Who is ADOLESCERE?
ADOLESCERE – Associação de Apoio à Criança e ao Adolescente is a non-profit organization – Private Institution of Social Solidarity – being an integrant part of Braga’s Social Network. It has national scope and unlimited duration, with headquarters in Braga.
What are its mission and objectives?
ADOLESCERE – Associação de Apoio à Criança e Adolescente, IPSS – aims to promote the improvement of the quality of life of the population vulnerable to social risk, in particular children and adolescents with or without family and/or institutional support, through the promotion of projects and activities of psychosocial, educational, training and cultural scope.
It aims to provide services and other initiatives to promote the health, well-being and quality of life of children and adolescents, families and communities, namely
– Support for children and adolescents in situations of social risk;
– Support for their social and community integration;
– Health promotion and protection;
– Education and training of children, adolescents and their families.
ETMA and ADOLESCERE?
Under its Policy IMPROVING LIVES – TOGETHER FOR A CAUSE ETMA’s employees annually choose an institution to sponsor, and for 2023 the chosen institution was ADOLESCERE.
To start this partnership ETMA received the responsible of the Institution, Carla Fernandes – Direction’s President and Rui Dória – Direction’s Member, in their facilities and together with the internal team their greatest needs were approached and identified.
Their greatest needs include seeking cooperation with companies and partners in the area of education and vocational training, for the citizens of the world they are receiving, often refugees from countries such as Afghanistan, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, among others.
These citizens are the target of human rights violations and it is everyone’s responsibility to contribute to fighting the phenomena that lead to social exclusion and deprotection and to combat the factors of exclusion, fostering citizenship values, thus contributing to a fairer and more equitable society, both locally and nationally.
In February, the first internal campaign will already take place to collect donations, including comforters, blankets, coats, and sweaters.
In the scope of this sponsorship, ETMA, together with ADOLESCERE and other partners already mentioned, will now outline and put into practice actions and dynamics that may meet ADOLESCERE’s needs, particularly directed to refugees.
Should any particular person or company wish to join ETMA and support this cause, please contact us through the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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