With the support of the carbon Project, Edson associate director of Menegalli, is investigating several possibilities to stimulate social change within the region.
The ceramic funds a private school that teaches local children and teenagers. The creation of the school was a hearted affair of local educator, Maria de Lourdes, who is trying to provide high quality education to the community.
Her search for support and sponsors caught Edson’s attention, who did not hesitate to provide a considerable amount of financial support to the new found school.
Today the school teaches 106 students from pre-school to elementary level, including the sons and daughters from the ceramic’s employees. Despite its limited resources the school has become a vital stimulant of social change within São Miguel do Guama.
Cerâmica Menegalli is a medium-sized ceramic factory in situated in the heart of the eastern Amazon region, in São Miguel do Guamá, Pará – Brazil.
The factory produces several types of products for the local construction industry. In July of 2007, the Menegalli stopped using native, Amazonian timber as fuel for its kilns and started using renewable biomass instead.
The choice to switch to a more sustainable production process has contributed to both a reduced negative impact on the Amazon Rainforest as well as allowed for an investment in environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives.
Though investments are still made in the factory using the revenues from the credits, nowadays Edson, the entrepreneur at Menegalli, is much more concerned with making investments in his community.Download PDF
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