Sim Somos Capazes connects young people with disabilities to the job market, giving them the opportunity to practice a profession before being integrated by a company.
Sim Somos Capazes links young people with special needs to the job market, giving them the opportunity to practice and learn a profession before being integrated by a company in the region.
We all have dreams, regardless of our economic or social condition, some more realistic and others less, however they are dreams! But when built, worked, directed and the opportunity arises, it seems to us more and more reality and what was then a dream became existence.
Young people with disabilities also have dreams and never let us down when we provide them with the conditions to achieve them. It was like this in 2017 when, after compulsory schooling, they had no way out of their lives, it is so today in the paths that they themselves want to trace.
We have young people who like agriculture, we have young people who like cooking. Some cultivate for friends, others cook what friends cultivate and everything changes, even their own lives.
In order to move from dream to reality, it is necessary to certify all these experiences that have been realized with the wishes of our young people (greenhouses, vegetable gardens, kitchen, bar).
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About the author
Sim, Somos Capazes is a partnership between Associação Desportiva e Cultural Santa Isabel, which is an IPSS - legal person nº 503683736 , with the social security identification number 20018215381 , with headquarters Travessa Nova do Cruzeiro nº60 4410-283 , Canelas in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto and the Canelas School Group with the objective of transforming the dreams of young people with disabilities into real and sustainable projects.
In addition to the partnership established with the Canelas Schools Group, we also have great support, impulse and monitoring from the Municipal Chamber of Gaia, as well as with the Canelas Parish Council.
Other companies join our project in order to collaborate with us on several initiatives: Epis; ESE- Porto; A3s; Apply; Fabmaq; Vinylplás; ENC Energy; J Pinto Leitão; BNP; MAF; Marbrinde; Nádia Seixas - remodeling; Termobrasa; United to TT; Santa Isabel Trail; Cinnamon folk ranch; BB Douro among other people in the community who directly or indirectly give incentive to our activities and actions.
In 2017, three young people with disabilities finished their compulsory education at the Canelas School Group. They went home because the institutions were full and did not have the maturity to pursue professional training.
A father, a teacher and a social worker unhappy with the situation contacted the Grouping of Canelas that created the conditions for the project to develop. The Sports and Cultural Association Santa Isabel gives hands to the project and thus the “Yes, We are Capaz” appears.
The SIM methodology is very simple, it believes that if young people have dreams and give them the opportunity to realize them, they will become much more involved and acquire the skills necessary for their realization.
So far we are not mistaken. In 2017 we started to serve some cakes and coffees on a table in a corridor of a school building where there were other projects. With the proceeds of what we sold, we bought the building materials to make works and thus created Sim Café. While some served, others did works and soon we found that some had the skill and taste for some things, others for others. We started building greenhouses, vegetable gardens, chicken coops and other young people who also fit into these and other dreams came in. Today, in addition to these dreams, we have a laundry, a car cleaning service, a band, a theater group, a surf project, adapted sailing ... yes, dreams are not just about work, that's why we are always involved in all types of projects, because we believe that “we are going to dream” (Sebastião da Gama).
Budget and due dates
This is a social entrepreneurship initiative that also aims to create a social franchise in other schools and groups across the country.
Next year we would like to launch this new product line with a view to expanding opportunities for our young people and thereby adding training value.
Health, Hygiene and Safety at Work Services, Services and Food Safety: 553.50 euros
Kitchen utensils needed to increase activity: 945.45 euros
Containers for products and packaging for sale and advertising: 500 euros
PPL rewards: 100 euros
PPL Commission: 193.70 euros
Total = 2292.65