Communities of Pernambuco benefit from cisterns and learn to treat water through the sun

Families in the municipalities of Caetés, C., New, Capoeiras and Venturosa, in Pernambuco, need to move about five hundred to two thousand meters away to have access to a basic item, essential to human life: the water. When they can't do this collection, even with the situation of vulnerability they face, the option is to pay for gallons of up to 12 thousand liters transported by water tankers, because those distributed by the government cannot meet all the needs.

This problem does not only affect the municipalities of Pernambuco. According to information from Agência Brasil, the country faces the worst water crisis on record in recent years 91 years, osame by several factors, such as the unpredictability of rainfall and the absence of water collection and storage technologies. The Echosocial programme – Winds Transforming, developed by Echoenergia, with the support of the National Development Bank, BNDES, tries to change the reality of residents staying in the vicinity of echoenergia's wind farm, with the construction of 126 plate tanks in the territory and installation of the Aqualuz – technology aimed at purifying water for human consumption. So far, 70 devices have been installed in the tanks.

The Aqualuz is a technology of the northeastern startup SDW, which has already been awarded and recognized even by the UN. All work is performed by the Local Economic Development Agency, Adel. "The cisterns will benefit a total of thirteen communities. With the action, we will universalize access to drinking water to all low-income families in the surrounding countryside; a fairly extensive territory, but that it still had no water reservoir", explains the Adel's New Business Director, Wagner Gomes.

Drinking water through the sun

The world's first equipment focused on potabilize the water from cisterns through the sun, Aqualuz is a simple and easy-to-handle technology. The Adel, as the executing entity of the program, brought the SDW to work together with the families to disinfect the water from the cisterns.

Water potabilization is carried out in the storage phase, after filtration, where water is exposed to the sun. At this stage, solar radiation and high temperature act in such a way as to disable the DNA of pathogens present in water, making it drinkable. The technology used acts in order to eliminate the microorganisms present in, not being able to treat waters with chemical contamination.

Cistern with Aqualuz device installed

Aqualuz is a device developed specifically for the context of the semi-arid northeastern in order to apply the methodology of the SODIS (acronym for Solar Water Purification) considering cultural and socioeconomic aspects of the local population. It is constituted by a stainless steel reservoir 304 with d’water 5 Inches, glass cover coupled to a physical filter to reduce turbidity, which can be exchanged for various materials present in the day to day of the family as, for example, pieces of cotton cloth. Its operation is very simple, user installs filter on cistern pump, pump water, that goes to the main reservoir and is stowed in direct exposure to the sun until the thermally sensitive indicator changes color and the user can remove the water.

Edson Costa, farmer benefited from a cistern and an Aqualuz

Five young people from the beneficiary municipalities have already received a training workshop to understand how the deployment of social technologies aimed at capturing, storage, management and treatment of water resources. "I was impressed, because who could imagine that water could be treated naturally, with one thing that we have so much: the sun?", reports farmer Edson Costa, of 24 years. He participated in the workshop and benefited from a cistern and an Aqualuz near his residence.

Adel Announces Youth Projects focused on Agenda 2030 and opens popular vote

Adel announced, Today, the seven (7) initiatives drawn up by the beneficiaries of the Young Entrepreneurs and Rural Protagonists Project, held in Parazinho and São Miguel do Gostoso, both municipalities of Rio Grande do Norte, in partnership with the Elera Renewables.

The projects developed by local youth prioritize the Agenda 2030 – the Sustainable Development Goals (Ods) and were built during the Laboratory for the Creation of Local Initiatives, held last month in the state of. In this issue, the projects open for popular voting are the young people of the communities Antônio Conselheiro and Tábua, in São Miguel do Gostoso/RN.

The initiatives aim to highlight the importance of sustainable actions for local development. Among the projects are proposals on selective garbage collection, community garden and canteen, encouraging sport, entrepreneurship and local crafts. The SDDs that are related to project actions are: Ods 1 – Poverty eradication; Ods 2 – Zero hunger and sustainable agriculture; Ods 4 - Quality education; Ods 6 – Drinking water and sanitation and SDCs 10 – Reducing inequalities.

Second Aurigele Alves, Program Director of Adel, sustainable development goals form the guiding line and are present in the conceptual framework of the Young Entrepreneurs and Rural Protagonists Project. A Agenda 2030 is a very impactful platform with potential to be leveraged to engage strategic actors in development processes at the local level.

