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Brazil: Partnership between construction firm Odebrecht, govt. & FMT univ. trains workers rescued from slave-like conditions

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Author: Odebrecht Informa

...Assentados da Vila Rural Boa Esperança plantavam e vendiam hortaliças em pequenas feiras quando foram procurados pela Odebrecht Infraestrutura...[que]...tinha interesse de comprar boa parte da colheita e de estruturar uma cooperativa para que os agricultores pudessem qualificar a produção...uma parceria com o Sebrae permitiu a criação da Coopervila...o Projeto de Qualificação Ação Integrada oferece capacitação profissional, estudo e emprego a trabalhadores em condições análogas à escravidão. Parceria entre o Ministério do Trabalho..., a Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso...e a Odebrecht Engenharia, a iniciativa resgatou em...[2013]...27 pessoas que viviam nestas condições. Os alunos vêm se dividindo entre os cursos de pedreiro e de soldador...Concluído o treinamento, 22 deles já estão trabalhando nas obras da hidrelétrica...[Teles Pires]...A iniciativa...despertou o reconhecimento da Organização Internacional do Trabalho (OIT), que já enviou representantes a Cuiabá para conhecerem o projeto...

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28 February 2014

The energy of self-esteem [Brazil]

Author: Odebrecht Informa

…Settlers of Boa Esperança Rural Village grew and sold vegetables in small fairs when they were sought by Odebrecht Infrastructure...[which]…was interested in buying much of the harvest and in structuring a cooperative so that farmers could qualify the production...a partnership with Sebrae allowed the creation of Coopervila…the Project Qualificação Ação Integrada offers professional training, study and employment for workers in conditions analogous to slavery. A partnership between the Ministry of Labour…, the Federal University of Mato Grosso…and Odebrecht Engineering, the initiative rescued…[in 2013]…27 people who lived in these conditions. Students have been splitting between bricklayer and welder courses…After completing the training, 22 of them are already working in the...[Teles Pires]...hydroelectric construction works...The initiative…has awakened the recognition of the International Labour Organization (ILO), which has sent representatives to Cuiabá to learn about the project…

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