• Atvos’ Project ‘Elo com Elas’ trains women to work in the sugar-energy sector

    DATE: 03/16/2020

    Published by: Atvos

    Friday, March 6, 25 women received another incentive and support in the professional placement journey. The graduation of the project “Elo com Elas” took place at the Social Assistance Auditorium in Nova Alvorada do Sul (MS), which qualified 25 local women to operate agricultural machinery.

    The course lasted one month and the participants were certified to work in the mechanized harvesting and planting area. During the classes, the participants also learned about entrepreneurship, ethics and citizenship, labor legislation, as well as applied and basic mechanics.

    “The course was very rewarding and will open many doors for me in the job market. I had the opportunity to develop important skills, qualifying for a new phase in my career. It gave me hope for a professional placement. The classes exceeded all my expectations,” says Mayara Carvalho Lopes, 31, one of the students and currently unemployed.

    “With this course, we were able to acquire knowledge about the machines and work operation, qualifying us to be responsible, conscientious, and safe operators. In my case, this can open doors to the job market and financial independence,” says Gisleine Santos Lopes, 22, an agricultural assistant, currently unemployed and trained in this class.

    The “Elo com Elas” is one of the projects chosen by the civil society, government and the company, through the “Energia Social“ program, to receive investments according to the priorities of the community. Since the beginning of the activities in Nova Alvorada do Sul, in 2012, seven projects were implemented and received R$ 3.7 million and benefited 1,500 people.

    “We want to value the region we are present, supporting and contributing to the improvement of the social-economic conditions of the communities. Through the “Elo com Elas” project, we have been able to qualify women to act as agents of change in their lives. This initiative is part of the commitment we made when we adhered to the UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles,” says Mônica Alcântara, responsible for Atvos’ sustainability department.



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