Project Principe 2016
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Project Principe 2016

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

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    87 backers

  • 22/07/2016

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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 2016 is another step towards that goal. We are going back to Principe for the fifth year in a row and during four 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 years old onwards in the following subjects: Portuguese, English, Spanish, Computer Science, Nature Science and Maths;

3. Rebuilding the library and the school’s canteen at Porto Real – renovating Porto Real’s school library with new dictionaries and school books and improving the room where students have their meals;

4. Public space cleaning campaigns – organizing deep cleaning campaigns at the Porto Real and Évora beach settlements and involving the community;

5. School gardens – monitoring the Porto Real’s school garden, created with Príncipe Project in 2015, aiming at developing local agriculture and farming habits for community use;

6. Traineeships – promoting short internships for youngsters from 16 up to 18 years old, partnering with companies implemented on the island of Príncipe;

7. 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;

8. Gravana University – continuing education in Management and Marketing, Development and Sustainable Tourism, Portuguese, 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 25 volunteers: 21 Portuguese volunteers and 4 Príncipe locals, from July till October.  For more information about the Project please check out blog (portuguese only).

Reabilitação do posto de saúde da Roça da Praia Abade

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, 22nd. During the past 9 months, the volunteers organized several fundraising activities. So far, the fundraising amounts to up to 3.000 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 fourth 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 and 2015  it surpassed the the initially set target.

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Mon, 25/05/2020 - 21:12

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 11:57

A Sonha, Faz e Acontece agradece o seu apoio

O Projeto Príncipe 2016 conseguiu cumprir com sucesso a campanha de crowdfunding, o que significa que estão assegurados os fundos necessários para a realização das atividades pr...

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Mon, 25/07/2016 - 10:59

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

22/07/2016

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

22/06/2016

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  • Sonha, Faz e Acontece - Projecto Príncipe

    A Sonha, Faz e Acontece agradece o seu apoio

    O Projeto Príncipe 2016 conseguiu cumprir com sucesso a campanha de crowdfunding, o que significa que estão assegurados os fundos necessários para a realização das atividades previstas até outubro. Esta conquista só foi possível porque contámos com a sua ajuda. Obrigada mais uma vez por acreditar na Sonha, Faz e Acontece e por ter sido a peça que faltava. Convido-o/a agora a acompanhar os trabalhos no terreno no blogue escrito pelos voluntários: https://medium.com/@Sonha_Faz_e_Acontece

    Cumprimentos sonhadores,
    Nádia Dinis
    (Coordenadora do Projeto Príncipe 2016)

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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Margarida Xavier Pinto Marante

    22/07/2016 - 18:01

  • Nuno Mota Gomes

    22/07/2016 - 17:55

    Força equipa. Tenho a certeza de que vão superar todos os objetivos e vão fazer a diferença. Saudades de casa.

  • Anonymous

    22/07/2016 - 15:30

  • Tiago Afonso

    22/07/2016 - 14:06

    Principe no <3

  • Carolina Gomes

    22/07/2016 - 13:58

    Principe no <3

  • Anonymous

    22/07/2016 - 12:03

  • Anonymous

    22/07/2016 - 09:46

  • Anonymous

    22/07/2016 - 00:01

  • Euclides Major

    21/07/2016 - 22:58

    Parabéns pela iniciativa! Projectos destes fazem toda a diferença! Mt força e boa sorte!

  • Anonymous

    21/07/2016 - 21:33

  • Maria João Matos

    21/07/2016 - 17:18

    É com imensa alegria que completo o objectivo com a minha contribuição! Obrigada SFA pelo vosso espírito de solidário. Nunca deixem de Sonhar e Fazer Acontecer!

  • Ana Catarina Quadrado Castro

    21/07/2016 - 14:50

    Boa sorte para o projeto!

  • João Medronho

    21/07/2016 - 14:49

    Parabéns pela iniciativa! Boa viagem e bom trabalho.

  • Zoe Taylor

    21/07/2016 - 14:45

  • Fernando Sá

    21/07/2016 - 13:14

  • Anonymous

    21/07/2016 - 10:43

  • Marta Gomes

    20/07/2016 - 23:03

  • Maria Rosário Santos Rodrigues Amaro

    20/07/2016 - 19:59

    Boa sorte e parabéns pela iniciativa

  • Ana Maria Casanova Pinto Morais

    20/07/2016 - 16:22

    Não esmoreçam! São iniciativas como a vossa, que engrandecem o ser humano. Os desfavorecidos precisam de toda a ajuda!

  • Anonymous

    20/07/2016 - 14:41