Sao Paulo, October 30, 2014 – With the success of the first language laboratory installed at the Federal University of Sao Carlos (UFSCar in Portuguese) – which has benefited over 2,800 students since last March –, Mais Unidos Group announced that, by 2015, it will equip four additional laboratories at the federal universities of Brasília, Pará, Pelotas and Pernambuco. That effort is part of a partnership between the Group – formed by the U.S. Government and American companies with operations in Brazil – with the Brazilian Ministry of Education, under its English without Borders Program. The universities contribute with the physical space and a specialized team of educators. Mais Unidos furnishes the equipment utilized for the enhancement of student’s language skills and preparation for proficiency exams.
At last Nov. 10, with live broadcast by SBT and the presence of the characters Pascoal and Pascoalete, brand Lacta, of Mondel?z Brazil, made ??the donation of a R$ 250 thousand check on Teleton, an annual event to collect resources for children of AACD.
In seven years of partnership, approximately $ 1.5 million were donated in funds reversed in equipment and improvements made on the premises of an entity that serves thousands of children and adolescents with disabilities. This is the current balance of the initiative that unites, since 2005, Easter Lacta and AACD (Association for Support of Children with Disabilities).
Continued without interruption throughout this period, the action involves the production of eggs and chocolate bunnies of Pascoal with the seal of the AACD. With this initiative, the company has enhanced its potential social benefits to the entity that makes the difference in the segment.
This year’s donation from Mondel?z Brasil will allow the AACD to purchase equipment to conduct video surgeries. According to Renata Del Claro, marketing manager from Easter Lacta, “next year we will keep the partnership ensuring the presence of the egg Pascoal in the market, giving the same value to the organization and delivering 10 000 eggs to the children of AACD throughout Brazil. “
The social responsibility area of HP, called Social Innovation, focuses its work on projects that stimulate economic development and sustainable society by giving people new ways to be more creative, productive and successful through the power of information technology . And one of these programs is the Social Innovation Relay, an international competition organized in partnership with Junior Achievement institution.
The program aims to develop in young people new business skills and entrepreneurship. HP employees devote four hours per month to the training of these young people, showing them the role in real life as future entrepreneurs.
In the first phase of the program, young people aged 15 to 18 years in public schools across the country participate in lectures given by employees of the company about innovation. Students who are interested form groups and, under the guidance of volunteers, show an idea of ??social innovation that has a positive impact on society.
The first stage of the competition takes place at the national level. Then the winning idea competes globally online with bids from 13 other countries, including USA, India, France, Egypt, Russia and South Africa
In 2011, there was the involvement of 53 volunteers from HP, 10 schools in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, 23 teams were made and 737 students were impacted by the program. The project from Eco Style team, from Porto Alegre, was the national winner with a sound chip that helps the visually impaired to cross public roads, increasing its safety. Overall, a Russian project, with actions to encourage the development and sale of recycled products, was the champion
This year, in Brazil, 37 volunteers participated in the first phase of classroom visit students, 35 teams were formed and 1,016 students were affected by the Social Innovation Relay in 10 schools of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and Victoria. The competition with students of Brazilian schools is already occurring and, in the second semester, will happen the global stage.
About Junior Achievement
Founded in 1919, USA, Junior Achievement is the largest and oldest non-profit educational association, focusing on the practice of business, economics and entrepreneurship in the world. Currently present in 120 countries and in Brazil, has units in all states and the Federal District. Learn more at: http://www.jabrasil.org.br/ja/index.php.
A área de responsabilidade social da HP, chamada de Social Innovation, foca seu trabalho em projetos que estimulem o desenvolvimento econômico e sustentável da sociedade, dando às pessoas novas formas de serem mais criativas, produtivas e bem sucedidas por meio do poder da tecnologia da informação. E um desses programas é o Social Innovation Relay, uma competição internacional promovida em parceria com a instituição Junior Achievement.
O programa tem como objetivo desenvolver em jovens novas habilidades de negócios e empreendedorismo. Funcionários da HP dedicam quatro horas mensais ao treinamento desses jovens, mostrando-os a atuação na vida real como futuros empreendedores.
Sao Paulo, June 15, 2012 – Brazil was chosen to host the 2nd edition of EVOKE, international online educational game that aims to boost large-scale environmental learning and collaborative innovation using technology from social networking. Inspired by the World Bank, the Brazilian version of the game is sponsored by HP. To 15-22 years old, EVOKE-Brazil is undergoing tests that will continue until the first half of June and the official version will come out in the second semester 2012.
São Paulo, 15 de junho de 2012 – O Brasil foi escolhido para receber a 2ª edição do EVOKE, jogo educativo online internacional que tem a missão de impulsionar a aprendizagem ambiental em larga escala e a inovação colaborativa usando a tecnologia das redes sociais. Inspirado pelo Banco Mundial, o game na versão brasileira conta com o patrocínio da HP. Voltado para jovens de 15 a 22 anos, O EVOKE-Brasil está passando por testes que se estenderão até a primeira quinzena de junho e a versão oficial sairá no segundo semestre de 2012.