"The Project proposes that students, teachers and community leaders who are inserted in the context of the semi-arid region of northeastern Brazil think, learn and take up strategies from the Sustainable Development Goals (Ods), through the leading role manifested in initiatives such as those of the projects developed by young people throughout the training", highlights Aurigele.

You can check more information about the projects and vote on your preferred initiative until 22/10. The winning project will receive a credit in the amount of R$3,500 to implement the idea.

Access and vote: https://forms.gle/SCXJGxJy93ESNM9T8

PJER youth participate in the Motirô Incubation for Social Impact Business

 

Three young entrepreneurs who are members of the Rural Young Entrepreneur Program (PJER) by Adel: Sabrina Santos, 26, Vila Bezerra community, St. Louis of Curu/EC; Jessica Range, 27, Community Nucleus A Serrota, Pentecost/EC; e, Rayssa Duarte, 30, Boca da Picada community, São Gonçalo do Amarante/CE, were selected to participate in the Mutirô Incubation scheduled to close this week.

A Motirô Incubation for Social Impact Business began in June of this year and allowed participants access to knowledge and tools to structure your social impact business. Total, 20 young entrepreneurs from urban and rural peripheries of the Northeast region were selected.

Beyond the learning trail, composed of a training of 06 modules to deepen knowledge, clarify doubts and build tools to structure the business, the selected ones become part of a community that supports and brings potential investors closer to.

Incubation is an initiative of Motirô, do Impacts Northeast and the Verda, in partnership with the ANIP and the AfroImpact. It has the support of Adel, along with the Sabin Institute and dozens of people.

Sertão Flower

The venture of young Sabrina Santos, named Flor do Sertão, since the beginning of the Motirô Incubation undergoes a remodeling. Além da floricultura que produz jarros rústicos de cactos e suculentas ornamentais, Sabrina went on to develop a social project that aims to offer social and environmental workshops with the aim of arousing the interest of rural youth from São Luís do Curu to remain in their communities. She has hope and believes in a developed semi-arid, where young people can remain productive in the territories that were born and raised.

"When I participated in the formation of the PJER, i learned to have a vision of how to undertake and see opportunities, now through the Motirô Incubation I'm adding ideas with other businesses, relearning to undertake, to get out of the comfort zone and visualize even further. The experience is rewarding, even more so when you have cooperation in the classes, the shares of several other entrepreneurs are too. We at Flor do Sertão are working in a new niche, which brings new challenges and this connection is crucial in the experiences we are building", reinforces Sabrina.

ADDS – Agroecological Advice

The venture of the young Jessica Gama focuses on sustainable agriculture and her dream of staying in rural areas with quality of life and income. The Agronomist, in addition to assisting uncle, Mr. Francis Gama, 50, in the cultivation of vegetables and fruits on the family property, works by providing technical assistance services in sustainable agriculture (consulting and advice) for farmers and businesses.

Jessica is creating AGREGA – Agroecological advice focused on the female public working with agroecological productions in Family Agriculture. I'm very excited about this new professional phase. In addition to a specialization in Sustainable Agricultural Systems at the Seminar, I'm developing an advisory project, AGREGA – Agroecological Advice, a new private project that is now coming out of the paper through my participation in the Motirô Incubation", celebrates Jessica.

Caroá Cooperative

For the young Rayssa Duarte, member of the Caroá Cooperative, responsible for the area of communication, assembly and manufacture of delivery baskets of Cooperativa Caroá, a participation in the Motirô Incubation, will help in the remodeling of the physical fair of the post-pandemic Cooperative.

On behest Covid-19, the young people of The Caroá Cooperative started the Caroá Fair at Home, a solidary and safer strategy to serve customers who attended the Caroá Face-to-Face Fair in Praça das Flores in Fortaleza. "It is very enriching to know several other northeastern enterprises, mostly led by black women, supporting urban social movements in the periphery and in return we young farmers in the countryside with other social challenges, but that meet because we live the same provocations: undertake in a situation of constant resilience. I was very grateful to be selected and think of ways to leverage my venture with social impact".

Rayssa leads together with twenty young people from ceará the activities of the Caroá Cooperative, whose main marketing channel today, are delivery deliveries, the Caroá Fair at Home. In addition to promoting female protagonism and strengthening family farming, the strategy generates income and allows the consumer access to a safe food with a fair price.

Sabrina, Jessica and Raysa Are social protagonists of the territory that impact other young people, through their actions, spreading the colors of the backiny world out. On the last day of the learning trail, they shared their updated projects. They are leaving this journey with more knowledge about the business management process, with many contacts and good friendships.

