In addition to the social contributions to Brazilian entities, Dresser-Rand Guascor counts on the help from partners who believe in diversity, inclusion and social integration as a means of developing people and society.

Vaga Lume – Encourages people to discover the joy of reading

Vagalume1Associação Vaga Lume was set up in 2001 to promote cultural exchange in Brazil’s Amazônia Legal region by means of community libraries, the training of mediators and the multiplication of knowledge. Since it began its activities, Vaga Lume has published three books and won 14 awards, the last one being the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo’s Empreendedor Social (Social Entrepreneur) Award in 2013.

Vaga Lume is present in 23 municipalities in the Amazon region, and has been expanding access to reading to more than 24 thousand people, in 160 communities where the service is provided. It has already held more than 200 training sessions for mediators, distributed more than 82 thousand books and installed 400 bookshelves.

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Borboleta Azul (Blue Butterfly) Project – stimulates social inclusion

Borboleta_azul1The Project prepares young people who are cared for by the Association of Parents and Friends of Children with Disabilities of São Paulo (Apae-SP), encourages the social inclusion of disabled people in society and in the labor market, and promotes their adaptation to daily activities. In the expeditions organized by OBB, open-air activities are carried out which combine adventure and personal and professional development. The objective is to give the young people in question greater independence, security and awareness.

D-R Guascor, which has always supported inclusion, implemented the idea of bringing someone special into the company and hired one of the young people who took part in the expeditions.