The Neymar Jr institute cared for 3,000 underprivileged young people in Praia Grande prior to the pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit Brazil as hard as anywhere else in the globe and Neymar Jr has felt the impact of that with his institute being forced to close since March 2020. However the star footballer has ensured to keep the jobs of the 142 employees.
The Neymar Jr institute cared for 3,000 underprivileged young people in Praia Grande prior to the pandemic.
The institute celebrates this month a year closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and, as confirmed by his father, none of the 142 workers have stopped collecting their salaries, and they have also maintained their full health coverage, at a cost of 600,000 reais per month. The Institute wants to maintain the structure and will do so until it is safe to open once the virus has been overcome, and will keep all its workers without exception.
The cost of this is rumoured to be around 90,000 euros per month and the plan is to keep these payments in place for as long as the crisis continues.
"My family and I are maintaining the entire structure, with 142 employees, who are receiving their salaries and benefits in full. We have done it with our own resources, explained Neymar's father.
In addition, the family has placed the Institute in the hands of the Brazilian authorities to use it to fight the virus.
“The jobs and salaries of the people who work in our Institute are insured regardless of how long the pandemic lasts. What’s more, I make available to the authorities, if necessary, the facilities of our institute. I ask everyone to reinforce our commitments and stay home to fight coronavius,” added Neymar Pai.