Young benefited by Adel participates in the CowParade

Son Light, creator of the project “Wake up – CowParade 2018

The young son Light, 23, Canafístula natural, rural community in the municipality of Apuiarés is one of the artists participating in the 12th edition of CowParade, one of the biggest open-cast art events in the world, whose goal is to democratize the art through the cultural inclusion. Selected artists use as support a cow sculpture made in fiberglass and size. They are exposed on public roads, allowing free assessment.

Son participated in a selection with more than 300 artists and was one of the 50 selected with the project “The Rope” which speaks of the dawn of the outback, playing with the name “rope”, Since initially the idea was to only use this material in the customization of sculpture.

All the selected shared the workspace and its productions were held for two weeks in shopping Iguatemi. To make the wake up, were used just over 400 m of sisal ropes. "I could have bought the ropes in Fortaleza, a sisal rope industrial, softer, easier to work. However I chose the interior chords, the local shops, a dry rope, lasts, rough, but that represents better my concept ", highlights the artist.

He also highlights that realized sculpture more than a screen, remembering the term used within “the ox takes up the scream”. Wake up represents a mystic being, so the details in gold, the hinterland, seen many times how fragile, dry, hot, but that remains firm and strong, How sisal fibers attached.

Second Son, "Wake up" speaks of the dawn of the outback, the arid landscape, of vegetation, the simplicity of the Middle. “The design made in sisal rope portrays the rough texture of drought in contrast with the beauty provided, the Union of individuals and the strength of the backcountry. The Golden details give a tone of divinity, a mystic being, that sustains the world. And the rattle is the Annunciation, symbol of good news, warning that the cow is passing and it's time to wake up”.

“Wake up”, sculpture developed by Son Light

Child care as it is difficult to be "artist" inside and still don't see how a. The young man reveals that he always liked art and culture, but believes that there is still a very strong barrier for who is the rural area. "Join the Cowparade was very interesting. Is in the middle of a crowd that is already recognized as an artist, was challenging. At the beginning, When I started to put the first ropes, I don't think anyone believed it would leave something interesting, but left!"

In 2011, young participated in the Sertão of the Arts Program, performed by Popular Canafístula cooperative School, where he met more about drawing, Serigraphy and photography. In 2012 He joined the Rural young entrepreneur Program (PJER) developed by Adel, in order to work with art/design. "I developed a project with screen printing, but I wasn't mature enough to leave the paper. At the end of the course I started College systems and digital media at the Federal University of Ceará (UFC), distancing some House "comments.

Today Son travels to various art forms, is digital designer, Illustrator, craftsman, already developed projects with wood, clay, rope and is now venturing into the hand embroidery. Together with a friend, is building a new entrepreneurship project, a species of agency with two segments: communication and culture. With a focus on Middle Junin, the idea is to boost and strengthen cultural groups, elaborate projects involving cultural theme and work with digital media.

The event

It is estimated that more than 500 millions of people have found themselves with at least one of the works of 97 editions of the CowParade, recorded in 33 countries. Painters, sculptors, artisans, Architects, designers, graffiti artists, Visual Artists, amateurs or professionals passionate about art and interested in expressing your talent and creativity are part of this project. Around the world, more of 10.000 artists have participated in the CowParade.

At the end of each edition, the sculptures are auctioned and the income is rolled back as donation to charities. In this way, the cows meet multiple functions: value the surroundings, expand access to art, promote new artists, and sensitize people to social causes. The cows will be available to visitors until 16/12 in shopping Iguatemi, in Fortaleza.

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Seminar ends project with public schools of Ceará

Opening of the seminar

The seminar on Entrepreneurship and Social Leadership in schools, whose theme was the work of teenagers and young people in the promotion of Local development, realizado ontem (06/12), na EEEP Alan Pinho Tabosa, em Pentecoste/CE, encerrou as atividades de formação do projeto Jovens Empreendedores e Protagonistas Rurais nas Escolas desenvolvido pela Adel no âmbito do Programa Jovem Empreendedor Rural (PJER).

Twelve (12) micro projects drawn up by groups of students from four schools met: EEM San Sebastian in Apuiarés; EEM Waldemar Alcântara in São Gonçalo do Amarante; MES Etelvina Gomes Bezerra on Pentecost; e, EEFM Edit Alcantara Bike in General Sampaio, were presented at the Seminar. Eight (8) of them, were exposed on banners and the four (4) top rated, one of each school, did an oral presentation.

