Project Principe 2015
PPL Causas
  • Education
  • Ilha do Príncipe, São Tomé e Príncipe

Project Principe 2015

We dream and make education and sustainable development happen in Portuguese-speaking African countries.

  • 2804

    raised

    112% of 2 500€

    118 backers

  • 15/07/2015

    Expired on

  • Completed

    This project has been successfully funded

We dream and make education and sustainable development happen in Portuguese-speaking African countries.

This is Sonha, Faz e Acontece mission and Project Principe 2015 is another step towards that goal. We will return to Principe for the fourth year in a row and this year we will be there for four months. During this time we will implement several activities designed to address the persistent shortages of the island and its inhabitants.

Among those activities, we point out:

1. Xináa Fogáa (“Learn how to play”) summer camp – organization of a summer camp for 100 children, with different educational and ludic activities;

2. Principe Languages Center – renovation of a classroom in one of Santo Antonio’s schools and supply of dictionaries and handbooks in several languages;

3. Reconstruction of Heath Community Center in Roça Abade – rebuilding of that roça’s health center, with a population of around 120 inhabitants, half of which are children;

4. Gravana school – continuing training and education for young kids from 12 to 16 years old in English, Spanish, Entrepreneurship, Science, Math, IT, Finance, Tax, Law, Communication and Advertising;

5. Intervention in the hospital’s pediatric waiting room – renovation of a room in the city hospital to provide a nice and comfortable place for children and their families when they need medical care in those facilities;

6. Professions Open Day – organization of a professions fair in the island capital, the city of Santo Antonio.
 

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7. Entrepreneurship contest – mentor and monitor sessions for entrepreneurs with viable business ideas and provide financial support to the two winning ideas;

8. Gravana University – continuing education in areas like Management, Health and IT directed to people aged 16 and more.

All these projects will be developed by 24 volunteers (20 Portuguese and 4 from Principe) between July and October. For more information about Project Principe 2015, please visit our blog (only in Portuguese).

About the author

In 2010, moved by the desire to create value, a group of friends flew to Principe Island in Sao Tome and Principe. There they discovered a different reality, where happiness and smiles prevailed, but dreams of a different future or an alternative reality didn’t exist. Books to read, teachers to teach, libraries to study, training in several areas… in Principe there was - and still is – a lot to do for the education of those children. ‘Sonha, Faz e Acontece’ wants to actively participate in this urgent need for change. Because to educate is to take care of the future!

That was how, in April 2012, ‘Sonha, Faz e Acontece’ was born. We area social entrepreneurship and volunteerism association whose dream is to promote education in Portuguese-speaking African Countries (PALOP countries).

We started with Principe Island, our pilot project, but our intention is to expand our activity to other countries where education is still a basic need. Currently, we are focused on two lines of action – one in Portugal, the other in Principe – and all the help and money are necessary in order to achieve the projects we have outlined. It is education that we are speaking about. Education is synonymous with freedom. Education is "the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela.

Budget and due dates

The crowdfunding campaign ends on July, 15th. During the past 9 months, the volunteers organized several fundraising activities. So far, the fundraising amounts to up to 6.000,00 euros. Our main goal is to raise the remaining amount of money we need to develop all the planned activities through this crowdfunding platform.
This is the third time Sonha, Faz e Acontece finances its project through this crowdfunding platform. In 2013, Project Principe 2013 raised the amount needed to rebuild the school in Roça Abade (in Principe Island) and in 2014 it surpassed the the initially set target.

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    Thanks note in Facebook and in the Project's blog

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    Thanks note in Facebook and in the Project's blog + SFA's postcard (delivery costs included)

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    Thanks note in Facebook and in the Project's blog + SFA's postcard + SFA's notebook (delivery costs included)

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    Thanks note in Facebook and in the Project's blog + SFA's postcard + SFA's mug (delivery costs included)

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    Thanks note in Facebook and in the Project's blog + SFA's postcard + SFA's t-shirt (delivery costs included)

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Wed, 20/11/2019 - 17:41

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 18:10

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

15/07/2015

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

15/06/2015

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