Brazil – Environmental Training for Primary School TeachersImerys RCC plant, a kaolin producing factory, is located in the northern state of Para, Brazil. This region suffers from a shortage of skilled labor and qualified teachers.
In an effort to alleviate the problem, Imerys RCC’s Jacilaine Contente, together with educational and environmental authorities of the region, launched a two-year initiative to train and sensibilize teachers working in the elementary schools of Bacarena.
This project was complemented with a one-year social program that combines theory and practice. Through workshops and seminars, this environmental education program hopes that teachers and students will spread sustainable development principles in their communities.