Aegea Saneamento has partnered with UNICEF to support the One Million Opportunities initiative, which aims to generate, in the next two years, one million job openings for adolescents and young people, aged 14 to 24, in vulnerable situations .
The project follows four pillars of action: access to quality education; digital inclusion and connectivity; fostering entrepreneurship and the role of adolescents and young people; and access to the world of work in internship, apprentice and formal employment opportunities.
“This partnership with UNICEF reinforces our commitment to promoting solutions for society as a whole. The development of educational projects for young people in vulnerable situations is an essential path for growth and insertion in the labor market, resulting in new perspectives for the future. These life changes consolidate our goal of bringing more dignity and well-being to the population ’, says Radamés Casseb, CEO of Aegea Saneamento.
The initiative has a digital platform (1mio.com.br) to help teenagers and young people in the search for accessible and quality information about opportunities and training for the world of work. All opportunities can be accessed on the website and in the application, which will be monitored on the effective completion of each opportunity by companies, such as Aegea, which participate through a membership agreement.
“It is essential to invest, now, in vulnerable adolescents and young people, creating opportunities for them to keep learning and to be able to enter the world of work. Only then will it be possible to break the cycle of poverty that affects so many families ”, explains Florence Bauer, UNICEF representative in Brazil.
According to IBGE data, Brazil today has the largest generation of young people in its history. There are more than 48 million adolescents and young people between 10 and 24 years old, but 6.6 million of them are without opportunities for study or work.
“As ambassadors for health, we cannot limit ourselves to our essential sanitation services, we go further, we want an environment of fair opportunities and social development for all”, adds Casseb.
The initiative comprises UNICEF, ILO, Aegea Saneamento, Roberto Marinho Foundation, Itaú Social, Unibanco Institute and United Way, Americanas, Bayer, B2W Digital, Cia de Talentos, Colgate, Google, Heineken, Magazine Luiza, Mastercard, Novotec, P&G , PwC, Saint Gobain, Stefanini, Unilever and Wall Jobs.
Also part of the initiative are ASEC, CIEE, CNC, CNI, Instituto Claro, Youth from Brazil, LIDE Futuro, Global Compact, São Paulo State Secretariat for Economic Development and Valor Econômico.