This Friday (9), Neoenergia Institute, in partnership with COOPCESP and the Caieiras Education Secretariat, has opened a classroom at Lourides Dell Porto Municipal School, where the performing arts classes will be held before/after school hours, for students from 1st to 5th grade. The initiative is part of the Bright Minds project, developed by Elektro, through the Culture Incentive Law, which will work with children's socio-emotional skills, involving creativity, art and communication, boosting academic performance, as well as providing vocational guidance and psycho-pedagogical support.
The project contemplates the revitalization of a space to receive the activities, which will have theater teachers. “In class, teachers will work with students to develop expression and self-esteem, characteristics that make all the difference in a child's life. Still, it is an opportunity to deal with more complex topics, such as bullying, in a playful way, with a language that is easy to understand”, comments Renata Chagas, Director of the Neoenergia Institute.
The partnership lasts until December 2019 and will be developed with students from three other schools in the city: EMEF Antônio Molinari, EMEF Carlos Bayerlein and EMEF Manoel Hurtado. The expectation is to serve about one thousand students and, later, the schools will absorb the initiative, ensuring its continuity and project sustainability.
The Institute's purpose is to foster the development of social actions in the areas in which the Neoenergia Group, its sponsor, operates through its business in generation, transmission, trading and distribution of energy, where it has concession areas in Bahia (Coelba), Pernambuco (Celpe), Rio Grande do Norte (Cosern), as well as cities in São Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul, through Elektro. All Iberdrola Group Foundations are guided by the same Master Plan, which defines the objectives of the projects developed in all countries where Iberdrola operates. For the 2018-2022 cycle, the challenge of the Neoenergia Institute is to collaborate directly in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The main objectives are the contribution to the improvement of the quality of life of the most vulnerable people and to invest in sustainable development through the implementation and support of projects within the following pillars: Training and Research, Biodiversity and Climate Change, Art and Culture, Social Action and Institutional Collaboration, which seeks alliances to achieve the SDGs.
Elektro is a company controlled by Neoenergia. With operations in 228 municipalities, 223 in the state of São Paulo and five in Mato Grosso do Sul, Elektro has a concession area of 121 thousand square kilometers. The company has 2.6 million customers (6 million inhabitants).