The Viver Cidadania program is an initiative by Hydro in partnership with the Municipal Social Assistance Secretariat (SEMAS) of Paragominas (PA). Its focus is to support the qualification of the management and technical teams of SEMAS that work in the various services and fronts of the Social Assistance network.
Viver Cidadania works to expand the repertoire of socio-educational actions in various themes, as well as in-person and distance training of technical teams from CRAS and in the systematization of knowledge in the form of reference publications and preparation of educational notebooks.
“Even with the challenges of the pandemic, it has been possible to support professionals who deal on the front lines with the most vulnerable population affected by this crisis. Last year, we adapted our training methodology and were present online in the various Social Assistance spaces where the program takes place”, says Luana Carvalhosa, senior manager of Sustainability and Social Programs at Hydro.
Viver Cidadania brings Hydro closer to local leaders and populations, characterized by bonds of mutual trust. Furthermore, it is in line with the company's values, as it contributes to territorial development and participation in community life through consistent social actions.
Last Friday (18) a new stage of Viver Cidadania was opened online. It presented the evolution of the Program, the proposals agreed between Hydro and the new management of SEMAS for the year, as well as the topics of training and tutoring planned for the coming months.
Corporate social responsibility
Over the past two years, Hydro has restructured its private social investment strategy, based on a transparent, respectful and equal dialogue with all stakeholders. This strategy is guided by 3 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 4, quality education; SDG 8, decent work and economic growth; and SDG 16, peace, justice and institutions.
In Pará, the scope is in the seven municipalities where the company operates: Barcarena, Abaetetuba, Moju, Acará, Tomé-Açu, Ipixuna do Pará and Paragominas. In March 2021, Hydro released the balance of its performance. In 2020 alone, even in times of pandemic, and in online format, more than 23 thousand people were benefited.