Global Education Programme
In 2017, DP World Santos developed an important project called Global Education Program. DP World, the terminal’s shareholder, designed the project, which is being carried out in over 70 countries aiming to raise awareness about port logistics among children and young people in the regions where the company operates.
DP World Santos chose the Monte Cabral Municipal School, located in Continental Santos to carry out the project.
The program has eight modules that cover topics related to the operation of the terminal, associating learning about the port to regular school subjects and sensory activities. In each module, a DP World employee goes to the school to teach about his area of expertise and work.
At the end of all modules, students are taken on a visit to DP World Santos to see in practice what was taught during class. The visit also includes a catamaran tour through the Port of Santos, a bus visit to the terminal’s operations area and the awarding of certificates.
DP World Santos is one of the major promoters of sports projects in the region, sponsored by PROMIFAE (Municipal Sports Tax Incentive Program), an initiative that encourages companies in the region to dedicate up to 20% of their municipal tax for sports projects based in Santos.
Since 2015, the terminal has been increasing its participation in the Program and now supports 16 projects. In 2017, seven initiatives were sponsored by the terminal and through them the company contributes to sports, education and citizenship. These projects support amateur athletes, including children, as well as help promote health and quality of life by way of projects aimed at the elderly.
Ecoférias Project is an initiative carried out by DP World Santos as part of the Environmental Education Program performed on Diana Island.
The initiative is aimed at the community’s children and teenagers, and is carried out annually during school holidays with a goal to teach environmental education to the younger community members through the adoption of new habits, raising awareness about the rational use of natural resources, the correct disposal of domestic waste and valuation of the Island’s environmental heritage as a tourist attraction.