The micro projects include cultural events, improvements in the quality of school meals, bullying at school, environmental education, public inclusion LGBTQ + in the classroom, combating drugs and empathy in school get-together. Estudantes da EEM Waldemar Alcântara em São Gonçalo do Amarante elaboraram o projeto “Inclusão do Público LGBTQ+ na Escola”.

Exposure of micro projects

"Our project seeks above all to accept people as they are, is sexual orientation, of genre, religion, race. We want to hold talks that underscore the respect within the classroom, because I believe that what we learn in the room bring to life ", emphasizes the young Luiz Felipe Ferreira.

In addition to the exposure of micro projects for young people, the Adel presented the results achieved throughout the year and the activities that enabled the introduction, in four high schools, of topics that demonstrate to students the opportunities and alternatives for staying in rural areas with quality of life. Project workshops addressed the themes of sustainable coexistence with the semi-arid, local and rural entrepreneurship development, While cross-cutting issues, in the education context.

For Luiz Breno Pereira, MES student São Sebastião of Apuiarés, the project allowed a multidisciplinary knowledge. "I found the rich project, because he worked various topics. As had several workshops, opened a broad knowledge for me. I saw that Adel was very well prepared to do what she proposed when he was talking with the Director and has partnered with the College, I really enjoyed this experience "highlights.

Prof. the Dalvani Castro, EEFM Edit Alcantara Mota; Tony Precious, MES Director San Sebastian; Prof.. Caniggia Ram, CODEA pedagogical management Advisor/SEDUC; e, Adriano Batista, Executive Director of Adel deliver certificates to the representatives of the teams of the micro projects (From left to right)

Participated in the culmination of the project students, teachers, managers of schools benefited, team members of Adel and partners of the institution. Both celebrated the achievements and shared the desire to give continuity to the project.

The opening of the event was made up of the Chief Executive Officer of Adel, Adriano Batista; Prof.. Caniggia Ram, CODEA pedagogical management Advisor, representative of the Board of education of the State of Ceará (SEDUC); Agnes Mapurunga, representative of project coordination São José (III) developed by the Ministry of agrarian development (SDA); Maria S, President of the Municipal Council for the rights of children and adolescents (CMDCA) of Pentecost; Rina Braga, Coordinator of the CRAS of Pentecost; Elton Light, EEEP Director Alan Pine T; Tony Precious, MES Director San Sebastian; Roberto Lima, Director of EEM Etelvina Gomes Bezerra; the Secretary Anísio Smith and Prof. the Dalvani Castro, both representing the directors of the respective partner schools and Waldemar Alcântara and EEFM Edit Alcantara Mota .


Prof.. Caniggia Ram, representative of SEDUC, expressed in the event that the Board of education's goal is to expand the project to other schools. "The Board is very happy for the invitation and partnership, We realized that the work done in schools with students, with teachers, with the support of the management, is making a great effect and we want more and more projects like this, more workshops and partnerships with Adel, so we can raise this flag of social entrepreneurship and youth protagonism to more locations and more people ".

Adriano Batista, Executive Director of Adel, In addition to highlighting the importance of partners to create a network of Social Protection for young people, released first hand the new project which will be held at the beginning of 2019, approved by the CMDCA of São Gonçalo do Amarante which is young in the region of pecem. "What we are interested to build here in the region that's exactly, a group of partners that can create a safety net for young people to put in practice the potential inside of you. And this is only possible when this young man finds support ", highlights.

Participants of the seminar of Entrepreneurship and Social Leadership in schools

The seminar ended the training activities of the project and presented to the community the students and entrepreneurs protagonists benefit. The expectation is that new young are formed and the micro projects developed by young people in schools can inspire the whole school community for promotion of new projects. Through the booklets that are being prepared, the Adel plans along with partners multiply this action in the Northeast.

In the next few weeks, There will be a round of meeting in schools for evaluation of the activities carried out throughout the year, delivery of certificates from other students and still the trip of exchange of micro projects winners.

The project young entrepreneurs and Rural Actors in the schools benefited 400 adolescents and young people, in the age group between 15 e 17 years of age, four schools in the State schools. Is accomplished by Adel in partnership with UNESCO and Rede Globo, through the Criança Esperança, and the Council for the defense of the rights of children and adolescents of Ceará (CEDC / EC). It has the support of the Secretariat of the State of Ceará Education (Seduce-EC).


