CENIBRA Institute fosters social projects

This week, CENIBRA Institute created a course on good practices in food handling and baking in partnership with the municipal government of Periquito and SENAR (National Rural Education Service) and in cooperation with the Winning Women’s Association. The target audience is producers from São Sebastião do Baixio (municipality of Periquito) and the program includes guidance on sustainable production approaches, efficient use of raw materials, product mix diversification, and quality control.

In another initiative, CENIBRA Institute met with members of the Indaiá Project, whose focus is Indaiá straw handicrafts, and SEBRAE (Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service) at the Antônio Dias cultural center to assess the Project, discuss possible changes, and strengthen this important action aimed at retrieving the local culture and generating income and jobs.

Also this week, the Craftswomen Group of Cachoeira Escura (GRACE) participated in a Psychosocial Intervention in Belo Oriente with the purpose of reinforcing the members’ engagement and encouraging their development through self-knowledge and redefinition of objectives and goals.

In addition, interventions were carried out on a range of public infrastructures in partnership with local administrations, and cultural and sports projects are currently underway in communities in which the Company operates. Requests from a number of municipal governments and entities were met through resource allocation and sponsorships, amounting to R$ 2,451,964.00 during the first quarter of 2018, comprising actions in the areas of health, education, economic development, environment, socio-cultural activities, sports, and citizenship under federal tax-relief incentive programs

CENIBRA carries out its operations in 54 municipalities in Minas Gerais. In addition to paying taxes and generating jobs, the Company develops a number of programs aimed at enhancing the quality of life of neighboring populations. CENIBRA Institute conducts 50 socio-environmental projects in different fields, including education, environment, digital inclusion, income generation, cultural retrieval, recreation, and citizenship.

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