Mobile unit at the Santa Casa State Hospital serves re-educated women from Mato Grosso

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In Campinápolis, a municipality located 550 km from Cuiabá, 29 students completed industrial sewing and bakery and savory courses, offered by the SER Família Capacita program, created by the first lady of Mato Grosso, Virginia Mendes. Among the graduates are 16 indigenous women. The certificates were delivered this Tuesday (07.11).

The State Government program is implemented by the State Secretariat for Social Assistance and Citizenship (Setasc), in partnership with the National Industrial Learning Service (Senai-MT). In just four months, the program has already graduated 119 classes.

There were 19 trainees in cutting and sewing and 10 in baking.

The team from the Social Actions and Family Care Unit (Unaf) participated in the graduation along with the secretary of Setasc, Grasielle Bugalho, who also represented the first lady of Mato Grosso, Virginia Mendes; Mayor Zé Bueno; the first lady of the municipality Ana Lúcia Bueno; the Senai representative, Ana Caroline Bononi, and other guests.

Virginia Mendes congratulated the students and highlighted the joy of seeing another class completing the courses. “I am very proud of all the students who graduated. This is the purpose of the SER Família Capacita program, to provide opportunities for everyone, without distinction. My indigenous sisters are having the opportunity to fulfill their dream of carrying out new activities. I would like to thank First Lady Ana Lúcia, Mayor Zé Bueno, the Senai instructors, Secretary Grasi and her team at Setasc who manage the program and Governor Mauro Mendes, for all their dedication to this program, and I would also like to thank the my Unaf team who represented me and recorded this beautiful moment.”

According to First Lady Ana Lúcia, the population is looking forward to the next courses. “The indigenous women participated in the sewing course. First Lady Virginia Mendes pays special attention to them. The population is already looking forward to the next courses. We thank Senai, Setasc and the Government for providing the courses with excellent quality materials”, she declared.

Mayor Zé Bueno praised the partnership between the Government and the first lady of MT. “The governor, together with our first lady Virginia Mendes, are partners with Campinápolis and the entire Mato Grosso. The new courses that will come will have the full support of the municipality”.

For secretary Grasielle, the transformation in people’s lives is happening. “It is very gratifying for us to travel through the state of Mato Grosso and see the transformation in people’s lives. SER Família Capacita came to show people that it is possible to have new opportunities.”

Excited, the baking course instructor, Maria Aparecida, spoke about the exchange of experience. “We learn a lot too. I make a living from this, the people who participated are needy people, and who had the dream of learning. Many expressed that they had to learn because they need to sell. I thank the governor and first lady Virginia Mendes for this opportunity.”

The sewing teacher, Madalena Sobrinho, said that the students surprised her. “I was surprised by my students, some had never sat at a sewing machine and were already sewing for themselves. I also learned a lot from them and discovered something I didn’t even know: my ability to teach.”

Andriangela Pehoimo, one of the indigenous students from the Xavante ethnic group, spoke at the ceremony, representing the group of students. “Our ethnic group is the most popular in Mato Grosso. The population of our reserve is estimated at more than nine thousand people. Many women from our ethnic group come to the city with little education, some don’t even speak Portuguese and the only opportunity they have is to work as a maid, which is why the sewing course is so important to give us the possibility of bringing income to our families”.

Dona Vilma de Fátima, 76 years old, took a baking course. “I didn’t even see the class go by and, with a lot of dedication, we learned. I really want to meet First Lady Virginia Mendes, and I thank her for everything.”

Maria Helena, 64 years old, said she always wanted to learn how to sew. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to learn, because I work hard and sewing will be great for me. Just imagining that I will get a certificate is a blessing.”


The article is in Portuguese

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