Design of Adel is selected in national edict "+ LGBT Pride"

Program Director of Adel, Aurigele Alves

“Diversity in Entrepreneurship Rural youth” is the name of the newest project of Adel selected in National LGBT notice + Pride of the Itáu Unibanco in partnership with the Most Diversity consulting. The announcement was made today, 30/11, in Forum Out & Equal Brazil, event global reference in this matter, in São Paulo (SP).

The LGBT notice + Pride aims to encourage the development of initiatives that support and encourage the visibility, Security and respect for LGBT people +. One of the 310 proposals submitted, the project of Adel came in second and will receive financial support of R$ 50 thousand to contribute to the inclusion of LGBT youth socioprodutiva + of the hinterland of Ceará. The project House of Deny, from Fortaleza, was also a finalist of the notice. The Deny is a space for culture and formation of black LGBT women + on the outskirts of the capital of Ceará.

Yesterday, 29/11, the Director of the institution's Programs, Aurigele Alves, presented the proposal for a banking formed by experts of ITA, More Diversity consulting and representatives of LGBT community +. The selection criteria considered were issues such as regional representation and operations in conjunction with other pillars of diversity, how race and ethnicity, genus, people with disabilities, age, generations and refugees, as well as the cultural, educational, or social sports.

Representatives of the four winning projects of the notice + LGBT Pride

All the institutional community is very happy for the result Adel and in contributing to a more just and inclusive society. "It's a historic moment in my life and the institution. Have the opportunity to work with the LGBT community + is a source of pride and gratitude. Also the variety of gorgeous designs from all over the country during the Forum Out & Equal Brazil encourages us even more. We have a value proposition to work in 2019 and that will generate opportunities for all can undertake ", emphasizes Aurigele.

"Diversity in Rural Youth Entrepreneurship"

The Project “Diversity in Entrepreneurship Rural youth "will support in 2019, 25 LGBT youth + of rural communities in the municipalities of Pentecost, Apuiarés, Tejuçuoca, Paracuru and São Gonçalo do Amarante, in the semi-arid cearense, so they can identify opportunities to undertake in the territory in which they live.

LGBT youth living in these municipalities + are quite vulnerable to prejudice and pressured to migrate to urban centres. With the project, the Adel seeks foster the development of business enterprises and rural socio-environmental impact, providing LGBT youth + access to knowledge, credit, collaborative networks and technologies.

The project is part of the actions of the Rural young entrepreneur Program (PJER), developed by the institution for nine years. Is the first initiative on behalf of the LGBT community +.

Entrepreneurship and Social Leadership in schools


With the objective of debating the role of youth in the promotion of local development, the Adel takes place next Thursday, 6 of December, at 8:00, the seminar on Entrepreneurship and Social Leadership in schools, in the Auditorium of the EEEP Alan Pine T, at Pentecost.

The event brought an end to the activities of the project young entrepreneurs and Rural Actors in the schools that is part of the portfolio of actions of the Rural young entrepreneur Program (PJER). At The Seminar, It will be discussed how important entrepreneurship and social protagonism in school. The young, even in a context of great vulnerability, When are stimulated and supported are able to carry out positive actions in their lives and the communities in which they live.

Is what is happening with the beneficiaries of this project. At The Seminar, they will present the Projects that they have produced in the workshop of innovation and Environmental Technologies. The micro projects involve several thematic and were drafted with the aim to contribute to the solution of some challenges found in the school environment.

Among the issues that will be worked in schools, the realization of cultural events, improvements in the quality of school meals, bullying at school, environmental education, public inclusion LGBTQ + in the classroom, combating drugs and empathy in school get-together.

All micro projects seek to create a pleasing harmony between students, Faculty and staff. To participate more actively in School, young people and develop as people, will contribute positively to the school community and local development.

The Project

The project young entrepreneurs and Rural Actors in schools was carried out throughout the year with adolescents and young people, in the age group between 15 e 17 years of age, four schools in the State schools: EEM San Sebastian in Apuiarés; EEM Waldemar Alcântara in São Gonçalo do Amarante; MES Etelvina Gomes Bezerra on Pentecost; e, EEFM Edit Alcantara Bike in General Sampaio.

