Formation of Young Leaders allocates resources to 58 projects to develop environmental, social and economic revitalization actions
The Renova Foundation’s Young Leadership Training Program, transfers funds to 58 projects in Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo, selected to work on the environmental, social and economic revitalization of communities along the Doce River basin. 45 Minas Gerais and 13 Espírito Santo projects will receive a total of more than R$ 1 million in resources.
The proposal is to engage approximately one thousand young participants, aged between 15 and 29, in the reparation process, through the development of actions and projects in 41 municipalities affected by the Fundao dam collapse (MG). At the same time, the program contributes to the strengthening of a network of actors and actions that work with youth protagonism, promoting network education practices for the local and regional revitalization of the territories.
The action is part of the Youth Agenda and is carried out with the support of five partner institutions, divided between five regions where the Renova Foundation operates.
In Minas, 45 projects were developed, 38 of which in the region of the Steel and Doce River Valleys, which involved 112 young people, in which R$ 850 thousand will be invested. In the Upper Doce River region, which comprises the municipalities of Mariana, Barra Longa, Rio Doce and Santa Cruz do Escalvado, seven projects, involving 11 young people, will receive approximately R$ 125 thousand.
In Espírito Santo, 13 projects are benefited. Among them, the Mandalla Project, developed by 31 young people, aims to implement a mandala garden for the cultivation of vegetables and medicinal plants, in association with the creation of small animals, in the Marilândia Agricultural Community and School.