1 CRIATING OPORTUNITIES PROMOTING SUSTENTABLE DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVATING CITIZENSHIP
2 Dear partners, We are very proud to look at the 11 years of existence of GERAR and we are sure that we offer real opportunities for thousands of people. It is really good to look at our institution and realize that by means of the programs we develop it was possible to promote changes in thousands of people's lives of different ages in several parts of the country, through educational actions, economic, environmental, cultural, social and sportive development. Nowadays we have a head office in Curitiba and sub offices in the countryside of Paraná and Santa Catarina, but we have already acted in several cities of Parana, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Bahia, Pernambuco, Acre and Ceará. In all those places we had the privilege of having extremely relevant partners who were concerning about our country's reality changes. We have already had the honor of counting on partners like the Ministry of Social Development and Hunger Fighting (MDS), Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE), Santander Bank, Petrobras, Roberto Marinho Foundation, among others. We are convicted that the success of those actions would not have happened if we worked alone. Each result we achieved over the years only became possible because of our partners. An example of the results we achieved was the acknowledgment of Gerar Methodology of Work and Income Generation, which generated important awards in the third section area. This methodology had fundamental participation of Dr. Zilda Arns who was Oscip Gerar's president of honor for several years. In 2014 the achieved results were excellent. We had 200 direct and indirect contributors. We kept the partnership in the three levels of the Public Power and we gave transparency in the economic results. In 2015 we look for new partners to develop social and environmental projects that promote environmental and sustainability transformations. Improving our actions we will present increasingly excellence and effectiveness. It is possible to learn more on the next pages about Gerar's intervention way on Brazilian environmental issues and how we are changing this reality. - Francisco Reinord Essert - Superintendent - Heloisa Arns - Superintendent
3 Who we are Founded in 2003, GERAR is called an OSCIP in Portuguese which means Non-profit Organization of Civil Society of Public Interest. Our mission is to support sustainable development in all parts of Brazil, grounding actions in three areas: SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL and EDUCATIONAL. The projects are signed as from agreements, partnership and hiring with public and private companies. We have experienced and awarded methodology and we work in an effective way on our country's reality transformation, creating efficient alternatives for our social and environmental issues.
4 GERAR Methodology of Job and Income Generation Focusing not only on fighting against poverty, but creating sustainable conditions of social transformations, GERAR has created a social technology. It is a methodology able to be used in several locations, taking the local potentialities to realize projects of generation of job and income. GERAR methodology (a social technology acknowledged by the Innovation Finep award) has as a basic principle the promotion of enterprising human beings and citizens, enabling people to become able to generate their own livelihood, resulting on sustainable development of each place. Achieved Results: The methodology has already been awarded and it has been used in several Brazilian places. It was incorporated by the Ministry of Social Development (MDS) and trough that partnership it was used in five states of the north and northeast regions of Brazil. It has resulted in 810 enterprises supported with ten thousand people involved. It has also resulted in several actions, like the partnership with Araucaria Development Company (Codar in Portuguese) to promote the communitarian entrepreneurship in the city, among others. Aim audience: Communities which the human index development is below the national average or with necessity of creation of opportunities of job and income. How and why to support? Through the implementation of GERAR Methodology it is possible to promote sustainability of vulnerable regions and in poverty situation. It is also possible to generate social transformation and opportunities from the individual and communitarian entrepreneurship, from the professional qualification and from the income generation. Learn more on:
5 The project selects, qualifies and advises young people in situation of social risk and vulnerability, including the ones who have left the prison and their relatives, promoting their citizen reintegration, giving them qualification for some job in their local area. As a result, the project qualifies professionally and creates new perspectives that enable to keep those young people far away from violence and criminality. The project also focus on encouraging the promotion of the Solidarity Economy with the participants. The project was implemented in the cities of Araucária and Curitiba, in the State of Paraná, with help of the Ministry of labor and employment (MTE) and the Ministry of the Justice. Achieved Results: More than 300 young people became qualified to work professionally in Construction areas, allying civic and ethics education, and being away from activities related to violence, contributing to the construction of a culture of peace. Aim Audience: Young people, from 18 to 29 years old, who live in areas considered vulnerable or dangerous, prioritizing the ones who have already been in jail and their relatives. The implementation of this project in Brazilian cities, mainly those with high levels of violence, will promote the integration of young people coming back to society from the prison, creating professional qualification, insertion in jobs and social inclusion, with positive results for all the society. The courses of qualification are directed to socioeconomic profiles of the city and to the demand for labor in the corresponding places. Learn more on:
