Voluntary work projects recognised with awards
The first edition of the Viva Voluntário award, celebrated in a ceremony on Tuesday (28 August) at the Presidential Palace, paid homage to two leaders and six organisations doing outstanding work on volunteering in Brazil. At the same event, a digital platform was also been launched that will act as a bridge between those seeking volunteer work and those offering projects, and provide courses, training sessions and information for those interested in volunteer work.
Part of the Viva Voluntário Programme, the Viva Voluntário award aims to encourage volunteer work focusing on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) of the United Nations (UN) Agenda 2030. The first edition of the award received 296 entries.
"I don't need to say that a volunteer is one who gives his best to help others without expecting anything in return," said President Michel Temer during the ceremony. He also added that volunteers bring joy to the community, something that should be shared with all.
Read below for the full list of winners of the award
Volunteering in Civil Society Organisations
* Centro Social da Rua
Centro Social da Rua Volunteer Project
* Amigos do Bem - National Institution Against Hunger and Extreme Poverty
Amigos do Bem - 25 Years of Volunteering Project
Volunteering in the Public Sector
* Fernandes Figueira National Institute of Women, Children and Youth Health, part of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
Educational and Cultural Project Support Division Project (Napec)
* Companhia Paranaense de Energia (Copel)
Partnership with social institutions through permanent public bidding.
* Telefónica-Vivo Foundation and Cargill Foundation
* Janir Gonçalves Leite
Collective of Terena Artisan Indigenous Women of the Tico Lipú village
* Bruno Costa Lopes de Carvalho
Curumim Cultural Project