Total, 400 students were benefited by the project and participated in the workshops: Youth and Human Rights; Sustainability and conservation of the Caatinga; Waters and semi-arid Development; Youth and Rural Leadership; Youth and Rural Entrepreneurship and innovation and Environmental Technologies. They also experienced, at the end of the workshops, Educational exchanges and have developed micro projects that will be implemented in the school where they study.

The project is realized by Adel in partnership with UNESCO and Rede Globo, through the Criança Esperança, and the Council for the defense of the rights of children and adolescents of Ceará (CEDC / EC). It has the support of the Secretariat of the State of Ceará Education (Seduce-EC).

Adel expands your acting for Amazon and partnered with the Casa do Rio

Aurigele Alves, Program Director of Adel and Thiago Cavalli , Executive Director of Casa do Rio

With the aim of broadening your social impact and increase the scale of your operation for the benefit of more people and communities in all Brazil, the Adel expands from this semester your acting for Amazon and firm a strategic alliance with the Casa do Rio – institution that operates since 2009 in the municipality of Careiro Castanho.

The Casa do Rio performs various education initiatives, income generation for local sustainable development and biodiversity conservation. It aims to support the transformation of the socioeconomic reality of the forest people, respecting the cultural aspects, technologies and traditional knowledge.

The expansion of the operations of Adel to other regions in Brazil is part of your institutional development strategy. It is believed that Adel's expertise in promoting local development through entrepreneurship and social protagonism is relevant in several other contexts of resilience in the country.

This expansion is already happening by installing Advanced Cores in territories in the Northeast. Ever expanding to other regional contexts of Brazil, occurs by means of strategic alliances with local partner organisations, What are the strategic allies of Adel on this journey of growth.

An important strategic ally of Adel, from this point of view, is the Casa do Rio, in Amazon. The institutional model of Adel is seen by the managers of the Casa do Rio as a reference for your own growth. According To Thiago Cavalli, Executive Director of Casa do Rio, the maturity of an institution goes through if rethink from time and time, review your standards.

"We began the process of institutional strengthening, reviewing and rethinking our strategies, organizing our actions, taking advantage of better opportunities. This has only been possible by the partnerships established with BrazilFoundation and Adel, partners in this process "emphasizes.

Strategic Alliance


The strategic alliance between the two organizations was signed recently. The Adel takes on the commitment to support the institutional development of the House of the river so that the entity can be an advanced point of experimentation and implementation of projects and methodologies developed by Adel in the context of the Amazon.

Amazon brings a very particular socioeconomic reality, but with challenges and opportunities for young entrepreneurs and protagonists similar to picture the Brazilian northeastern semi-arid region experienced – challenges such as migratory pressure, rural exodus, little structured value chains, even in scenarios with various economic potentials and offering avenues for new business creation. Is a high resiliency environment for teenagers, young people and farmers, in which the demands for knowledge, credit, networks and technologies are quite similar, Although they are not the same.

Activities related to strategic alliance started this week, with the visit of the program director of Adel, Aurigele Alves, the headquarters of the Casa do Rio, in Careiro Brown, municipality about 107 kilometers from Manaus, Amazonas. It is a moment of recognition, to learn about the Casa do Rio, their perspectives and strategies, and for the exchange of information and knowledge about both organizations. The first step in the technical support that Adel begins offering the Casa do Rio.

Besides that, Adel and Casa do Rio, together, are already developing and will develop projects and actions together. Programmatic concepts and methodologies generated by Adel on their 11 years of experience will be reapplied by the Casa do Rio, in the communities where it works. The proposal of Adel is advising the House of Rio from the learning acquired as local development agency with operations consolidated in resiliency in Brazil environments.

"We will work with both aspects of programmatic configuration, about it governance, for a Casa do Rio is a stronger Organization and consistent for years to come ", emphasizes Gláucio Gomes, Director of Development Adel.

Adel discloses result of the popular vote of the micro projects of young students


The project young entrepreneurs and Rural Actors in the schools, conducted by the Local economic development agency (Adel) in four public education institutions of the State of Ceará, get to your last step. After participating in workshops that addressed issues such as sustainable coexistence with the semi-arid, local development, rural entrepreneurship, social role, human rights, management of water resources, living with the climate of the region and educational exchanges, were elected the three best Projects from each school, developed at the last workshop of innovation and Environmental Technologies.

Os Microprojetos foram eleitos por votação popular online e serão apresentados no Seminário de Encerramento do Projeto. Os ganhadores participarão também de um novo Intercâmbio Educativo para aprimorar seus conhecimentos adquiridos ao longo das oficinas.

