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CONANDA elections reaffirm the credibility of the work of Marist Brasil

14/12/2010: Brazil

Elections to the National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (CONANDA) for the 2011-2012 period were held on 26 November in the auditorium of the Bureau of Rights of the Person of the Presidency of the Republic. Among the 38 associated non-governmental institutions, 32 offered candidates. The Brasilian Union of Education and Teaching (UBEE) was elected for the second time running to CONANDA, with 26 of the 38 votes. This good result shows the seriousness and commitment of the Marists’ work for the Defense of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent.Representatives of the Marist Institution gave their support to the UBEE in this election. Below are the comments of some in responsible positions:Cláudia Laureth – In charge of social work (Brasil Centro-Norte) « The re-election of the UBEE represents confirmation of the commitment of Marist Brasil to the Rights of Children and Adolescents. Congratulations to the representatives of the Provinces and juridical organisations involved in this process. Congratulations, too, to Marist Brasil for this new achievement… »Milda Moraes – President of CDCA – DF and Administrative Co-ordinator of Social Action (Brasil Centro-Norte) « It is a great achievement for our institution. The election represents a recognition of the work of the UBEE and an invitation to go further in commitment to the Rights of our children and adolescents. »Fábio Feitosa – Social Annalist of the « Marist Institute of Social Assistance » (IMAS) and President of CONANDA (Brasil Centro-Norte) « It was a significant moment for civil society and the Marist Institution. With such a result we will have a stronger National Forum; the re-election re-affirms our commitment in the struggle for the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent and puts in operation the « Ten Year Plan » Br. Davi Nardi – Director of the « Aprendizado Marista Padre Lancísio » and Adviser on Social Action (Brasil Centro-Norte) « It was the first time I took part in the election process of CONANDA. Fortified by this result, UBEE can carry out its mission, thanks to the Marist commitment, in accomplishing a work of quality of care for children and adolescents. Now more than ever we should be reinforcing our social commitment to them. »Jimena Grignani – Adviser of the Sector of « Social Assistance » (social work) of the Marist Province Brasil Centro-Sul« The CONANDA elections represent a legitimate advance in the social control of policies for the Child and Adolescent. The result obtained recognises the social engagement of the UBEE and of all the organisations involved in the defense of the rights of Children and Adolescents, which supposes an intense effort to move forward with the implantation of effective public policies with regard to children and youth. »Br. Valdir Gurgiel – Organisational Secretary of the National Forum DCA (União Catarinense de Educação – UCE/Marista) « The result supposes a vote of confidence in the quality of the work carried out by the UBEE, which has always opted for carrying out its work in a collective way. Congratulations! The great beneficiaries are children and adolescents. » Br. Vicente Falqueto – FMSI« Congratulations on this new achievement! To those present at the elections as well as those who sustained this credibility in their work places. It is a long story worth being told « in poetry and prose »… Although far from you, I have encouraged you! »Dilma Alves – Superintendant in social and educational fields (Brasil Centro-Norte)« Congratulations to all the persons concerned in this exploit! The work of mobilisation was impeccable. May we, as Marists of Brasil, offer our common contribution in favour of the Rights of the children, adolescents and young people of our country. »

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