Adel hires Specialists in Dairy Cattle

A Local Economic Development Agency (Adel), that operates throughout the Northeast, invests in hiring new employees. We are with two vacancies open for immediate hiring of professionals with an interest in working in the strengthening of the dairy cattle production chain, boost productivity and sustainable local development in the territories of Sobral and Baixo Jaguaribe in Ceará.

Vacancies for Specialists in Dairy Cattle have a workload of 40h/Weekly, CLT link, with compensatory regime by means of bank hours. Salary is compatible with the function.

Desired requirements/profile

  • Specialty in Dairy Cattle;
  • Experience in implementation of dairy cattle projects and coexistence with the semi-arid;
  • Experience in technical assistance / rural extension with dairy farmers from rural communities in Ceará;
  • Knowledge in Projects and Public Policies of sustainable and economic development; Knowledge in the production chain of dairy cattle at the state level;
  • Familiarity with cultural and social aspects of the sertanejo people (population of the territories);
  • Knowledge about legislation governing milk production activity, as well as in associations and cooperatives at the federal and state level;
  • Ability to write reports and technical documents;
  • Dynamism and sensitivity for the formation of community groups with participatory and popular methodologies;
  • Basic computer knowledge, with preference in Microsoft Office in Windows environment; Have CNH category AB;
  • Availability for field trips;
  • Write well and express yourself well in public.

Main activities

  • Planning realization, implementation and implementation of activities and visits to the rural properties of cattle growers benefited;
  • Realization and application in the field of rural socio-environmental diagnosis and monitoring of projects; Mobilization, awareness raising and training of cattle growers benefited by Adel; Articulate meetings and events with local communities and partners;
  • Technical monitoring of cattle growers benefited by Adel;
  • Field days, advisory services and preparation of property business plan;
  • Monitor the implementation of reference units of dairy cattle in the territories of sobral and low Jaguaribe;
  • Monitor the implementation and development of projects with rural communities benefited by Adel;
  • Write and/or consolidate technical reports that contribute to the implementation of projects.
  • Monitoring of communities and execution of other activities relevant to the routine of the field and office;
  • Perform other activities related to the function.

Benefits

Health Plan (50%), Dental Plan; Life Insurance and Transportation and Lodging Aid in the territories of Sobral and Baixo Jaguaribe in Ceará.

Workplace

Sobral and Baixo Jaguaribe in Ceará.

How to apply

Interested parties should send the CV with wage claim until 12/10 to adel@adel.org.br with the subject: Dairy Cattle Specialist.

Adel resumes face-to-face activities of the PJER in RN

In early September, Adel resumed the face-to-face activities of The Projeto Young Entrepreneurs and Rural Protagonists. The initiative, which is part of the scope of action of the Rural Young Entrepreneur Program (PJER), would be executed in the State High Schools Senator Jessé Pinto Freire, In Parazinho, and Olimpia Teixeira, In São Miguel do Gostoso, both municipalities of Rio Grande do Norte.

With the global health crisis, caused by covid-19, there was a strategic repositioning and the Project began to be carried out directly in the rural communities with a higher incidence of students or that concentrate significant numbers of adolescents and young people.

In the days 2 e 3 september two workshops were held in Antônio Conselheiro and Tábua, rural communities of the municipality of São Miguel do Gostoso/RN. More than 20 young people participated in training meetings, following all health and safety protocols in the face of the pandemic context.

The topics worked on were Culture of Peace and Cooperation, in order to strengthen the human rights debate; e, Laboratory for the Creation of Local Initiatives, highlighting social technologies and their importance in the process of sustainability and local development. Groups of young people who complete their training in São Miguel do Gostoso, will soon present their projects and participate in an award to evaluate and recognize the best micro initiatives that dissemine and strengthen Sustainable Development Goals (Ods), in their local communities.

For Jussara Barbosa, 23, benefited in the Antônio Conselheiro community, access to new knowledge is gratifying. "For us in the countryside, opportunities for study are few because of the economic difficulty and displacement of, I am grateful to be part of this great project that has improved our knowledge and given us the opportunity to grow", Celebrates.

Young people benefited by the Young Entrepreneurs and Rural Protagonists Project in Rio Grande do Norte

About the project

Before the first cases of Covid-19 in Brazil, in February 2020 formative meetings were held with the teachers of the two schools that would benefit. The Workshop Pedagogical Approach to Cooperative Learning the participation of the faculty of the two institutions, who was invited to participate in the Project and analyze possibilities and potentialities of, discuss and propose strategies, solutions and practices for introducing an education contextualized in the pedagogical plans and projects of their schools.

