TAFISA Member Sesc São Paulo has opened a new and innovative sport and recreational centre in Guarulhos, the second largest city of the Brazilian regional state of São Paulo. The opening event took place on May 11-12 and gathered more than 24,000 people who were able to try out and enjoy the various sport and cultural activities provided by the new facilities to the local community.
Sesc Guarulhos comprises 34,000m² of built-up area, a building with three floors that incorporates a theatre, a music centre, an exhibition area, a centre of environmental education, an aquatic centre with indoor and outdoor pools, a multi-sports gymnasium, a synthetic grass field, a multi-sports court, gym rooms, technology and arts spaces, a dental clinic, a library and a space for children to play, amongst other facilities. This new cultural and sports centre offers many opportunities and activities for people of all ages and levels of abilities, and are expected to welcome 4,000 people per day. Sesc Guarulhos works towards becoming a good example of developing infrastructure to make more people, more active, more often.
“The opening of a Sesc centre in Guarulhos increases the working capacity to promote to workers from commerce, services, tourism sectors and the public in general, the opportunity to enjoy many programmes and activities that provide learning, encounter and dialogue. The delivery of this new equipment to the population reaffirms the institution's commitment to promote collective well-being in the communities in which it operates and also facilitates the access of all to the full experience of its city and region’s cultural dynamics”. Danilo Santos de Miranda, Regional Director of Sesc São Paulo.
The Sesc network includes 44 centres in the State of São Paulo, most of them cultural and sports centres. Sesc also provides activities on social tourism, health, performing, visual arts, environmental education and special programming for children and seniors, being also a pioneer of the "Mesa Brasil Sesc" initiative to help reduce hunger and food waste.
For more information, please visit www.sescsp.org.br/guarulhos
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