We dream and make education and sustainable development happen in Portuguese-speaking African countries.
We dream and make education and sustainable development happen at the African Portuguese-speaking countries.
This is Sonha, Faz e Acontece mission and Project Principe 2017 is another step towards that goal. We are going back to Principe for the sixth year in a row and during three months we will be implementing activities that urge to respond to that community's needs.
We highlight the following activities:
1. Xináa Fogáa (“Learn how to play”) Summer Camp – around 100 children will be taking part of our Summer Boot Camp with leisure and training activities;
2. Gravana School – continuous training for youngsters from 12 to 16 years old in the following subjects: Portuguese, English, Computer Science and Maths;
3. Rebuilding Picao School– recovering the classrooms of the primary school in Picao, namely to repair and replace doors and windows, to restore tables and chairs and to paint the walls;
4. Rebuilding Sao Joaquim Health Center - recovering the health community center in Sao Joaquim, one of the poorest communities of the island at about 9 km from the city of Santo Antonio, namely to repair the electricity and the plumbing systems and to paint the building;
5. Traineeships – promoting short internships for youngsters from 16 up to 18 years old, partnering with companies implemented on the island of Príncipe;
6. Entrepreneurship Competition – conducting mentoring sessions and follow-up business ideas developed by local entrepreneurs and financially supporting to two winning ideas, as well as providing remote monitoring;
7. Gravana University – continuing education in Entrepreneurship, Communication and Personal Development, English and Computer Science aimed at youngsters/young adults from 16 years old onwards.
Projects will be developed in the field by a team of 17 volunteers: 14 from Portugal, 2 from Principe and 1 from Spain, from July till September. For more information about the Project please check out blog (portuguese only).