Novo Rumo Project
WACT

Novo Rumo Project

Novo Rumo is a social project which aims to reduce the accumulation of urban solid waste in São Tomé and Príncipe (STP), while giving them a new course through reuse.

  • 625

    raised

    104% of 600€

    23 backers

  • 24/08/2018

    Expired on

  • Completed

    This project has been successfully funded

Novo Rumo is a social project which aims to reduce the accumulation of urban solid waste in São Tomé and Príncipe (STP), while giving them a new course through reuse.

In STP there’s heavily accumulated solid waste on the floors, the water courses, and the sea. There are many factors that contribute to this situation, such as: (1) the unstable political structure; (2) the relaxed social and cultural structures which end up influencing the country’s progress and development; (3) the lack of human resources, due to poor formations from the entities responsible for waste management; and (4) the existence of incorrect environmental practices from the population, caused by the low frequency of environmental education initiatives. In this way, there is no investment towards the education of the population and, therefore, they end up not knowing about the thematic.

Similarly, we verified there were two target audiences which deserved our special attention. On one hand, the inmates of the Prisão Central of STP and, on the other, youngsters between the ages of 15 and 25, from the city of Neves, in the Lembá district.

Thus, through workshops of reuse of plastic and metal waste with the inmates of the Prisão Central of STP, we intend to train them for a better reinstatement into society and the labor market. Furthermore, we believe that by enabling the São Tomé youngsters through the creation of innovative projects, we’ll enhance STP as an entrepreneurial and youth potentiator country.

Um Novo Rumo para os reclusos e para os jovens.

What do the solid waste, the youngsters and inmates have in common? Just as the waste is unvalued, discarded and, above all else, poorly used, the inmates and youth don’t find their skills being properly valued. Albeit for different reasons, both are excluded social groups, which makes for a bigger waste of human skills and an increase of risk behaviors. That all leads to our project: Novo Rumo. It is our responsibility to get a hold of all these different agents of society and enable them for the day to day activities, while potentiating and encouraging the creation of entrepreneurial work.

Seeing as Novo Rumo fits into environmental education and valuation, it is imperative to promote moments of training for these young people and inmates. In a developed society as the one we know, when we saw young people who don’t study nor work, we clearly saw youngsters without a course. What happens with these young people? When they don’t have a chance to pursue an academic and/or professional interest? How can they boost their own personal and social growth? The truth is, there aren’t many solutions and this leads to a misuse of skills. This is how Novo Rumo will affect their lives!

About the author

Novo Rumo is one of the many Projetos Spirit’18 from the year 2018. These projects are developed under the WACT SPIRIT program, promoted by WACT - We Are Changing Together, a Non-Governmental Development Organization (NGDO).

Novo Rumo is a social and entrepreneurial project consisting of 3 “changemakers”:

Carolina Pires, aged 21, is currently finishing her degree in Management and Territory Planning.

Mariana Cunha, aged 21, is currently on the 1st year of Bioengineering and Nanosystems Master’s Degree.

Susana Nóbrega, aged 24, is finishing her Clinical and Health Psychology Master’s dissertation.

Equipa Novo Rumo

The composing team reveals an interest in the environmental valuation and prevention, as well as an interest in protecting human health. Furthermore, they have practice in the fields of waste recycling and reuse, and have developed a great interest in their treatment process, also showing technical skills regarding the plastic arts. Concerning the team’s skills and resources, it makes sense to point out that the composing changemakers are linked to very different areas of study, which might be interesting and, even, very useful to the construction and implementation of the project.

Budget and due dates

In order to achieve the proposed goals for each workshop, we will need the following:

  • Hot glue pistols and hot glue tubes
  • Scissors, box cutters and box cutter razor packs
  • Markers, pens, patafix and duct tape
  • Reams of paper, A4 folders and scenery sheets
  • Stapler and recharges
  • Twine, fishing line, paint and brushes
  • Commuting between the city of Neves and São Tomé in order to do the workshops in the Prisão Central of STP
  • Identification for each trainee
  • Prints and certificates

In this sense, we will need your help in order to make our project not only possible but also sustainable. To this end, we will be raising funds until August 25th of 2018!

  • Invest with
    2€ or more

    Thanks by email.

