Construtora Camargo Corrêa's program Large Works for Childhood, in partnership with Childhood Brasil, received this Wednesday (05/18) the Neide Castanha Award 2016. The ceremony is organized by the National Committee to Stop Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents and by the Human Rights Office of the President of the Republic, and was created to recognize and celebrate good practices related to the topic that has been developed in Brazil by companies, public agents, entities and NGOs.
The program, focused on fighting sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in the surroundings of large-scale infrastructure projects and led by Construtora Camargo Corrêa, was selected in the Social Responsibility category. Created in 2010, the Large Works for Childhood Program raise awareness of construction work associates on the topic and, in the communities, it is focused on preventing the risks to the population of each project location through the development of networks of protection and full support to children, adolescents and their family.
“This project is focused on giving a direct and indirect contribution to prevent and mitigate the risks to the population of communities where we are involved to ensure that project development benefits are permanent and sustainable with the lowest possible burden,” explains Letícia Santos, Camargo Corrêa socio-environmental analyst. The program is split into two fronts: awareness of CCCC associates and education and engagement of multipliers, responsible for spreading out the severity of the crime of right violation in these events and strengthening the Children and Adolescent Rights Assurance System. Overall, over 800 company's associates have been trained as project multipliers.
To celebrate five years of project, the company has documented in a book how the presence of a large project triggers a series of processes with high potential to increase the risks of violating children and adolescent rights, specially sexual exploitation, and how to create value from the full protection of these individuals. The book, distributed in Brazil and overseas, is available free of charge in Construtora Camargo Corrêa website via this link: (http://construtoracamargocorrea.com.br/uploads/Livro_PGOI_8_digital.pdf).