Below is the complete list of winners:


CULTURAL EVENTS AT SCHOOL, whose objective is the realization of interactive cultural events at school, in support of education, promoting interaction between the Manager and the students, giving opportunity to the students to express themselves and encouraging the coexistence policy, by conducting competitions and theme parties. Team: Luiz Frederick Maries, Maria Taís Monteiro Shah, Maria Nataly Ferreira dos Santos, Francisco Cavalcante Orleando Wolf, Frances Ahmed Rocha da Silva.

IMPROVEMENTS IN THE QUALITY OF SCHOOL MEALS, whose goal is to articulate the core Manager to the quality of school meals. Conducting questionnaires and lectures by nutritionists. Team: Davoud Uchoa Chandel, Antonio Jandeyberg of Samanta, Antonio Natalie of Samanta, Amado Batista Rodrigues Nascimento.

COMBATING BULLYING AT SCHOOL, whose goal is to raise the awareness of students of the consequences of bullying and encourage respect for differences, through lectures, wheels of conversations and activities. Team: Frances Jillian Legaspi, Nicolas Gabriel Bastos, Frances Amanda Soares da Silva, Natalia Vazo, Antonia Alice Pires Rodrigues.


FOOD WASTE AT SCHOOL, whose goal is to reduce or do away with the food waste in school, aware students with regard to food waste inside or outside of the school environment. In this way, contribute to the school community and society as a whole, more empathetic, conscious and humane, through lectures and educational talk. Team: Andreina da Silva dos Santos, Esther Marques da Silva, Amon Rosary Mandal, Luciano Ferreira da Silva, Carlos Daniel da Silva Vieira.

INNOVATION OF THE TEACHING METHODOLOGY, whose goal is to increase learning and school performance of the students, seeking to encourage student leadership, decrease the indiscipline in classroom and improvement in school performance. Promoting field lessons, workshops and educational lectures on cross-cutting issues, inclusion of games, music, etc. Team: David Aguilar da Silva, Micho Barroso Lopes, Bianca Ferreira da Silva, Rian Rodrigo Moraes Cruz, Frances Beatrice de Souza Alves. 2755

BULLYING AT SCHOOL, whose goal is to promote respect, empathy, solidarity and tolerance in school environment, creating a nice site, harmonious and conducive to the development and learning, through the school community awareness to the consequences of the practice of bullying, whether at school or outside it. Will be held lectures, workshops and talking with a health professional such as a psychologist and/or social worker, encouraging diverse activities as also creation of a theater group in school. Team: Marcos Nojosa da Silva, Sreedharan Van Horn da Silva, Antonia Mikael Almeida de Sousa, Carlos Rafael Das Chagas.


ACCUMULATION OF GARBAGE AT SCHOOL, whose goal is to leave the school clean, with awareness and school community collaboration through the mobilization and organization of cleaning crews, awareness lectures, recycle bins for selective collection of garbage and awareness posters. Team: Isadora Fletcher, João Pedro da Silva Guimarães, Ruth Abigail Bezerra de Sousa, Ana Paula Holland Birth.

WASTE OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALS, whose goal is to reuse possible resources creatively and interactively and educate students about the importance of recycling. Being held lectures with topics that students and teachers aware reuse recyclables and joint efforts of cleaning the school environments. Team: Francisca Cruz Lindamara, Wanderson de Sousa Ribeiro, Ravin de Fátima Ganta Alves, Luiz Breno Pereira da Silva.

EXCESSIVE HEAT IN THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT, whose goal is to reduce as much as possible, the excessive heat in the school environment, performing planting trees in school, Installing more fans in the rooms and other environments and wheels of conversation to educate students about the importance of school heritage conservation. Team: Lunga Kelly Soares Castro, Brindelhe Teixeira de Almeida, Zahid of Chan.


THE NON-ACCEPTANCE OF LGBTQ PUBLIC AT SCHOOL, whose goal is to promote the acceptance and tolerance to sexual orientation of the LGBTQ group within the school. Raise the awareness of students of the importance of respecting the next; create a school environment of respect and decrease the index of discrimination at school, through lectures motivating, debates within the room, moments of interaction between students, campaign: a month of respect to the next, posters and flyers. Team: Alicia Souza Soares, Bruna Victoria de Oliveira Moraes, Gesis Victory Soares William, Luiz Felipe Flores.