    By contributing with 2€ you will be giving our project a vote of confidence, while also being a part of the change. Thank you for believing with us! With each step we build a New Course!

    1 backer

  • Invest with
    5€ or more

    Thanks by email and a Novo Rumo pen.

    More than a vote of confidence to resolve the solid waste issue in São Tomé and Príncipe, you’ll be changing your world and everyone else’s. By contributing with 5€ you will receive a custom email and a Novo Rumo pen. With each step we build a New Course! (Deliveries: October 2018; Free shipping to Portugal)

    12 backers

  • Invest with
    20€ or more

    Thanks by email, pen and a Novo Rumo cloth bag.

    About a billion plastic bags are used every day around the world. Every time you go shopping for groceries bring a reusable bag! By contributing with 20€ you will get, besides the custom email and pen, a Novo Rumo clot bag. With each step we build a New Course! (Deliveries: October 2018; Free shipping to Portugal)

    7 backers

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    Thanks by email, pen, cloth bag and a Novo Rumo t-shirt.

    By contributing with 50€ you’re helping us with part of the necessary materials for the Practical Course of Waste Reusing with the youth of the city of Neves, in the Lembá district. As such, besides the custom email, the pen and the cloth bag, you will also receive a Novo Rumo t-shirt so you may feel even closer to our project. With each step we build a New Course! (Deliveries: October 2018; Free shipping to Portugal)

    2 backers

  • Invest with
    100€ or more

    Thanks by email, pen, cloth bag, t-shirt and a Novo Rumo stainless bottle.

    Did you know that every minute about a million drinks are sold in plastic bottles? Choose reusable products! By contributing with 100€ you’re helping with the necessary materials for the workshops in the Prisão Central of São Tomé and Príncipe, as well as our commuting. Therefore, apart from getting a custom email, a pen, a cloth bag and a t-shirt, you will also receive a stainless bottle so you can create the change with us. With each step we build a New Course! (Deliveries: October 2018; Free shipping to Portugal)

    2 backers

Fri, 30/10/2020 - 13:02

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 10:40

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 18:13

Agradecimento

O Novo Rumo agradece a todos aqueles que contribuiram ao longo desta campanha. Em outubro, após a implementação do projeto em São Tomé, trataremos das respetivas recompensas. P...

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24/08/2018

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Tue, 21/08/2018 - 15:40

100% reached

WE DID IT! We met our initial target but the fundraising can continue

Thu, 16/08/2018 - 05:01

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 21:21

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Campaign launched

30/07/2018

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  • Novo Rumo

    Agradecimento

    O Novo Rumo agradece a todos aqueles que contribuiram ao longo desta campanha. Em outubro, após a implementação do projeto em São Tomé, trataremos das respetivas recompensas.
    Para mais informações acompanhem o projeto através das nossas redes sociais (facebook e instagram).

    A cada passo construímos um Novo Rumo!

    A equipa,
    Carolina Pires
    Mariana Cunha
    Susana de Nóbrega

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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Carlos Nóbrega

    24/08/2018 - 02:38

    Espero que consigam, realmente, atingir o vosso objetivo de tornar o mundo num lugar melhor!

  • Jose Paixao

    21/08/2018 - 15:40

    Força !

  • Anonymous

    18/08/2018 - 18:46

  • Anonymous

    18/08/2018 - 04:26

    Tekki-shodan

  • Joel Nóbrega

    17/08/2018 - 22:38

  • Teresa Couceiro

    17/08/2018 - 16:17

    Obrigada por terem "posto mãos à obra" nesta tentativa de ajudar o planeta.

  • Anonymous

    16/08/2018 - 05:01

    Keep Going!

  • Anonymous

    16/08/2018 - 02:00

  • Anonymous

    14/08/2018 - 19:46

  • Anonymous

    13/08/2018 - 15:48

    Projeto muito bem idealizado, reflete muito trabalho, empenho e dedicação. Votos de que corra tudo bem! Leandra e Jesuína

  • Anonymous

    11/08/2018 - 15:03

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  • Joana Morna

    08/08/2018 - 18:55

  • Carolina Freitas

    06/08/2018 - 17:44

    Excelente iniciativa, espero que consigam atingir o vosso objetivo :)

  • Anonymous

    06/08/2018 - 00:11

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