PARTNERSHIP NAME: Georgia Pernambuco Partners

FOUNDED: 1968

OVERVIEW / HISTORY:
The original founders on both sides represented government, business, and academia. Between
1972-1983 eleven trips with plane loads of citizens each way, matched families by occupational themes, led
to lasting friendships, many of which continue to this day.
Although this thread of family and vocational counterparts continues, delegations of administrators,
legislators, judges, seminars by business and health professionals in rehabilitation and medicine led to
more partnership activities. Most have become self-sustaining, such as physical therapy and rehabilitation
(since 1978), business (since 1985), medicine (Pediatric Society exchange), teachers exchange, sports
teams , violence prevention. University linkage in Agriculture remains strong since 1969. Several Georgians
were Kellogg Fellows.




ONGOING ACTIVITIES / PRIMARY CHAPTER INTERESTS:

Regional Management Training for Mayors, and later for Local Educator Administrators.
Domestic Violence Pernambucan to visit Georgia to visit shelters and other family support measures for
children.
Agriculture economics seed and irrigation projects continue university linkage.
Pediatricians from Savannah are invited to lecture at UPE on terminal illness.
Physical therapists from Pernambuco continue continuing education, internships and postgraduate
professional degrees.

COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS/SUPPORTERS:

University Linkages Clark Atlanta University
Georgia State University
North Georgia College
Spelman University
University of Georgia at Athens Universidade Federal de Pernambuco,
Federal Rural University of Pernambuco
University of Pernambuco (the state university)
Catholic University of Pernambuco  
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Partners of Americas main website:
Georgia Partners of the Americas
P.O. Box 501611
Atlanta, GA 31150 USA
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