COMBATING DRUGS, whose goal is to help young people who want to get out of the way of drugs, offering interactive activities, and cultural entrepreneurs and raise the awareness of other young people should not live this experience for bringing negative consequences for their lives and their families. Like this, We need to bring professionals to help develop courses at school of handcrafts, chicken coops, graphite, dance, etc. Lectures on drugs and psychological. Team: Amanda Victoria Silva de Araújo, Marcos Leon de Melo Silva, Sayed Olalekan, Crystal Ferreira Oliveira, Thiago Mota Moraes.

LACK OF EMPATHY IN THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT, whose goal is to get empathy in the school environment to achieve a pleasant and peaceful coexistence. Making the School a harmonious environment among students, Faculty and staff, bringing better results, greater respect and mutual help among people. Being conducted debates, Testimonials, lectures and handing out flyers. Team: Ana Maria de Oliveira do Nascimento, João Vitor Barroso da Costa, Francisco da Silva Sanmoel Alcantara, Yara Rodrigues Costa.

Public Schools students participate in Educational Exchange Ceara


The project young entrepreneurs and Rural Actors in the schools, conducted by the Local economic development agency (Adel) in four public education institutions of the State of Ceará, reaches your penultimate stage. After participating in workshops that addressed issues such as sustainable coexistence with the semi-arid, local development, rural entrepreneurship, social role, human rights, management of water resources and living with the climate of the region, students participate in a moment that misrepresents contextualized, interactive and practice the content studied throughout the year: Educational Exchange.

Total, are four exchanges, one for each school attended, carried out with students who participated in the last workshop on innovation and Environmental Technologies. The four days following the same script, a visit to the Botanical State Park of Ceará, located in the municipality of Caucaia (THIS), followed by a moment of leisure and integration of students, teachers and staff of Adel in the SESC of Iparana.

The Park, about 15 km from Fortaleza, was opened in 1998 and represents one of the main symbols of environmental preservation in the State, with an area of 190 acres. The conservation area is home to several native species of flora and fauna in the Northeast region. Has 6 km Ecological trail, where it is possible to visit Orchid nursery, nursery, Garden with medicinal plants, seed bank and meliponário. In all, It has about 185 species of flora and 110 species of wild animals, among birds, mammals and reptiles. The seedling Bank of conservation unit has the capacity to produce 3.000 seedlings per month of native species.


For student Luiz Frederick, school Edit Alcantara Mota, the experience was very positive, an opportunity to deepen their knowledge about the flora and fauna of the region. "What I liked most to know were the plant nurseries and garden that has medicinal plants, and that's just some of the attractions of the botanic park that exceeded my expectations ", highlights.

According to Professor of History, Renato Santos, school teacher Etelvina Gomes Bezerra, the experience of the project is very positive because it implies in the use and development of students ' abilities. “This opportunity to promote exchanges is very important for human and cultural formation of these boys and girls, mostly, would not like having access, If it wasn't provided by projects like this. As a teacher, I'm very happy for each”, highlights.

For the Professor of mathematics at school Edit Alcantara, Galaxy Garcia, the feeling is of extreme gratitude for the contribution that the project has provided students with. "Our students are lacking in initiatives like this, that no doubt was impacting on collective and individual training of each one of them. Take here the thanks in the name of each that makes school Edit Alcantara Mota, the Adel for the opportunity you gave to our students ", emphasizes.


According to project coordinator of Adel, Raquel Ferreira, organize the Exchange was a very rewarding activity. "In addition to learning, It was a moment of interaction and recreation for students, After all they all deserve, for having stood and embraced the project from the beginning. Young people leave happy and excited. Eager and full of expectations for the next activities ", comments.

Have already been carried out exchanges with schools: Edit Alcantara snowmobile General Sampaio, Waldemar Alcantara of São Gonçalo do Amarante and Etelvina Gomes Bezerra de Pentecoste. The next and last will be this Wednesday, 14/11, with the students of the school Are Sebastião de Apuiarés. More than 100 students have participated in the activity, that was also the participation of nine professionals from educational institutions, between teachers and administrators.

The project is part of the portfolio of actions of the Rural young entrepreneur Program (PJER), result of partnerships with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Science and culture) and Rede Globo by Child Hope, e, with the State Council for the Rights of Children and Adolescents Ceará (CEDC / EC). It has the support of the Secretariat of the State of Ceará Education (Seduce-EC).

