Community and culture in Brazil

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Article April 19, 2021

Community and culture in Brazil

Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Project 

In 2019, we started supporting the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Project by funding the planting of 20,000 native Atlantic Forest seedlings in the region of Silva Jardim, in Rio de Janeiro State, where the species lives. In 2020, we renewed our engagement in order to support the creation of the Golden Lion Tamarin Ecological Park, in addition to monitoring and ensuring the development of the planted seedlings.

The project is lead by the Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado (AMLD) and mediated by the Fundo Brasileiro para Biodiversidade (Funbio). It focuses on the conservation of the golden lion tamarin, which is still endangered, and the conservation of the Atlantic Forest, typical vegetation of Brazil and the unique place where the species lives. Currently, there are approximately 2,500 tamarins in the wild. The area where AMLD operates will become a place of visitation and ecotourism and will provide a series of opportunities for the surrounding community.

ExxonMobil supports the implementation of park's infrastructure, such as the observation deck, guided tours, agro-ecological fairs, lectures and more attractions. This project is part of the socio-environmental legacy that the company seeks to leave for the current and future generations.

English to Connect, Communicate, Catalyze (E2C)

Through the +Unidos Group, we support the E2C – English to Connect, Communicate, Catalyze, a pilot English learning project for young African-Brazilian professionals and/or entrepreneurs.

The main objective of E2C is to empower these young people to develop language skills that can bring value to their careers. E2C also promotes dialogues with professionals and invests in mentoring directed to each student. 

The +Unidos Group is a collaborative social investment fund, by American companies and Brazilian multinationals in partnership with USAID (United States Agency for International Development). The group has the support of the American Embassy and works on behalf of public education and the training of young Brazilians.

Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP)

The Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) is an ExxonMobil initiative that aims to encourage employees and their families to volunteer by donating their time and talent to institutions with civic, cultural, educational, scientific, recreational or social assistance goals.

Brazilian man taking part in the Volunteer Involvement Program.

Throughout the year, numerous activities are held, such as reading circles, winter coats campaigns, food campaigns, planting trees, among others. 

Since its implementation in 2009, VIP has provided assistance to 232 organizations that received the incentive for different tasks carried out by more than 3,000 volunteers, such as assistance to children and animals, educational activities and food donation. 

Pelo Direito à Vida (Right to Life)

Through the Brazilian tax incentive Law Fundo da Infância e da Adolescência (Childhood and Adolescence Fund - FIA), we support, for the third consecutive year, the “Pelo Direito à Vida” Project, sponsored by Hospital Pequeno Príncipe (HPP).

Exterior of the Hospital Pequeno Príncipe.

The project is based on three pillars: development of scientific research on healthcare, acquisition of high-cost materials and equipment, and education, with skill development for pediatricians and health care workers. The triad seeks to improve the patients' quality of life and the reduction of infant-juvenile mortality in Brazil. 

Founded in 1919 in Curitiba (Paraná State), Hospital Pequeno Príncipe is a non-profit institution that provides health care to children and adolescents from all over the country. The hospital does over 313,000 health checks annually, 70 percent of which for patients served by the Unified Health System (SUS).

Carta, Cartão, Afeto (Letter, Card, Affection)

Through the Brazilian tax incentive Law Incentivo à Cultura (Federal Culture Incentive Law – Lei Rouanet), we support cultural projects that contribute to the expansion of the cultural repertoire of patients at the Hospital Pequeno Príncipe, in Curitiba, in Paraná State.

In 2021 the project “Carta, Cartão, Afeto” will seek to engage children and adolescents undergoing treatment at the hospital and their families through writing. The project will hold an exhibition in a virtual environment and eight workshops that will be a gateway to the universe of writing and literature.

To provide opportunities and democratize access to various cultural events in a pediatric hospital means understanding culture as a right for everyone, contributing to create opportunities and promote transformation.

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