Caravan on Rails leads to municipalities in Maranhão recreational activities and information about safe interaction with the railroad

About Vale

8/28/2017

Caravan on Rails leads to municipalities in Maranhão recreational activities and information about safe interaction with the railroad

The Caravan on Rails led to about 700 people, on the morning of August 11th, a lot of fun, environmental education for income generation and information about safe interaction with the railroad. As a result, the community of Peri de Baixo became satisfied with the number of activities developed in partnership with the municipal government.

According to the housewife Jacira Silva, the vegetable cultivation workshop came in good time and will help her increase family food. “I wanted to give my backyard some usefulness. With what I learned, I will be able to stop buying some products at the fair and may even start a sales business”, she said. On the other hand, according to the student Stéfani Guimarães, it was an opportunity to learn and have fun. “Those inflatable toys and the questions & answers game about the railroad are very good, because they teach us the care we have to have”, she said.

A differential of the Caravan on Rails of Bacabeira was the effective participation of employees from different areas, such as the Legal Operator, Kaoru Pinheiro Otsuka, who spoke about his profession and the care with the railroad, and Vale Foundation’s analyst, Maykell Costa, who gave a lecture on entrepreneurship. “Information often doesn’t reach us as we would like, so being able to participate in a lecture with someone from Vale, teaching us how to set up and develop a business is very valuable”, said Dalva Santos.

The next Caravan on Rails will be held in Miranda, in August. The event will reach major locations throughout the EFC by the end of the year. Among the activities offered, we will have sustainable workshops, home safety chats, first aid and railroad safety, as well as medical appointments, social assistance and recreation.

What is the Caravan on Rails?

The Caravan on Rails aims to benefit residents of communities along the Carajás Railroad. Wherever it goes, the initiative seeks to reinforce, along with the audience, messages about health care, safe interaction with the railroad, besides offering to all people, children and adults, educational actions and several recreational activities.

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Caravan on Rails leads to municipalities in Maranhão recreational activities and information about safe interaction with the railroad