Still in 2020, following the recommendations and health and safety protocols of that period, already in the rural communities Antônio Conselheiro and Tábua, meetings were held with young people benefiting from. The topics worked on were Social role, Local Development e Basic Entrepreneurship.

Through the Project, the expectation is enhance the vocations of these adolescents and young people, to be protagonists in their communities and contribute to local development through the entrepreneurship, allied to topics such as respect for diversity, human rights, promote an environment of peace and sustainability in the relations with the environment.

"In the midst of all this context that we are living, encouraging young people to be change within their community is very rewarding. It's been a challenge, because there was a distancing from the classrooms and the difficulty redoubles in bringing this young man to participate in the formations, but still, we have a significant number of participating and showing interest in the Project", points out Fábia Oliveira, Adel Project Assistant.

The Young Entrepreneurs and Rural Protagonists Project was selected in the 11º Socio-environmental notice brookfield Renewable Energy, currently Elera Renewables.

Adel and EDP open registration for PJER LGBTQIAP+ Opportunities

Registration is open for another class of the Rural Young Entrepreneur Program (PJER) with a focus on promoting diversity. LGBTQIAP+ young people aged between 18 e 32 years, who have completed high school and reside in Caucaia, Fortress or São Gonçalo do Amarante/CE. Registration is free and is available at this link: https://forms.gle/cFJSEW5Xgf9YnsbCA.

Twenty (20) people will be selected for the PJER LGBTQIAP+ Opportunities. The initiative is supported by the Edp, administrator of the UTE Pecém. The socioproductive inclusion of these young people is a critical point today in rural areas and entrepreneurship is an alternative for them to have autonomy and to play protagonist roles in their own stories and their communities.

The training includes a course with workload of 40 credit/hours, accomplished totally at a distance, with synchronous moments, This is, all together in a virtual room and asynchronous activities, where participants can deepen their knowledge through complementary content in different formats.

Composed of three modules: (1) My world; (2) The world in society and (3) The world out there, the course will work from self-knowledge, identity building, citizenship, lgbtqiap+ population rights, to strategies of protagonism and entrepreneurship of business and social impact.

About the project

Since 2018, a Adel has been acting to promote socio-productive inclusion of LGBTQIAP+ youth, as it approaches the reality of this population, mainly from rural youth. Adel recognizes that the challenges of LGBTQIAP+ youth go beyond the scope of work and income.

It is necessary to train a generation of LGBTQIAP+ young people who are community leaders able to build a ethics of diversity, social inclusion, cultural and economic. The young people of the LGBTQIAP+ population formed by the Program already work in various spaces of governance in the territory, positively influencing local agendas.

Adel hires Administrative Assistant

A Adel works to promote the sustainable development of rural areas through entrepreneurship and the protagonism of young people, farmers and farmers. Professional search with an interest in personal development and affinity with the values and mission of the organization. The contracted person will exercise a support function in the day-to-day of the institutional administration and the operation of the management office in Fortaleza, with the possibility of occasional trips to other cities in the Northeast.

The contracted professional will provide full support and service to the various audiences of the organization, as well as support for the management of structures, equipment and the operation of workspaces on a day-to-day.

The vacancy of Administrative Assistant has indefinite time, with a workload of 40h/weekly, preferably monday to friday, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. CLT Link, with compensatory regime by means of bank hours.

Desired requirements/profile

High school completed and solid previous experience in the role of administrative assistant, with basic level of computer skills (Microsoft Office package and production software, editing and diagramming texts, Spreadsheets, presentations and documents in general). Availability for travel to other municipalities in the region and other states.

Own ing a National Driver's License (Cnh), category B.

Main tasks

Attendance to the public in person, by phone or email. Preparation and filling of spreadsheets; posting data to spreadsheets and systems; control of sending and receiving messages and documents. Preparation of technical reports, operational and administrative; archiving of documents; support in organization and management of structures, equipment and the operation of workspaces on a day-to-day. Logistical and operational support, warehouse management. Support to the commercial area, administrative and financial and other activities inherent in the position of.

The vacancy is CLT with all contractual benefits

Market-compatible salary; transportation voucher; food voucher; life insurance; health plan (50%); dental plan with reduced tariff.

Workplace

Office of Institutional Management in Fortaleza/CE.

How to apply

Interested parties should send the CV with wage claim already in the curriculum file itself, up until 20/09/21, To oportunidades@adel.org.br with the subject: Administrative Assistant.

