities with orphanage babies in New Castle.

The action in Cape Verde will feature several activities. In Praia City, at Achadinha, one community school unit will be revitalized through improvements in the electricity network, plumbing, masonry and painting services and the supply of didactic materials.

In Egypt, two schools located in Alexandria, next to Amreyah plants, a cement company of the InterCement group in the country have been selected to receive electricity works, painting, gardening and playground services, among other revitalizing actions. Activities in that country will be concentrated on Saturday, October 19.


The Well-Doing Day is prepared by the Camargo Corrêa Institute, through the Ideal Volunteer program. As of last year, invited companies have also joined the event, now being regarded as the largest in the area of Brazilian corporate volunteering and advancing, at each edition, into new overseas countries.