The Ramacrisna Institute


Who we are

The Ramacrisna Institute is a legal entity governed by private law, non-profit, non-religious and nonpartisan organization, created in 1959 by the journalist Arlindo Corrêa da Silva, who has passed away in 1993. Our institution is composed of deliberative and fiscal councils and directed by an executive board.


For over 60 years, we have been developing projects on the educational, vocational, and cultural fields, while focusing on offering activities related to job and income generation, technology, sports and entertainment, among others, for socially vulnerable communities in 13 cities that belong to the metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais – Brazil.

The work we develop in our wire mesh factory has become Ramacrisna Institute a reference in self-sustainability projects. The profit obtained from the sales is destined to the Ramacrisna social sector, guaranteeing more autonomy and uniformity in the services offered to the people supported by our projects.

 


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Strategic Partners

We have become part of several network organizations, councils and forums to strengthen the articulations between companies, public authorities and social organizations, such as:

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History

The journalist Arlindo Corrêa da Silva always dreamed of contributing to society and helping others. Silva came to Minas Gerais in the 40’s; in the mid 50’s, he came to the conclusion that education was the best way to prevent social problems and started working with eight children, whom he took from the streets to his own home, in Belo Horizonte.

In 1959, he registered the Social Organization in a notary office, under the name of the Indian philosopher Sri Ramakrishna, an ecumenist who lived during the 19th century and preached social work as a way of transforming human beings.

As the number of children increased, the space became smaller, thus, with the help of friends, he begun to buy some lots in Betim. In 1960, Silva started to build the Institute. In 1963, he inaugurated the first building and, in the following year, the second, which functioned as a boarding school until 1992.

The founder passed away in 1993 but left behind a deliberative council to run Ramacrisna.

Since 1992, the Institute has been developing partnerships with the city halls of Betim and Esmeraldas, with the aim of enhancing its actions regarding low-cost food, while increasing the level of education, professional training and social assistance.

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Arlindo Corrêa da Silva

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