Adel and lina galvani institute begin Protagonism and Digital Culture Course

Last week, a Adel (Local Economic Development Agency) and the Lina Galvani Institute (ILG) started the activities of the Juventude.com. Following all health and safety protocols, the opening of the Protagonism and Digital Culture Course, in the House of Dialogue, the home of the Angico dos Dias Social Network Association, In Campo Alegre de Lourdes, in Bahia.

In addition to the 25 selected local youth, the present Executive Director of Adel, Adriano Batista, the Organization's Program Director, Aurigele Alves; Ricardo Mastroti, ILG Executive Director, Mark Kings, Social Responsibility Supervisor ILG and Jennifer France, ILG Social Responsibility Analyst.

Young people received kits with shirts, Notebooks, pens and the book Todxs Can Undertake, published by Adel and which presents the first steps towards an entrepreneurial journey, which will also serve as an instrument of study during the. They also participated in formative moments about Citizenship, Protagonism and Leadership and, on Community, Youth and Life Project.

"We see that through the Course, these young people will be able to identify potentialities in the territory for their performance as social protagonists. It's very important generate opportunities capacity-building for youth. Thinking about conditions that connect, engage and encourage young people to lead diverse stories in the community, it is an honor to be part of this process", highlights Aurigele Alves.

Aurigele Alves, Program Director Adel, ministering workshop for young beneficiaries.

To Mark Kings, ILG Social Responsibility Supervisor, it was exciting and quite satisfying to participate in a face-to-face moment with the team and the young. "ILG was very happy with the start of the Juventude.com. It was exciting to see the Community House, space of social coexistence, taken by 25 young people very interested in learning. The Juventude.com, which aims to create youth protagonism and digital culture in the village of Angico dos Dias, is a milestone for both the ILG and this community. We want to bring young people more prospects for the future and encourage these young people in the search for more knowledge, so they have more choices", highlights Marcos.

According to the Supervisor, Adel did an amazing job, using a methodology that always seeks to encourage young people to be protagonists of change who they wish to do in their own lives and in their communities. "It was beautiful to see young people interested in training, actively participating in the discussions, thinking about life projects, drawing and helping to think about the problems and solutions for the community".

About the project

The project Juventude.com seeks to contribute to the Role and the entrepreneurship rural youth in Angico dos Dias, uniting the existing potential in the territory with the new Information and Communication Technologies (ict) and other digital solutions, to generate social transformations, positive economic and cultural developments in the community in the coming years.

To Dorinha Oliveira, 19, the experience has already been rewarding. "The content is very well explained, the work is being well developed, not to mention that there are people overcoming shyness", Celebrates. In addition to training, the project foresees the implementation in the community of an Integrated Center for Access to Information and Communication Technology, to ensure access for young people and the whole community to new digital connection technologies.

Adel and Echoenergia hold workshop on Social Protagonism and Entrepreneurship with young people in Pernambuco

In the last month, a Adel in partnership with the Echoenergy, held the Workshop Social Protagonism and Entrepreneurship, which had the participation of 38 young people from grota communities, Grotto, Juremal and Pontais, in Venturosa/PE. The workshop integrates the Echosocial Program: Winds Transforming, Echoenergia's initiative, carried out with the support of the BNDES and executed by Adel's New Business area.

The workshop's proposal was expand the technical and managerial capacities of young people, to understand their contexts and environments of action. Like this, they will be able to identify opportunities and potentialities for the creation of business projects and/or socio-environmental impact in their communities. Protagonism and entrepreneurship can be choices in your life projects, alternative and possible ways to become agents of positive transformations.

The workshop took place via web conference and had the support of local groups and the Manoel Alves de Araújo Municipal School. To Maria Karolina, 23, the moment was gratifying. "We thank Adel and Echoenergia for the opportunity and we want to say that we are always on hand for more projects here in the community, is a way of we further improve our knowledge“, strengthens. The young woman, on the other, Andressa Victoria, 17, believes that projects that encourage education are crucial to the community development.

Screenshot during online meeting.

This was a del and Echoenergia's first action with the young people of Venturosa. It is essential to build with young people the knowledge and skills that respect local knowledge and culture, in order to promote the democratization of opportunities and the construction of possibilities for coexistence with the Semi-arid.

About echosocial wind that transform

The focus of the Echosocial Wind squee-in program is to contribute to the local development of the territories surrounding the company's wind complexes, generating social impacts, Economic, environmental and educational positive. Its premise is the concept of human development, understood as the expansion of freedoms by people, families and communities, through the acquisition of capabilities by these social actors.

