BRAZIL: Unique veterinary clinic built by UniSalesiano graduates
Graduates of UniSalesiano have collaborated to launch a unique veterinary clinic
(MissionNewswire) Two graduates of UniSalesiano, the Salesian University in Araçatuba, Brazil, have collaborated to launch a unique veterinary clinic. Veterinarian Fabianna de Simone Souza graduated from UniSalesiano four years ago. At first, she worked in a local area business but then decided to pursue her dream of opening her own veterinary clinic.
Souza said, “I wanted something that was an extension of people’s homes with benches to sit outside, gardens to relax. Something out of the ordinary.” She contacted Professor Giuliano Pincerato, coordinator of the architecture program at UniSalesiano. She noted, “It was the first thing that came to mind. UniSalesiano has such a wealth of professionals and projects that I decided that the facade of the clinic would be done by some of them.”
Souza’s request was examined and it was decided that the university would help her. Professor Pincerato said, “It was the union of veterinary with architecture that made it possible to achieve the goal of adapting the space in the best possible way.”
Architect Mariana Rie Nonaka Yamaguchi, who graduated last year from UniSalesiano, was in charge of the project. Yamaguchi prepared a re-adaptation of the spaces in the clinic, including the rooms and the decor. She explained, “This project was very useful for my final dissertation. It is enriching to leave the classroom and have contact with the client. It helps you to develop confidence. It was a sensational experience.”
Souza now has her own veterinary clinic where she can fulfill her dream of treating animals in an ethical, dignified and humane way. These are all traits she has said that have a lot to do with the training she received at UniSalesiano. “It was wonderful to attend your dream faculty in a place that provides the student with attention to her practical experiences. For five years, in parallel with the theoretical lessons, I carried out internships which were very important for my learning and my career.”
Brazil has one of the strongest economies in Latin America and is an important agricultural and industrial power in the region. Just over 15 percent of Brazilians live in poverty, with the majority living in the rural northeast of the country, according to the World Bank. While Brazil is making positive changes, there are still large gaps between the poor and the rich, and issues of income inequality and social exclusion remain at the root of poverty.
Inequalities also exist in access to education and educational efficiency. These inequalities are greatest for children and youth who are poor, live in rural areas or who have an incomplete compulsory education. Salesian missionaries working with poor youth and their families in Brazil develop programs and provide youth opportunities for furthering their education and skills.
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