Social and cultural development of local communities
Brembo is a Group with close ties to the local areas where it operates. It focuses strongly on the needs they express, demonstrating its willingness to provide tangible support to local communities through various social projects and initiatives in the field of research and education in favour of enhancing the artistic and cultural heritage of the territories.
The Brembo Group is also a direct promoter of social initiatives, carried out in collaboration with non-governmental organizations.
Within this section there are some of the most significant initiatives promoted by Brembo in the three-year period 2015/2017.
ITALY, CHINA AND THE CZECH REPUBLIC:
promoting and enhancing culture
Brembo has also sought to promote the artistic and cultural heritage of the areas in which it operates, as well as Italian culture around the world.
The main initiatives supported include the sponsorship of the Teatro alla Scala’s tour of China and a contribution to the restauration of the Italian Chapel in the historic centre of Prague.
protection and support of children
On February 15, 2017, the "House of Smile" project was inaugurated in Pune, consisting of a service centre and three educational centres aimed at supporting highly vulnerable women and children.
The initiative was realized thanks to the collaboration between Brembo, the professionalism of Cesvi Italian NGO and the expertise of local humanitarian organisation Swadhar.
Psychological support, legal guidance, professional start-ups for women and support for young moms are provided in the service centre.
In the three educational centres located in the degraded areas of Pune’s suburb, activities are in favour of the education of children and teenagers and teenage girls with psychological and educational support programs as well as recreational and sports activities.
The Sari is the traditional dress for Indian women that has passed down through the centuries in local culture and “I was a Sari” is one of the social projects supported by Brembo since 2015.
“I was a Sari” is a social enterprise based in Mumbai, founded by an Italian entrepreneur with the aim of improving the lives of Indian women from the most disadvantaged social and economic classes. The women of “I was a Sari” create hand-crafted fashion accessories using recycled Sari fabrics or premium textiles.
The Indian women are taught specialist tailoring skills and guaranteed a dignified regular wage, providing them with precious independence. For more information, please visit the "I was a Sari" website at
http://iwasasari.com and Cesvi's website at
ITALY AND EUROPE:
assistance for the development of unaccompanied minors
Given the current crisis that has led to migrants and refugees seeking refuge in Europe, Brembo has worked in partnership with the Non-Governmental Organisation CESVI to launch the SOSteniamoci project, aimed to assist 25 unaccompanied foreign minors or young adults resident in the Bergamo area on a two-year path to help them achieve socio-economic independence. The young people involved in the project have the opportunity to attend a professional training, Italian specialist language and civic education course, tailored to their needs and aspirations.
They will therefore be able to improve their abilities and skills during the course of the project, which will culminate in apprenticeship and training opportunities with various local firms.