Prince Project 2022
The Prince Project 2022 intends to take the mission of Sonha, Faz e Acontece to Prince Island, allowing, after a 2-year break, to work closely with the Island's volunteers. With this goal in mind, over the course of two months, 6 Portuguese volunteers together with volunteers from Prince island will cooperate to spread our mission: We dream and make education and sustainable development happen in Portuguese-speaking African Countries (PALOP) .
With a focus on responding to the real needs of the communities of Prince Island, we develop several activities in the area of education and social entrepreneurship.
Concurso de Empreendedorismo 2019
Among these activities, we highlight the following:
1. Entrepreneurship Contest - Continuing training in the areas of entrepreneurship and English; Conducting mentoring sessions and monitoring the business ideas of local entrepreneurs; Attribution of financial support to the two winning ideas, as well as monitoring them remotely.
2. Xináa Fogáa summer camp (“Learning to Play”) – Organization of a summer camp for about 100 children aged 6 to 12, with recreational and educational activities.
3. Gravana Workshops - Organization of recreational and educational activities for children from 3 to 16 years old from the various communities on the Island.
4. Professional internships - Promotion of short-term internships for young people between the ages of 16 and 18 in partnership with companies operating on the island of Príncipe, as a way of bringing young people from the island closer to the job market.
Campo de Férias 2019
About the author
In 2010, driven by the desire to create value, a group of friends flew to Prince Island, in Saint Thomas and Prince. There they discovered a different reality, where happiness and smiles prevailed, but where there were no dreams of a different future, or of an alternative to the existing reality.
Books to read, teachers to teach, libraries to study, training in the most diverse areas. In Prince, there was and still is a lot to be done for education. Sonha, Faz e Acontece wants to actively participate in this urgent change.
Educating is taking care of the future! This is how, in April 2012, Sonha, Faz e Acontece was born, an association of volunteering and social entrepreneurship, whose "dream" is to promote education in Portuguese-speaking African Countries. We started on the Prince island, but we want to take education wherever it is needed. Currently, the year in which we celebrate 10 years of association, we are focused on three lines of action – one in Portugal and two in Príncipe – and all the help and income are necessary for us to be able to carry out the projects we have outlined.
It's about education. Education leads to freedom. Education is “the most powerful weapon one can use to change the world”, Nelson Mandela.
Budget and due dates
The crowdfunding campaign ends on the 20th of June . Over the last 6 months, our volunteers have organized various fundraising activities, having raised, so far, around 3,700 euros. Our objective is to raise, through this crowdfunding platform, the necessary amount (in short supply) to develop all the planned activities.
This is the ninth time that Prince Project has financed itself through this crowdfunding platform. In 2013, the Project raised the necessary amount to finance the reconstruction of the School Roça Abade (also on the Prince island) and in the following years it exceeded the financial objectives previously set.
If our campaign is fully financed, there are two commissions: one of 5% + VAT charged by the PPL and another of 2.5% + VAT to cover the commissions of payment partners (PayPal, Multibanco References, etc.). In this case, if €500 is raised, the total amount of commissions payable is €46.13, with the net value for the Project being €453.88