CSN’s social responsibility projects are created to value the potential of each region where it operates and their respective communities, in partnership with the local government and society. In 2015, it invested R$15.7 million in the educational, cultural, sporting and health areas through CSN Foundation initiatives and projects developed by partner institutions, supported by tax incentives.
The CSN Foundation’s cultural and educational initiatives are evident in the "Garoto Cidadão" project, which provides social and cultural activities for 1,900 socially vulnerable children and adolescents in the communities where the company operates. "Histórias que Ficam" (stories that remain), in turn, is a program to foster Brazilian filmmaking. The program is in its second edition with the production of four documentaries. In addition to financial support, the productions receive expert advice and access to script, editing and distribution laboratories. In the end, the movies participate in a Travelling Exhibition around Brazil.
The CSN Foundation maintains two technical schools in Volta Redonda and Congonhas, which had 1,331 students in 2015, 677 of whom had scholarships, while the Bela Vista Hotel-School in Volta Redonda offers 176 places per year for courses in hotel management, providing professional qualification in various areas.
Among the initiatives sponsored by CSN, we highlight the Unibes Cultural programming, the "Diálogo no Escuro" (dialogue in the dark) exhibition, the DOC SP, the restoration of Palácio Laranjeiras, in addition to sports training projects of Volta Redonda and Audax clubs.
CSN also sponsored projects in the National Cancer Care Support Program and the Health Care Support Program for People with Special Needs (PRONAS and PRONON) and the Senior Citizens’ Fund, as well as the initiatives of the Support Group for Children with Special Needs (AACD) and the Barretos-SP Cancer Hospital.
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