Village of Canelinha has the only Santa Catarina project contemplated in Fiocruz public notice to combat the coronavirus
Tekoá Tavaí, a Guarani indigenous village of the Interior Sul DSEI, located in Canelinha, a city in the Greater Florianopolis, had the only project in Santa Catarina approved in a public call from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) aimed at selecting emergency actions to combat the new coronavirus pandemic among vulnerable communities. The project includes a series of measures to prevent contagion by Covid-19 in the community, as well as initiatives to promote the food and economic autonomy of the indigenous people who make up the village.
The project was registered in the public notice by the village in partnership with the Pequeninus Artistic Association, formed by artists who work in the city. It foresees the development of actions in three axes: encouragement of measures for the social withdrawal of the indigenous, with the transfer of basic items of personal and collective hygiene; actions of internal and external communication, which strengthen the exchange of information among the members of the village and initiatives to collect supplies; in addition to strengthening traditional Guarani agriculture practices, which favor the movement for food autonomy of the community.
The project, which has an emergency character, will be developed between June and August, with the objective of avoiding to the maximum the impacts of the pandemic among the indigenous people. Despite the urgency of the actions, they aim at the continuity of their results. It is for this reason that there will be training of village members to strengthen communication actions and agricultural activities.
"This project arrived in the village when we were most in need. At this time of pandemic is very important this partnership with the people who are together to support us at this time. As a leader, it is a relief for me," stresses the village chief, Kuaray Papá.
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