Public Happiness: for young people from the periphery of Mindelo in Cape Verde
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  • Social
  • São Vicente, Cape Verde

Public Happiness: for young people from the periphery of Mindelo in Cape Verde

With the arrival of the Corona Virus virus pandemic, Cape Verde also entered into a national emergency since April 1st, having been extended until May 2nd. As in so many other c...

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With the arrival of the Corona Virus virus pandemic, Cape Verde also entered into a national emergency since April 1st, having been extended until May 2nd. As in so many other c...

With the arrival of the Corona Virus virus pandemic, Cape Verde also entered into a national emergency since April 1st, having been extended until May 2nd. As in so many other countries, especially those with socio-economic problems such as Cape Verde, this state has worsened the country's financial situation, taking the unemployment rate, food scarcity and generalized poverty to an extreme, which obliges the government to channel all possible funds to combat these issues.

In this way, educational and socio-cultural associations like ours, which depend on funding from the government and other institutions, saw their funds being canceled due to the economic crisis adjacent to the current pandemic.

In order for us to continue our activities and cover the monthly expenses inherent to the work done in the two youth centers on the periphery of Mindelo, we need alternative support and the goodwill and help of all.

So we aim to raise funds so that we can maintain the following activities:

  • Music school : involves around 70 elements from the neighborhoods of Craquinha, Pedra Rolada and Madeira Island and continues with the technical support of Ass. Baule dei Suoni ; classes take place together every night from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm.
  • Summer school: With the end of the school, the summer school is organized for children from 6 to 12 years old, occupying them from 9 am to 1 pm with games, arts, tours, field trips, etc.
  • Combating alcoholism : Awareness raising with posters, pamphlets and some meetings with professionals in the field.
  • Support in secondary school : There are about 50 young people to whom we pay, in private school, the monthly fee.
  • Support to entrepreneurship : support in the elaboration of projects, referrals to financing institutions, dissemination of the philosophy of the civil economy.
  • Explanations for primary school children : about 150 children between morning and afternoon.
  • Football : at Pedra Rolada we follow Atlético de Pedra Rolada and at Craquinha we have a partnership with Real Sociedade.

  • Dance : several groups of different ages and of different modalities.
  • Recording studios: in the two centers we have a recording studio where young people compose and elaborate their sounds.
  • Theater : Group of children and adolescents with greater expression in Craquinha.
  • Capoeira : about 50 participating children, from 6 to 14 years old.
  • Female promotion : holding beauty afternoons, open conversations with pertinent themes, tea afternoon, varied activities
  • Promoting a healthy relationship with nature : Cleaning campaigns in the community and on the beaches, walks, hiking in the mountains and in the fields.
  • Screening of films : on Sundays, at 7.30 pm.

About the author

Espaço Jovem noted the need for healthy spaces for young people, free from commercial interests. The project has been developed since 2003 on the outskirts of Mindelo, in the Pedra Rolada area and since 2008 in the Fernando Pó / Craquinha area. In both neighborhoods, it expanded the spaces with the coverage of the terraces and, equipping them with chairs, cabinets, sports and artistic materials.

Leaning on 3 young people from Mindelo who were sent to the Italian university for training youth center youth workers, he started his intervention work, promoting the dynamic characteristics of the young world such as sport, music, theater, dance and adding support school. Activities were born and died, groups created and dispersed, as is normal in the young world, but bonds of friendship and memories have been created that build a positive basis for personal and sometimes also professional life for those involved.

Some fruits of these dynamics are:

The theater group “Craq'otchod” which no longer exists, but which was the most well-known group in Mindelo and with projections also at national level and abroad.

The “Sab Sebim” orchestra, where over 200 teenagers spent learning different instruments, including violin and transverse flute, and which today plays with a number of approximately 70 elements.

The creation of the tourist route on the island of Madeira, where almost 800 tourists, mainly Germans, have already passed, which always arouses a lot of interest and which contributed greatly to changing the image of an area considered "guetto".

The emergence of the Real Sociedade that brings together all the sports modalities of Craquinha / Fernando Pó.

We also emphasize that Espaço Jovem contributes to the university education of 15 young people (2 social assistants, 1 philosophy, 3 law, 1 architecture, 2 physical education, 2 educational sciences, 1 marine sciences, 1 biology, 1 renewable energy, 1 engineering), as well as for about 40 young people in higher education.

Also noteworthy is the pacification of all “gangs” on the periphery of Mindelo and the reduction of violence in the Fernando Pó / Craquinha area.

Youth Space Partners:

International:

 

National:

  • Capuchin brothers from Cape Verde;
  • Biosphere
  • INDP
  • São Vicente City Council (CMSV)
  • Ponta Pon sports and cultural association
  • Mindelo Cultural Center

www.espacojovemsv.org

Budget and due dates

5000 euros until May 31, 2020 to support the activities of May.

Monthly expenses:

Sustainability of the two centers: 1500 €

Activities: 1740 €

Support for High School Students: 1300 €

Campaign commissions: 460 €

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28/07/2020

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