Community and culture in Brazil

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Article April 19, 2021

Community and culture in Brazil

Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Project 

As part of the renewed support the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Project, ExxonMobil is providing funds to for the structure the Golden Lion Tamarin Ecological Park, a future Private Natural Heritage Reserve, located in Silva Jardim, in Rio de Janeiro State.

The new cycle of the project consolidates the support to the preservation of the golden lion tamarins and the Atlantic Forest, as well as encourages the park opening for visitors in order to engage people and local community with the importance of the conservation.


Our support for the Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado (AMLD), mediated by Fundo Brasileiro para Biodiversidade (Funbio), has already brought important milestones to the protection of the species. The plantation of 20,000 native Atlantic Forest seedlings and the implementation of two decks to observe the region's fauna and flora are some of them.

This project is part of the socio-environmental legacy that the company seeks to leave for the current and future generations.

Manatee Project

Expanding our portfolio of socioenvironmental projects in Brazil, we started supporting the Peixe-Boi Association. Considered a vulnerable species to extinction, the manatee is the most threatened marine mammal in Brazil. Only 1,000 animals live in the wild.


The purpose of the support is to raise awareness about the preservation of manatees and encourage activities developed by the Association with the communities of Porto de Pedras and São Miguel dos Milagres, on the northern coast of Alagoas. In addition, it seeks to contribute to ecological tourism, through mammal observation tours on the Tatuamunha river.

Our contribution also includes the construction of a Community Visitor Center with a permanent interactive and inclusive exhibition, and education and environmental awareness activities.

The Peixe-Boi Association is one of the members of the Management Council responsible for the conservation of the Costa dos Corais Environmental Protection Area (APA), which covers the Tatuamunha River, known as the Manatee Sanctuary.

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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