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Since 2015, the Terminal has invested BRL 7.2 million via Tax Incentive Laws in more than 40 sponsored entities and projects.
Porto Itapoá means more social investment
Porto Itapoá’s investments in culture, sports, care and assistance for children and adolescents, the elderly, oncology care and care for people with disabilities (PWDs) projects reach BRL 7.2 million. These contributions allowed by Tax Incentive Laws have been made by the Terminal since 2015 with more than 40 sponsored entities and projects. In terms of cultural projects, the Terminal is among the top ten companies that invest the most in all of the state of Santa Catarina.
20 projects have been approved for 2023, receiving BRL 2.6 million in funding, many of them continuously funded, offering training and support, such as the Vozes da Babitonga and Sementes do Ajante choirs, the Jasson Kerkhoven Ballet School, Sua Majestade O Violão Orchestra, AMA – Association of Friends of Autistic People of Itapoá, ASEPI – Sports and Parasports Association of Itapoá, and the Municipal Fund for the Elderly of Itapoá.
With the support of Porto Itapoá, dancer Jasson Kerkhoven completed his training at the Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil, in Joinville. For 4 years, Jasson has been developing a social project at Cia JK, a school and dance company he manages in Itapoá, also sponsored by the Terminal. “I am very grateful to Porto Itapoá for believing in me from day one and being by my side, making the dreams of other children and teenagers in our city come true,” said the dancer.
Another project sponsored by Porto Itapoá via cultural incentive law, the Em Canto Coral Project is responsible for maintaining the choirs Vozes da Babitonga, for adults, and Sementes do Ajante, for children and teenagers since 2015. These choirs maintain a regular program of initiation and basic music classes, in addition to vocal techniques training at Casa da Cultura throughout the year, led by conductor Rafael Daniel Huch and conductor Karla Zimmer Huch. In the first half of the year, a more popular repertoire is worked on for presentations, and in the second half the choirs rehearse the songs for the Christmas shows.
Helmuth Kirinus and Luci José da Costa Kirinus, from the Tocando Em Frente Music School, responsible for executing the project, reinforce that Porto Itapoá welcomed the project from the beginning, in a constant and unconditional manner, making use of this participatory management incentive tool and bringing the benefit of federal law to the city. “The terminal was the first major cultural promoter to use these federal resources in our city and inspired other initiatives. Always focusing on the city of Itapoá, that its citizens benefit from the federal incentive. Without the company’s contribution, this idea would never materialize,” says Helmuth.
Most of the investments are steered to projects that directly benefit communities in Itapoá, but some institutions from other cities in Santa Catarina, in addition to Curitiba (PR), also received incentives for projects that bring some compensation to the municipality of Itapoá, such as cultural presentations, exchange of knowledge between institutions or even sharing experience in conducting these initiatives.
This is the case of Vôlei Joinville, which offers as a counterpart a social project for the practice of youth volleyball, which is being conducted with the Municipal Sports Department, and Hospital Pequeno Príncipe, in Curitiba, a reference in health care for children and teenagers, and which also serves the population of Itapoá. Pequeno Príncipe is the largest exclusively pediatric hospital in Brazil and 60% of its care capacity is directed to public SUS patients. In SC alone, there were 2,368 consultations in 2021. As stated by the institution’s board of directors, “for us, at Pequeno Príncipe, it is a great satisfaction to have the support of Porto Itapoá in favor of children’s and youth health. Partnerships like this boost our work for children and consolidate the Hospital as a reference in humanization and high and medium complexity pediatrics.”
Porto Itapoá was also one of the sponsors of the Mestres do Tempo Project, a theater show with animated figures and songs, which tells the stories of artisanal fishermen in Santa Catarina. Actresses and producers Angela Finardi and Prika Lourenço, from Metamorfose Cia. Cênica, from Joinville, traveled 700 kilometers — from Passos de Torres to Itapoá — on two wheels, stopping in fishing villages to learn about the routine of these people and their families, the traditions, and the relationship with nature. Among the places visited are the Santa Marta Lighthouse (Laguna), Barra da Lagoa (Florianópolis), Canto dos Ganchos (Governador Celso Ramos), Vila da Glória (São Francisco do Sul) and Praia do Pontal (Itapoá).
According to Patricia Dall ‘Onder Diez, Social Responsibility Specialist at Porto Itapoá, in order to be accredited to receive investments, institutions must submit projects for evaluation by the terminal, if they are already approved by federal laws or municipal funds, i.e. , authorized to raise funds.
|Projects approved for execution in 2023
|Cultural and Artistic Character (Rouanet Law)
|Caminhão Conhecendo os ODS
|Ballet Jasson Kerkhoven
|Sua Majestade O Violão Orchestra
|Prelúdio, Música e Cidadania Orchestra
|Mestres do Tempo – Metamorfose Companhia Cênica
|Violão para Todos
|Batuque na Cozinha
|Meus hábitos saudáveis
|Sports Activities (LIE)
|Saque esta Ideia
|Childhood and Adolescence Fund (FIA/FUMCAD)
|Therapeutic Reinforcement of Life Autonomy for Autistic People and their Families – AMA
|Vôlei Nova Trento
|Municipal Fund for the Rights of Children and Adolescents of Itapoá
|Hospital Pequeno Príncipe
|Municipal Fund for the Elderly
|Municipal Fund for the Elderly of Itapoá
|Asilo São Vicente de Paula
|Leito do Idoso de Jaraguá do Sul Project
|UTI do Idoso Criciúma