Education
The key to the
development
INVESTING IN EDUCATION IS IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE

Even with hard conditions for the 2020 school year, all elementary and high school teachers and students, including those admitted to the Education for Youngsters and Adults program in 32 native villages identified within the Veracel’s indirect influence area, received more than 5,000 school kits donated by Veracel in 2020.

The indigenous schools program assists

5,000 STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

OTHE ECHO OF HOPE

Over the past 10 years, more than 1000 children and young people have attended some of the free ballet, theater, and orchestral musical instruments workshops of the Ecoar Project, in Porto Seguro, during the extra-curricular shifts in public schools. Supported by Veracel for eight years, the activities have required students’ discipline and commitment to studies to keep them enrolled in these courses. In addition to cultural and professional development, the key results are self-esteem, self-confidence and hope for a world beyond the social needs in which the students are inserted.

PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Ensuring rights for children and young people is a collective responsibility. In addition to the family, education institutions and society can mobilize, mainly when the challenge is avoiding impunity for acts of violence and exploitation. Likewise, we need to prevent children and young persons from being re-victimized when cases are reported. Based on the NGO Childhood Brazil methodology, we have provided training to professionals in order to ensure assistance for children and young people in Belmonte, Porto Seguro, Santa Cruz Cabrália and Eunápolis.

SOCIAL LEADERSHIP AND STRENGTHENED COMMUNITY

By seeking to develop the community associations’ entrepreneurship in the region and sustainable projects, Veracel entered into a partnership with the Sebrae Sustainable Entrepreneur program. Courses about management in the field, awakening of associations and quality were provided as well advices on entrepreneurial management.

In addition, the partnership with the National Service for Commercial Learning (SENAC), aligned with agreements with city halls and community associations, has promoted training for administrative assistant, sewing and gastronomy professionals. In total, more than 300 people have been trained since the beginning of this program.