LGBTQIA+ Youth Complete Entrepreneurship Course

A Adel (Local Economic Development Agency) held last Tuesday, day 10, the closing event of the formative stage do Project "Diversity and Rural Development: LGBTQ+ Youth Protagonists in the Semiarid of Ceará", supported by the Itaú e More Diversity. The event marks the completion of the Entrepreneurship course and Social Protagonism, including the delivery of certificates to the young beneficiaries.

Near 20 young people from the municipalities of Apuiarés, Paracuru, Pentecost, São Luís do Curu and Tejuçuoca have completed the formative stage and will be able to access the other components of the Rural Young Entrepreneur Program (PJER), Consisting of the alliance between four (4) Axes: access to knowledge, oriented credit, strengthening organizational support and access to information and communication technologies.

Young people benefited by adel project and collaborators

Following health and safety protocols, the event took place in two locations, at the Social Assistance Reference Center (CRAS) apuiarés/CE and at the Buffet H Parties and Events, in São Luís do Curu/CE. Both occasions had the participation of the Adel team, beneficiaries and local leaders.

To Rafaella Alves, LGBTQIA+ youth and representative of the Secretariat of Labor and Social Development of Apuiarés, projects like this are of utmost importance to help the LGBTQIA+ population of the Semi-arid. "To see partnerships like this one from Itaú, More Diversity and Adel, drives us to believe in better days, because it promote opportunities for this population, stigmatized and marginalized, fills me with pride and hope for a better future for you. What an honor to have followed closely the development of these young entrepreneurs in my city and region", Celebrates.

Rafaella Alves, LGBTQIA+ youth and representative of the Secretariat of Labor and Social Development of Apuiarés

This is the second edition of the Project, that integrates the actions of the Young Rural Entrepreneur Program (PJER), by Adel. The initiative sought LGBTQIA+ youth with a history of participation and engagement in social movements, community activities and/or socio-environmental impact projects.

In addition to Itaú's financial support and More Diversity, this class has as articulating partners the Secretariat of Labor and Social Development of Apuiarés/CE and the Community Association Educational and Agricultural Culture Curu Valley in São Luís do Curu/CE.

Formative Stage

In June, following all health and safety recommendations in the face of the pandemic context, Adel started the training of selected young people, alternating moments face-to-face and distance. Theyoung people were distributed in two classes, one at the apuiarés/EC and the other at the são Luís do Curu/CE.

Participants received guidance throughout the process, facilitating activities that should be carried out individually and at home. Face-to-face meetings were held in airy places, with structures that ensured the distance necessary to maintain the safety of all persons involved in the. The complementary activities were made available through virtual meetings, online tutorials, calls and video calls.

Young people benefited by the project

At this stage, young people learned about Local Development; entrepreneurship; Communication and Marketing; Financial Education, among other themes essential to the promotion of entrepreneurship, whether business or social and environmental measures. They also received, the support needed to develop their Business Projects, that were presented at the end of the course.

Another activity of the formative stage performed was the online focal encounters. In these meetings other young people of the PJER who are undertaking and reinventing themselves in the territory shared their experiences. Were (4) meetings that addressed topics such as Resilience, entrepreneurship and the importance of communication for enterprises.

To Alan Mendes, 18, benefited by the project, the feeling is of pure gratitude. "Gratitude Adel, More Diversity, Itaú and all that make up this project, for the unique and inclusive opportunity which was the PJER Diversity. Especially grateful to our tutors who have given their utmost to know our world, our singularities, our dreams. As challenging as the role of teaching was, they have always been patient in the face of our difficulties. Being LGBTQIA+ is, in fact, a constant struggle against prejudice, but we remain firm with the support of initiatives like this", strengthens.

Alan Mendes, young people benefited from the project and Aurigele Alves, Program Director of Adel

About the project

The Project "Diversity and Rural Development: LGBTQ+ Youth Protagonists in the Semiarid of Ceará" aims to train and advise young people to create and start the development of their business projects and/or social impact in their communities.

The main objective is to promote socio-productive inclusion of LGBTQIA+ youth from the expansion of their capabilities, the use of its Resilience, of their potentialities and vocations. These young people are, Also, oriented and assisted to integrate territorial networks and to initiate a process of training as local leaders and protagonists. In addition to being agents of structural transformations in the culture of entrepreneurship and diversity in the.