Workshops on technical and managerial development assist farmers in Rio Grande do Norte

Local producers access knowledge through workshops

Since September, the Economic Development Agency Local (Adel) conducts training workshops with farmers on technical and managerial development of its small farms in Rio Grande do Norte. Participants are beneficiaries of the program EDP renewables Rural – social program organized by EDP renewables in four communities in the municipalities of Bulls and Jandaíra, in Rio Grande do Norte.

The formative stage of the program seeks to expand capacity by individuals, with a focus on educational processes. Through various learning methods, the farmers and farmers have access to new knowledge and the means to combine modern and innovative solutions with their traditional knowledge, in many cases, empirical in nature.

These processes go beyond pedagogical workshops and field days (technical and practical learning). The Adel seeks to provide access to knowledge also by non-traditional means, as the exchange of knowledge and experiences between local actors (Exchange sessions) and sessions and meetings of technical advice, in that, from the interaction between the farmers(is) and specialized professionals, learning is generated.

These activities allow the farmers(is) Learn more about new means of production and management, e, on the strategies of resilience in the field. Every opportunity to interact with new knowledge, whether relating to technical experts or with their peers, is a real possibility to learn something that will be useful and important in the improvement of its production practices, management of rural establishments, in driving the marketing of the products of their agricultural enterprises etc..

In this sense, interaction is the key element in the process of formation. In the specific context of Rural EDP renewables Program, This scope of individual capacities is the small rural property, in that, in General, family farming is practiced.

Applied workshops

Have been carried out in the communities of Serra Verde Lagoon, Tubiba, Zabelê and Cabeço workshops on Associative and Entrepreneurship, Property management, Produção de Galinha Caipira e Comunicação para a comercialização almejando-se a maior assimilação e aplicação do conteúdo no dia a dia das famílias. The workshops enabled participants to understand the contents of playful and cooperative way, stimulating the farmers and farmers to find out your real profile entrepreneur and the associative potential of communities.

Visit to the backyards of small farms during the workshop on creation of free-range chickens, Tubiba community, Bulls (RN)

Maira Zanduzzo, Environmental Manager in EDP renewables highlights the importance of knowing the local reality: "It gets in all the communities and do a study on the type of production that they have, how it works, what generates income, What is the social dynamics, how they are organized. With this, We can do this from a well-established methodology, define which types of social actions we perform and who will be the beneficiaries ".

This moment provided, still, visits to the backyards of two properties. Participants were able to identify the features of creation of free-range chickens for family, observing facilities, health management and feeding of animals. The activity allowed greater interaction between residents, generating exchange of experiences and promoting new learnings and practices.

The farmer José Paulino, owner of one of the gardens visited, stresses the importance of the workshop: "Activity was very interesting, conquered new knowledge in a practical and simple. Understanding the relationship with water, the food, cleaning. Through the tips we can see what you missed and improve ".

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Adel holds workshop on innovation and Environmental Technologies with students of public schools


Through the project young entrepreneurs and Rural Actors in the schools, held in four public education institutions of the State of Ceará, the Adel started last week, Innovation and Environmental Technologies workshop with 50 students from each school. Twenty-five at every turn.

The main objective of the workshop is to provide students with the understanding of what are these technologies and your importance in the process of sustainability and local development. From this learning, young people can open the range of possibilities and apply the knowledge learned in the elaboration of specific projects and can be deployed by themselves, with few resources and so resilient in their schools and/or communities. After discussed the importance of access to and use of Environmental Technologies, the workshop guides the young on how to develop its micro projects.

At the beginning of each workshop young people build a wall of commitment and are divided into cooperative teams, where each has a role: the Coordinator is responsible for articulating their teammates for the tasks; the Organizer is responsible for administering the resources available to carry out the tasks; the writer is responsible for writing down the ideas of group discussions; the Communicator is responsible for being the "spokesman" of the team, representing her in moments of dialogue with other actors involved in the workshop and in moments of presentation and the Stimulator is responsible for motivating the other participants meet with their respective functions.


Adel to the Project Coordinator, Raquel Ferreira, This second stage is a brilliant step. "We managed to achieve 400 young people in various ways. This workshop is a practical activity, the first five workshops we can consider awareness workshops, so this moment becomes the implementation of workshops "highlights.

