Centro Social e Cultural da Atalhada (Social and Cultural Center of Atalhada) was born in 1997 and took over the project “Combating Poverty” based on the creation of a network of workshops and the creation of a multi-service cooperative (in the areas of pastry, handicrafts and carpentry). The carpentry receives young people with learning problems, the bakery produces quality products and the weaving and embroidery recovers local traditions and gives unemployed women an entry point to the work space. The handicrafts generates revenue, but also employs about 12 women being the most important, the development of human resources and the acquisition of new knowledge.
Embroidery certified by the Brand “Artesanato dos Açores” (Handicrafts of the Azores).
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 12pm and from 1pm to 5.30pm, Friday from 8.30am to 12pm and from 1pm to 4.30pm
Address: Rua Dr. José Pereira Botelho, Nº 45, Rosário
9560-119 Lagoa (Map)
Products: Embroidery, weaving, carpentry and pastries.