In late 2012, Sr. Frederico, the owner of the Bandeira e Capelli Ceramic factories founded the “A Child’s Dream” project. His objective was to encourage leisure and recreational activities among children from the community and keep them away from street violence. A soccer school was opened in the factories as part of the project.
It is open every day, and promotes education by requiring participants to be enrolled in an educational institution. The school is managed by coach Ronaldo Santos, who says, “spending an afternoon with them is a great pleasure, and knowing that they are safe from street violence here is very rewarding.”
Bandeira e Capelli are two factories located in Alagoas state. All together they have some 220 employees working to produce tiles, bricks and structural ceramic products. Seeking to bring more sustainable practices to the local civil construction industry, the owner Sr. Frederico abandoned common practice and switched from native wood, a non-renewable fuel, to renewable biomass such as bamboo, coconut husks, cashew shavings, sawdust, elephant grass and sustainable timber.
With this pioneering attitude, Sr. Frederico reduced GHG emissions, and entered into the carbon market. This pioneering move onto the international stage triggered a landslide of similar initiatives in the interior of the Brazilian Northeast, which promote sustainable development in the region.
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