Project Caiçara da Juatinga

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The unit of the project Ponto de Cultura called "Caiçara da Juatinga" was founded in 2010 and it was created by Verde Cidadania NGO in the beginning of 2000. The NGO works on the traditional caiçara (a word of Tupi origin that refers to the inhabitants of coastal areas) communities in Sono and Pouso da Cajaíba, which are about 2 hours 40 minutes far from Paraty by boat. The main project is the workshop "Cultural Memory" and "Computing and Educomunication".

The first aims at rescuing activities from local culture, by teaching arts andcrafts (basketry, fishing net, wood boat, and others), traditional history and caiçara cooking. "Computing and Educomunication" seeks for democratization of the access to new technologies by teaching the first steps of computing, graphic design, and typing, as well as having photograph and shooting classes. With this material, students can produce and edit videos where they show cultural works from the first workshop, in a mix of the modern and the traditional.

General Information

Address: Head office on Dr. Borman Street, 23, suite 217, Downtown, Niterói/Branch on 1º de Maio Street, Cobras island, Paraty, RJ.
Phone: (+55 24) 3371-5851 / (+55 24) 99856-7331
E-mail address:

Secretaria de Cultura do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Petrobras

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