Since the company´s inception, Aurantiaca Group has put social development and environmental preservation at the forefront of its activities. In an effort to support the children of Pedra Grande, a rural community in the municipality of Conde, the Group founded Instituto Gente, an organization and partner of Aurantiaca Group whose mission is to “help identify and reveal the enormous human and natural potential which already exists, regardless of the conditions of today.”
Instituo Gente began its activities by transforming the precarious learning space of the Castro Alves School in to a state of the art modern school building with 4 classrooms, a computer room, reading rooms, leisure areas, a kitchen and dining hall.
The school seeks to implement a full-time education model geared to multi-facet development in and out of the classroom.
The partnership between Instituto Gente and the Conde town counsil also involves social and economic work with the community of Pedra Grande that aims to organize community development projects with the collaboration of other partners, based on the principles of Instituto Gente:
- A balanced relationship between people and nature
- Community leadership
- Focus on local talent and resources
- Personal and institutional partnerships