In March 2018 in Barra Grande, a pioneering project began uniting artistic languages ​​with conversation circles through a humanistic and affective approach: Laços Sonoros. Held during the school period at the Jardim do Cajueiro School, the project is made for young people between 12 and 17 years old and is sponsored by the Mahle Institute, educators Elô Esteves (psychologist) and Tchelo Nunes (musician), promoting meetings where music, visual arts, theater and photography become very important tools in the social, critical and identity development of adolescents from public schools in the village. With a desire to strengthen affective bonds between young people with few cultural resources and public leisure spaces in the peninsula, with the Jardim do Cajueiro School as the meeting point, the place where their voices, ideas and dreams gained sounds, shapes and colors.

Friendship circles, affection,

and community circles.

The Mahle Institute sponsors the project once again in 2019 to continue together on this journey of education, culture and citizenship. There will be 40 places for young people between 12 and 17 years old in two weekly meetings with 3 educators in addition to special workshops throughout the year. Want to know more about this project? Access our Facebook.



With the purpose of self-management of the productive group, women will receive continuous training to carry out collective control of the entire production process, from the final activity to the management of the enterprise, respecting their role. The division of labor will be done in teams, with their respective functions: inventory teams; shopping; financial; organization and cleanliness; in addition to the sales group, which will produce kits and send to points of sale, replace goods, and perform cash control.


All decisions are made together by the group.

The functions are on monthly rotation so that all artisans learn the entire process.


The group will meet once a week, for at least 10 months, in 4-hour meetings, for training and productive activities. The project coordinators will be responsible for organizing the meetings, managing the activities and quality control of the products. We will be accompanied by a psychologist to address issues regarding the social reality of the participants, in conversation circles. Arte Mainha emphasizes productive inclusion to achieve autonomy and strengthen family and community ties. The goal is to promote a network of solidarity, of conscious and independent women, empowered to transform their lives and that of their children. There will be professional psychological counseling, in support of personal issues.

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