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The terminal sponsors the Adria Santos Institute in projects that use athletics and the development of playful and educational activities to promote the inclusion and transformation of the reality of children and adolescents
Brazil’s greatest Paralympic medalist visits Porto Itapoá to celebrate partnership
Renowned sprinter Adria Santos visited Porto Itapoá in January of this year. Adria Santos is Brazil’s greatest Paralympic medalist, having represented Brazil for 27 years in the Paralympic athletics category. She won her first gold medal at the Barcelona Paralympic Games in 1992 in the 100 meters race. She also claimed first place in the same event in Sydney-2000 and Athens-2004.
Porto Itapoá sponsors the Adria Santos Institute in projects that use athletics and the development of playful and educational activities to promote the inclusion and transformation of the reality of children and adolescents, with and without visual and/or blindness impairments. The support is provided through the Sports Incentive Law since December of last year.
In a conversation with the terminal’s team, the athlete revealed her plans for 2024. “We want to reach 160 children with this project, not only with sports initiation in athletics but also with the work of psychologists, academic reinforcement, and other courses, such as first aid, for example,” she illustrated.
Adria also explained that her project is not exclusive to children with disabilities. “From the beginning of the project, our idea was to work with children with and without disabilities. Over time, we began to see an increasing demand from children with autism,” she explained.
The athlete, who resides in Joinville, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership with Porto Itapoá. “Very happy to be part of this family here at the port, it’s wonderful energy!”