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The Purunã Institute

Do you know the history of São Luiz do Purunã? Do you see the cultural richness that was transmitted from the customs of our ancestors? Have you visited the natural riches and beauties of the district?

To promote social transformation, to contribute to the local valorization and the cultural rescue of the community of São Luiz do Purunã, the Purunã Institute was born. Since 2016, it has developed projects aimed at strengthening public management, empowering young people and the appreciation of entrepreneurs.

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Knowing the World on Horseback

Knowing the World on Horseback

I started riding horses as a child, on grandparents' farms in the interior of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, and since then the passion for horses has only grown. For a few years, I was a breeder of Mangalarga horses, and I always loved horseback riding. As passionate...

The Emperor’s Fantastic Lunch

The Emperor’s Fantastic Lunch

Who passes now and then by the Dinarte Garrett Street, the main street in the district of São Luiz do Purunã, in Balsa Nova (PR), I invite you to turn around in time. Imagine: it was 140 years ago! The "arrive" that the people of the village usually pronounce for...

Landscaping and the Native Vegetation

Landscaping and the Native Vegetation

A little story In ancient times, green areas were essentially intended for the use and pleasure of emperors and priests. In Greece, these spaces were expanded not only for walks, but also for meetings and philosophical discussions. In the Middle Ages, green areas were...


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What we do

With the objective of developing São Luís do Puru, the realization of several initiatives with the community. Know some of the projects:

Forming Multipliers

Qualification of Balsa Nova educators from theoretical and practical training related to Integral Education, Nature Conservation and Citizenship.


Acting on behalf of the integral formation of students in the community of São Luiz do Purunã. Through play activities, the Institute seeks to make the school more attractive and to address themes related to sustainable development and enhancement of the local culture.


Aid to adolescents to find ways and alternatives that facilitate their path towards growth, discovering themselves as individuals, professionals and citizens co-responsible for the system in which they live.

Routes of Purunã

Promotion of cycling, with the definition and signaling of three circuits in São Luiz do Purunã, for those who wish to venture out in a historical and peaceful setting.


To speak with the Purunã Institute, send suggestions or find out how to collaborate, contact us by:

(41) 3018-8394

Monday to Friday | 8 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm

Supporters and Partners

With the collaboration of companies who believe in the work of the Institute and dream with us, we have developed activities to stimulate the growth and development of São Luiz do Purunã!


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927, Ubaldino do Amaral Street
Curitiba | PR | 80.045-100

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1821, Vereador Dinarte de Almeida Garrett Street
Balsa Nova | PR | 83.670-000

Phone Number: +55 (41) 3018-8394