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PE&C in Brazil

Since August 2010, Abengoa assists and cooperates with two facilities in Brazil, the Santa Rita de Cassia Orphanage in Jacarepaguá, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, and the San Francisco de Asís Orphanage in Aracajú, in the state of Sergipe. Here the company helps provide assistance to 90 children and teenagers suffering from violent domestic environments, abandonment or abuse, in addition to 130 children in situations of vulnerability.

Taking these girls out of their environment to offer them personalized assistance and a better today and tomorrow is the primary objective of the Santa Rita de Cassia Orphanage. In conjunction with Abengoa, this shelter provides the girls with psychological and educational counseling, as well as ongoing tutoring and monitoring in order for them to leave their past behind and begin to build a new life. To this end, they are provided with training sessions to gain the skills needed towards their occupational future and a wide variety of workshops and sports activities, such as capoeira and volleyball, for the purpose of building skills and fostering social integration.

PE&C assists youngsters between the ages of 3 and 5 at the San Francisco de Asís Orphanage. The children come from nearby villages in situations of vulnerability and belong to large low-income families living in conditions of overcrowding. Through education, nutrition management and sports activities, Abengoa seeks to improve their current situation and mitigate any potential risk of social exclusion.



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