For the preparation of micro projects, young people participate in four activities: Problems and objectives tree; Elaboration of the SWOT Matrix for situational analysis of the environment; Writing and presentation of the project.

Natália Martins, 16, school student Edit Alcantara snowmobile General Sa shares his impressions about the meeting: "The workshop was very important, because many students have desire to develop a project just no one that encourages. I've had an interest in developing a project and with the Innovation and Environmental Technologies Workshop I could give my ideas, share with my group, make our microproject can go ahead and we can share with our other colleagues and take soon to beyond school ". Natalia and your team seek to develop a project to help combat bullying in the school environment.


Of each class shall be elected three micro projects that have greater prominence, IE, four per school, that will be presented at the seminar of the project closure . Soon we will post more details about the process of choosing. But before that, young people still will participate in exchanges, where will know in practice innovative initiatives and success stories that are being developed in the region.

On the participation in this workshop

The selection of young people for this step happened according to the following criteria: Number of participation in five workshops on first step, answer to question every young, If you have an interest in developing a microproject and the third criterion was the participation, young people who have excelled during the workshops and were identified with actors profile. By crossing these three Project Manager team data managed to reach us 25 of each class.

The first stage comprised five workshops: Sustainability and conservation of the Caatinga; Youth and Rural Leadership; Youth and Rural Entrepreneurship; Youth and Human Rights and water and semi-arid Development. Performed at four schools: EEM San Sebastian in Apuiarés; EEM Waldemar Alcântara in São Gonçalo do Amarante; EEM Etelvina Gomes Bezerra at Pentecost and EEFM Edit Alcantara Mota in General Sampaio. It is part of the portfolio of shares of the Young Rural Entrepreneur Program (PJER), result of partnerships with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and Rede Globo by Child Hope, e, with the State Council for the Rights of Children and Adolescents Ceará (CEDC / EC). It has the support of the Secretariat of the State of Ceará Education (Seduce-EC).

Diagnostic features and potential vulnerabilities of rural communities in the Rio Grande do Norte


Since March 2018, the Economic Development Agency Local (Adel) performs various activities within the framework of the program EDP renewables Rural – social program organized by EDP renewables Brazil in the municipalities of Bulls and Jandaíra, in Rio Grande do Norte.

Rural EDP renewables program is a strategy to enlarge the capacity of farmers and farmers from small farms in rural communities in the semi-arid northeast of Brazil. Do it from the investment in training, in environmental technologies and broadcast consultancy for local actors for the formation of clusters and networks of social protection fortalecimentos.

Among the activities performed so far, highlights the production of a diagnosis about the potentialities and vulnerabilities of four rural communities benefited. The diagnosis included semi-structured interviews with leaders, representatives of public bodies, institutions of civil society and other key actors in rural communities.

Besides the interviews, the Adel held Rural Participatory Diagnosis workshops (DRPs) with the objective of elaborating social cartography of the communities served. The data showed opportunities, potentials and challenges in the context of productive establishments of every family farmer.


Jandaíra Bulls and account for more than 40 inhabitants and rural municipalities are located in the Mato Grande region. Agriculture and animal husbandry on extensive in these municipalities are basically for subsistence. The diagnosis set the productive profile of each farmer(a) and was essential to guide the environmental technologies of coexistence with the semi-arid that will be deployed on the properties of small rural producers in the two municipalities.

In the next step of the project, the Adel will deploy sustainable technologies of coexistence with the semi-arid. At first will be installed: Production Tanks 52 thousand liters; agroecologic production units of native bee honey; of Agroecology and Sustainable Integrated Production Units (PARENTS); reuse of greywater units; creating Chickens Grits units; Honey production units (Apis); e, palm plants with water reuse.

Full of talent, abilities, knowledge and expertise, rural communities where the program is conducted have immense creative potential. "The main objective of the program is to help Rural EDP renewables with neighboring communities to the wind farms of the company and help them develop better capabilities they already have", Emiliana explains Fonseca, EDP Renováveis Brazil's environmental specialist.



On the diagnosis

The diagnosis of strengths and Vulnerabilities for the Rural Development of communities located in the surroundings of EDP's Renewable wind farms in the towns of bulls and Brazil Jandaíra, in the State of Rio Grande do Norte, gathers relevant data to guide the deployment of environmental technologies of sustainable coexistence with the semi-arid in 40 small farms of family farmers benefit from Rural EDP renewables Program.