UniNet is a supporter of humanitarian initiatives that affect the health, welfare, education and sustainability of both our business and the global communities in which we operate.
In 2005, UniNet established an orphanage initiative called "The Association of Santa Ana's Children of Ribeirao Pires" in conjuction with the Valdir and Miriam Rigout Foundation. This social program shelters and serves the needs of more than 40 kids of all ages, and is located at Ribeirao Pires, a municipality in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Association of Santa Ana's Children of Ribeirao Pires project consists of three houses to serve the orphanage's purposes: the first property houses children from the ages of 0 to 12 years old and provides caring and devoted 24-hour assistance to the “living orphans” - children abandoned by parents who were unable to care for, or raise them. The second facility houses girls from 13 to 17 years old, and the third shelters boys from 13 to 17 year old; most of them have suffered from serious social, health, and emotional gaps. This initiative involves a support team that assists in providing the girls and the boys with a normative, family atmosphere for a healthier upbringing as well as to prepare them for a future adult life, career advancement, and to become self-sufficient. UniNet allocates a percentage of its global income to support and improve the quality of care for each and every child at The Association of Santa Ana's Children of Ribeirao Pires; those funds also serve to aid other social initiatives as well.
Pictured: UniNet International Staff with orphanage program kids.
PROSIP is a Social Professional Reintegration program at UniNet Brazil.
UniNet empowers PROSIP beneficiaries by reintegrating them into the society with education, life and work skills that will promise them a better future; as a result, today more than 10 kids have been already integrated into the Brazilian job market; and some are procuring promising careers at UniNet Brazil. One of many beneficiaries of this program is Evandro Silva who has been brought up in a municipal orphanage. He now works as a UniNet do Brasil production technician for more than four years.
Pictured: PROSIP beneficiary Evandro Silva, a UniNet Brazil Production Technician.
UniNet clients can learn how their continued support has contributed significantly to its charitable ventures worldwide through UniNet's Social Consciousness web page. UniNet President Nestor Saporiti comments, “This part of our website was designed to let our clients learn how their purchases make a difference to the betterment of underprivileged children, exceeding the experience of buying recycling products. It is also helping us improve the lives of kids around the world.”