The social investments made by GNA are based on three priority line of action: work and income, with the creation of opportunities; professional qualification, enabling the community to access job opportunities; and basic education, investing in expanding opportunities in medium and long term. In addition, GNA invests in gender diversity as cross-cutting theme, promoting opportunities and tool to favor women’s access to the labor market.

Based on these pillars, GNA has been conduction activities that seek economic growth associated with social development, always respecting the history of the communities, not forgetting the search for gender equality.

Job creation

The local labor force prioritization is a commitment adopted by GNA along with the local residents in the direct influence areas of the project. At the peak of UTE GNA I construction, around 5,500 people worked at the same time. During the entire construction period, more than 11,000 people worked in the project.

She can

In association with Rede Mulher Empreendedora, GNA sponsored the “Ela Pode” (She Can project, in English), aimed at women in the region. The purpose is to qualify women who seek to become entrepreneurs, addressing topics such as female leadership, negotiation techniques, self-image, and finances. The program was supported by workshops on employment, with activities aimed at developing curriculum and job interview techniques.

Support for agricultural technical education and alternative income generation

In partnership with State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF) and Antonio Sarlo Agricultural Technical School, GNA develops a project to support agricultural education and alternative income generation, focused on the families of the students. With teachers’ support and scholarship students, the families maintain a community garden in order to consume and sell food, generating income and food security.

Mentorship program

The mentoring program is carried out in partnership with Norwegian NGO Dream Learn Work (DLW), whose mission is to offer young people aged 18 to 25 yo the opportunity for a better future through education and employment. GNA’s employers are volunteers and act as mentors to students who, for the most part, are in a situation of socioeconomic vulnerability. Through the meetings, volunteers and students exchange experience and life stories.

Professional Fisherman Course

In order to strengthen ties with the fishing community in the region, GNA created the Fishing Forum, involving companies installed at Port of Açu and the fisherman. from there, we promoted the Professional Fisherman course for the fishing colonies in the region. In partnership with Brazilian Navy, GNA promoted three classes of the Professional Fisherman course for more than 90 fishermen. They participated in the classes and received the license, which allows them to exercise their fishing activity professionally.

Innovative teaching techniques

GNA believes in public education and therefore supports the development and implementation of innovative educational practices for the final grades of elementary school. In partnership with the Department of Culture and Education of São João da Barra, Siemens Foundation, CIEDS, IFF São João da Barra and Campos, GNA develops educational tools, encourages teacher training and carries out actions that make the learning process attractive for students and teachers.

In its social performance, GNA appreciates the transparency and the close relationship with its local stakeholders, following high international standards established by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Learn more about the main social plans accomplished by GNA in our Transparency area.