6 The project offers vocational courses that qualify young people in an integral way. It has a human approach connected to important values in the work area like ethics, responsibility and honesty, enabling the realization of their life plans. The project works in Araucaria PR with the patronage from Petrobras, through the program Petrobras Development and Citizenship. Achieved Results: -Professional qualification complemented by civic education for the 360 young people in situation of risk and social vulnerability living in Araucária PR. -Articulation with the public power and local private initiative for the insertion of the qualified young people in several jobs. Aim Audience: Young people from 17 to 29 years old who live in socially vulnerable communities or surrounding cities considered industrial places. Offering technique qualification connected to ethical and moral values is to enable real opportunities of success to young people in situation of risk and vulnerability. With that we promote social changes in their lives, in their families and in their communities. Learn more on:
7 The program consists of actions of sportive initiations in the modalities of rowing and basketball, connected to educational activities of psychomotricity, culture and citizenship. It works in the integral development of children and teenagers who live in communities marked for violence and for no access to options of leisure and culture. The activities happen when they are not at school, focusing on involving children in healthy activities that valorize nonviolent culture, non-prejudice and respect. More than just to promote sports practice, it promotes citizenship actions, keeping the participants far away from idleness and criminality. The project has been realized with the patronage from Petrobras and executed in the communities of Audi/União neighborhood, at Uberaba in Cutitiba. Achieved Results: More than 120 children and teenagers involved in sportive practices in a way to develop themselves in all their human, sportive, educational and citizen potential, cultivating and consolidating the values of friendship, cooperation, solidarity, culture of peace with autonomy and happiness, getting away from drugs and criminality. Aim audience: Children and teenagers from 10 to 14 years old who live in communities considered dangerous and socially vulnerable, with low human development levels and high levels of violence. The program can be supported through patronages and adopts as an objective the social inclusion, the integral development and the culture of peace, contributing to the affective, cognitive and social development of the kids and teenagers who live in communities of extremely poverty. Learn more on:
8 Cool Learner is a program who inserts young people to the work system and creates real opportunities to qualify them professionally, also prioritizing their social and human development. It was thought by Roberto Marinho Foundation and it is based on the law number /2000, the law of learning. Oscip Gerar is responsible for the implementation of the Program in the States of Paraná and Santa Catarina. With this project we intend to contribute for the formation of autonomous young people who know how to understand better the world, to make decisions and to intervene in a positive way in the society. We believe that it is a responsibility from the State, from the society, from the family and from the young people to strengthen their self-esteem and their condition of citizens through work. Achieved Results: Since the beginning of the program, in 2011, there are more than 6,000 qualified young people by Gerar. Aim audience: Young people from 14 to 24 years old coursing regular school or the ones who have finished high school. The program can be supported through hiring young people as learners. To join as a partner in Cool Learner Program the company assumes the role of transforming agent, promoting the professional and civic education of the young participants. Learn more on:
9 It is a different trainee program that is beyond the normal levels. It was developed by a partnership between Oscip Gerar and professionals with large experience in the segment of trainee programs and learning. This network is different from an agent of integration mainly because it works in a personalized way with the three steps of the trainee program: The Learning Institution, the Company and the student. In addition to look for job openings, the young student has the opportunity to participate of practices to improve their abilities and skills, but also valorizing the civic education and ethics training, contributing to a better development with the company. Expected Results: To benefit thousands of young students inserting them in the labor market, focusing on the improvement and the complementation of their academic and professional education. Aim Audience: High School Young Students, technical education students and college students who need or want an opportunity of insertion in the work system. The support can be trough the hiring of the trainees who will have real opportunities of practicing what they learned in the Learning Institution, becoming future qualified professionals. Learn more on:
10 Allied to the human development GERAR also works tightly on the implementation of environmental projects, affecting people wherever it goes, giving knowledge and implanting projects of Carbon Offsets, focusing on fighting against de emission of greenhouse effect gases. Among the actions related to GERAR EHCO it is the mobilization of people and communities to the defense of the sustainable environmental values, promoting several activities of environmental awareness. Achieved results: Hundreds of acres have been preserved through environmental actions to avoid the deforestation and to promote the recovery of degraded areas with native species. More than one million of native species were planted, resulting on Carbon Offsets. Aim audience: Companies, city halls, places with environmentally degraded areas or areas with risks. Companies can patronize actions, and be certified with the seal GERAR Ehco when the environmental goals are achieved. They can also hire GERAR to develop environmental projects, contemplating the reduction of greenhouse effects gases. Learn more on:
11 Faxinais are rural traditional communities that set up in the south-center of Paraná and that have an alternative system of production, on which the land is private but the natural resources are collectivized. Gerar's project promotes environmental actions with the population from those lands, multiplying practices of the natural resources preservation. The main focus of the project consists on promoting the awareness for the preservation of water and natural resources through the revitalization of sources and the recovery of the riparian forest in the rivers. Realized with the patronage from Petrobras in the region of the lands in the cities of Quitandinha and Mandirituba, located in the metropolitan region of Curitiba, during 24 months, the project benefits six communities. Expected results: More than 850 people were benefited, 129 acres were restored with native forest and 38 sources were recovered and preserved. Aim Audience: Families who live in traditional communities and environmental preservation areas or in situation of environmental risk. Supporting the implementation of projects of forest restoration it is possible to transform the reality of several traditional communities, promoting their sustainable development, with more community organization, generation of income and preservation of the natural resources. The environmental preservation, mainly of water resources is very important to the maintenance of life in our planet. Learn more on:
12 The project gives a nutritionally efficient feeding and very practical to populations in extreme poverty and social vulnerability. Families who live in regions with high levels of violence, poverty, social conflicts or in regions of natural catastrophes receive nutritive meals through this project that are easy to prepare. The project is realized by GERAR in a partnership with Phoods Industry of Food and it has the commitment to ensuring food and nutritional security to people in situations of calamity. Expected results: Offering food and nutritional security to thousands of people in situation of emergency, disaster or public calamity. Aim Audience: Populations in situation of poverty and extreme shortage. Regions with risks of natural catastrophes. Regions of war. Nowadays thousands of people in the whole world have suffered because of food insecurity. The first step to promote changes and improvement on people's life is the guarantee of a balanced and safe food, which can be done through patronages to projects that offer, among other options, safe food that is easy to prepare. Learn more on:
13 GERAR MASTER The network promotes the generation of work and income to people who are more than 50 years old, realizing or reviewing life plan and work plan of those people, enabling the process of successful, and long-lived, healthy and sustainable aging. Those people are included in the generation network of work and income methodology, which emphasizes the necessary aspects of healthy long-lived promotion, like the good habits of health and life and work plan. The methodology for this audience has the duration of 2 weeks and a half and at the end the participant can opt for 3 possibilities: employability, entrepreneurship and volunteering. Expected Results: Getting hundreds of people who are more than 50 years old back to labor market, promoting the entrepreneurship or the performance as volunteers in several institutions, promoting independence and physical and mental health to the participants. Aim audience: Men and women who are more than 50 years old, with interest on getting back to their jobs, developing their own business or volunteering work. The support or patronage can be done through programs directed to people over than 50 years old promoting human appreciation and social transformation, healthy aging, employability and generation of income for the participants and their family. Learn more on:
14 We are waiting for you Gerar is opened to you to know better its projects, structure, team and realizations, and mainly, to develop new projects in partnership that make the difference in our society, promoting sustainability, citizenship and better conditions of life. We are waiting for you. Thank you. Gerar team.
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