Brazil - Pindamonhangaba Salesian Social Center and ABRINQ executive director together to increase social activities

28 February 2023

Pindamonhangaba, Brazil - February 2023 - The Salesian Social Center of Pindamonhangaba, formerly home to the Salesian Aspirantate, in order to expand and promote social projects is looking for new partners. That is why last Feb. 6 it received a visit from Victor Alcântara da Graça, Executive Director of "ABRINQ," a foundation that promotes the defense of the rights and exercise of citizenship of children and adolescents. "The perspective is to implement an educational action based on sports, art, culture, environmental education, and edu-comunication, stimulating the commitment to collaborations that promote the sustainability of new projects," highlighted the center's Director, Fr. Agnaldo Soares Lima, SDB. After the closure of the activities of the Pindamonhangaba training house, the new community of religious, who make up the Social Service team, managed to consolidate and expand the social services of the center, which is now attended by 100 low-income children, in the after-school program, 45 adolescents, in the Sports Center, and 48 young people, in the Pre-University Exam Preparation Course. But according to ABRINQ's Executive Director, the site, which has 79 thousand square meters and is located across from the Serra da Mantiqueira, can allow for multiple activities and further growth. "We will help the Salesians increase the number and, if possible, double it," he concluded. During his visit, Victor Alcântara also got to know the "Jataí Project," founded in 2002, which offers courses and workshops for people in situations of risk and social vulnerability in the "Moreira César" neighborhood, and got to know the projects and activities of the Salesian Cooperators.


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