Young people from São Gonçalo do Amarante celebrate the completion of the Entrepreneurship Course

Last week, in São Gonçalo do Amarante, we held the event of closure and delivery of certificates from the Protagonism and Entrepreneurship course on Business and Socio-Environmental Impact, that integrates the actions of our Rural Young Entrepreneur Program (PJER).

The event took place in the auditorium of the City Hall of São Gonçalo do Amarante. It was an opportunity to present the overall results of the project, bring together partners, benefited and celebrate the completion of this stage. A young entrepreneur, Thais Albuquerque, 29, who resides in the Siupé community, in São Gonçalo do Amarante, spoke of the importance of the Course to the realization of your dreams.

"To participate in this project is to start materializing our dreams, starting our business in our communities. In this training process we had many learnings that gave us security and confidence that we are able to undertake. I have a business focused on the beauty area called Espaço Thais Albuquerque, my goal is to expand it by offering new services", emphasizes Thais.

Young entrepreneur, Thais Albuquerque, during his speech.

In addition to the young beneficiaries and team Adel, the ceremony was attended by family members, local leaders, members of the EDP Pecém team, of the EDP Institute, representatives of the CMDCA of São Gonçalo do Amarante/CE; e, Executive Secretariat of the Social Assistance Councils of São Gonçalo do Amarante/CE.

This class of the Course Protagonism and Business Entrepreneurship and Socio-Environmental Impact, was carried out in partnership with the EDP Institute, with the support of the Municipal Council for the Rights of Children and Adolescents (CMDCA).

The Rural Young Entrepreneur Program (PJER)

The Rural Young Entrepreneur Program (PJER) promotes the development of business enterprises and socio-environmental impact in rural areas, combining the access to knowledge, credit, collaborative networks and technologies, that allows young people to start and improve their initiatives. Entrepreneurial training seeks to assist young people in developing their technical and managerial skills, as well as in the development of business projects that they wish to implement in their communities.

The second stage of the PJER is the access to credit. Young graduates of the course and with the Business Project in hand can access a seed credit line through the Footpaths background, our microcredit strategy.

"We are very happy for the positive results of this first stage of the project. We hope that access to credit will drive the realisation of the ideas developed throughout training. We appreciate the contribution and participation of all those involved so far", highlights Aurigele Alves, Program Director of Adel.

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