This Friday (20), Renault Institute has officially opened the new headquarters of AMARB (Borda do Campo and Roseira Neighborhood Association), which has been completely revamped and expanded. The nonprofit is aimed at capacity building and income generation activities to support community development. The charity also advocates for the rights and interests of local citizens.
With 235 m2, the new headquarters include a complete professional kitchen channeled into vocational training offered to the women living in the Borda do Campo community. The newly opened premises also feature a room equipped with computers and two sewing machines that will be used during workshops, vocational training and other courses, while a rentable events venue will contribute to income generation.
The investment decision has been taken from analysis of the Social Map of Borda do Campo, a report drawn by Renault Institute in 2018 with the purpose of identifying the community’s level of development, in addition to its needs, public services available, trends and opportunities.
“In 2018, Renault listened to our needs and now this has become a dream come true for the AMARB’s new headquarters. Here we will organize initiatives and vocational training to support our community development”, says Beatriz Fontana, president at AMARB.
“We are convinced that the journey towards transforming people’s lives and the society in which they live is about creating new opportunities. We strive to do so by working in collaboration with the community, listening to their actual needs and ambitions. This is why the official opening of their new headquarters is so important to us”, says Caique Ferreira, vice-president at Renault Institute and Communications director at Renault Brazil.
The initiative is part of Renault Institute’s Inclusion pillar, by means of which Renault Institute promotes social development through planned actions placing high priority on projects that favor people and community improvement.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Irapuan Cortes, Commissioner of the São José dos Pinhais City Department of Labor, Employment and Solidarity Economy, who represented Mayor Toninho Fenelon, as well as First Lady Luciana Saito Massa of the State of Paraná.
“AMARB has a leading role in the Borda do Campo community and the city of São José dos Pinhais. Without a doubt, the new headquarters will offer further vocational training and income generation opportunities, as well as new perspectives for the future of our citizens”, said Irapuan Cortes, São José dos Pinhais City Commissioner of Labor, Employment and Solidarity Economy.
“I am so happy to see such a transforming initiative taking shape. It is key to transform the community, the city and the state, so private investments in social infrastructure have a large reach. Renault has always worked in collaboration with the State of Paraná, which allows us to maximize our efforts and increasingly reach more people”, said Luciana Saito Massa, First Lady of the State of Paraná.
The Borda do Campo and Roseira Neighborhood Association was established on July 7, 2015, with the purpose of contributing to the social development of the local community.
In operation for more than five years now, AMARB has already implemented initiatives with a focus on inclusion of vulnerable groups: