Isolated communities of Rio Canumã receive communications and infrastructure solutions

12 by April of 2017 - A partnership between FAS with EMS and Bradesco Group installed VHF radios and delivered materials to reform community centers in five communities

 
Isolated communities of Rio Canumã received investments in infrastructure (Photo: Lizandra Sá / FAS)

Near 1.300 coastal residents Canumã River, in rural Borba (322 km of Manaus), They will benefit from investments in improving communication and social infrastructure implemented by the Bolsa Floresta. A partnership between the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) with the EMS Group and Bradesco installed throughout the month of March VHF radios and delivered materials to reform community centers in five communities in the Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Canum.

The investments were decided in a participatory manner in the Bolsa Floresta workshops, which seeks to take initiatives to support the development of health, communication and transportation in the riverine communities. With the partnership, They were installed VHF radios to lessen the challenges of isolation Nova Aparecida communities and Barra Mansa, that should facilitate contact between the remote and / or isolated communities, reduce service time in medical emergencies and also facilitate community mobilization.

“The radio shortens the distance between communities and the city, and streamlines the emergency room where you have to go out with a patient in an isolated region, and joins the ambulanchas already being delivered by the Program since 2009”, highlights the regional coordinator of the Black Amazon, Jousanete Dias.

By participatory decision, in communities Vista Alegre and São José investments were delivered to reform a social center and two churches. Community Vista Alegre, They were delivered furniture items including tables, chairs, fans and powered speakers to support meetings and community meetings. They were also delivered two trimmers that help clean the scuffed and communities Nova Aparecida and São João do Canumã.

sports uniforms

The result of a community demand, athletes communities Village Canumã and Barra Mansa were also covered with sports equipment donated by the partnership, in order to encourage sport in the feminine and masculine forms in reserve.

“A women's group raised the need to equip the women's football teams and male, which has a lot of tradition in the riverine communities of Amazonas. They chose the name of the teams and the color, and it is proud to participate championships in other communities”, said Lizandra Sá, mobilization assistant GMP.

Uniforms were donated to women's soccer teams RDS Canumã (Photo: Lizandra Sá / FAS)

Uniforms were donated to women's soccer teams RDS Canumã (Photo: Lizandra Sá / FAS)

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