Hotel Nissan Kicks welcomes 55 NGOs to Rio 2016 Games
September 19, 2016
NGO representatives attend paralympic competitions and share experiences
During the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Hotel Nissan Kicks, on Copacabana Beach, hosted some special guests. Alongside athletes and personalities, the Nissan Institute invited representatives of 55 NGOs from across Brazil to stay there during the world’s largest sports event involving people with impairments. The aim was to celebrate the work of notable NGOs, and to influence perceptions regarding people with disabilities and consequently promote inclusion in communities.
Three categories of NGOs were selected: Nissan Institute partners; winners of the Paralympic Package Contest; and institutions recommended by Nissan dealerships throughout Brazil. The Nissan Institute paid for the NGO representatives’ accommodation, meals, transport and Paralympic competition tickets.
More than 200 people representing important social inclusion programs, split into four groups, came to take part in this historic event in Rio de Janeiro. The groups were welcomed by François Dossa, the CEO of Nissan do Brasil and chairman of the Nissan Institute, and they had a chat with Adriana Araújo, a Team Nissan athlete who was the first Brazilian woman to win an Olympic boxing medal, at London 2012.