Music and Civil Responsibility Project
The Music and Civil Responsibility project is offered in the city of Maracaí, São Paulo, and is focused on social integration and civil responsibility practices through music. It is an action with specific characteristics, involving a local tradition. When Cosan incorporated the industrial area of Nova América group in 2009, there already was a local band of young musicians with many achievements in their curriculum. Therefore, the Foundation decided to become responsible for supporting the orchestra, comprising 40 musicians. Other Foundation projects are developed in Maracaí, but the highlight is the orchestra of young musicians that has already won state and national competitions and is a source of pride for the local population. There are 45 students in the music school.