For the last 18 years, employees at Jabil’s Belo Horizonte site have worked with a government-run initiative called Projecto Gente Grande. This program was created under the State Law of Incentive to Culture, and it partners with multiple private companies in Brazil to promote the social inclusion of at-risk girls. Project Gente Grande’s mission, aligning with Jabil Cares’ focus areas, is to Educate and Empower young females between the ages of 11 and 18 in the city’s surrounding communities.
Jabil Brazil offers its facility as a space for the girls to receive free tutoring, with 15 employees volunteering four hours each month to help the girls with English, mathematics, reading, writing and computer courses. These employees are dedicated to helping the girls stay focused on their education and train for future careers. “It’s very gratifying to see the development these girls are having with our support and to see the positive impact we are having on them,” said Human Resources Generalist, Raquel Nascimento, who oversees classes for the students.
The site also opens its doors to the Project Gente Grande’s All-Girls Orchestra, which was formed in 2006 as a way for the girls to learn and practice classical music. The girls’ recitals and practice sessions are held at Jabil Brazil’s facility, with employees and community members in attending the recitals to support the talent and growth of these young women.
Over the years, our Brazil facility has positively impacted the lives of 1,000 girls through educational support and music empowerment. The site will continue to support Project Grande Gente and welcome more girls to help them grow and succeed.
Jabil Cares, our community outreach and volunteerism platform, supports localized efforts around specific causes related to Education, Empowerment, and the Environment.