Education

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

GVC Onlus

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

116 361.00

Start Year

2009

End Year

2010

Country

Region

Sector

Summary

Lebanon presents a good legal framework as regards support given to the education and training of disabled students, legislation which unfortunately does not always translate into concrete action in daily school activities.

For this reason, although the country has avant-guard legislation which guarantees equal opportunity to the disabled, including the right to education, the mechanisms necessary to the concrete application of this legislation are lacking.

This integration project aims to favor an improvement of the cultural, educational, and operative skills of school staff (training-for-trainers) on the one hand, while stimulating related institutions, civil society, and entire communities to take an active part in the process of social inclusion of disabled children.

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

GVC Onlus

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

162 376.00

Start Year

2011

End Year

2011

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

This project aims to guarantee children in the Ravine-Parc community the right to education

Summary

This project aims to guarantee children in the Ravine-Parc community the right to education through the construction of a school which adheres to anti-seismic norms and through the organization of awareness activities about disaster prevention and personal hygiene.

The children of the Ravin-Parc community will directly benefit from the construction of the school, and the entire community will be involved in awareness activities.

Construction of a school with a metal structure, adhering to anti-seismic norms, which holds up to 240 children;
Outfitting the school;
Construction of playgrounds;
Distribution of scholastic kits;
Awareness activities with students, families and school personnel on environmental and climactic disaster prevention, and personal hygiene, specifically focused on cholera prevention.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

GVC Onlus

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

52 146.00

Start Year

2013

End Year

2013

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Reduce disease transmitted by water in the Nippes Department through support to the activities of the local institutions DINEPA and DPC, supply of tools for control and treatment of water for a better containment of and response to infectious disease.

Summary

Direct project beneficiaries included the residents of the three communities inside the Nippes Department (l’Asile, Fond des Negres, Paillant), while indirect beneficiaries include the entire urban and rural population of the Nippes Department.

The activities include:

• Construction/reinforcement of at least 6 ORPs (Oral Rehydrating Points) in the department, providing hygienic structures;

• Organization of training sessions on cholera prevention, water treatment, and the use/production of chlorine as well as its sale for the DPC, in collaboration with the DINEPA;

• Implementation of a substantial awareness campaign through the DPC network of volunteers in all Departments dealing with: 1. water treatment 2. use of chlorine on a household level 3. protection of water sources; DPC staff training about chlorine production and use, and provision of quality water kits;

• DINEPA staff training about water quality control and monitoring, and provision of quality water kits;

• Support of DINEPA in the development of a departmental level plan for monitoring and water strategy.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

GVC Onlus

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

35 000.00

Start Year

2009

End Year

2011

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

The project improved the professional preparation and the educational programs of IEI personnel within the municipality of Belo Horizonte and to promote the exchange of experiences in childhood education between Italy and Brazil, in synergy with the Educaçao project, co-financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Summary

“A School for the Future” guaranteed the good conditions in health and hygiene, accessibility and security, which allowed the community Institution of Children's Education (IEI), Clara e Francisco, currently operating within the Belo Horizonte municipal health care service to remain within this service and continue to host approximately 117 children from 0 to 6 years of age.

The activities include:

• Co-financing the construction of a new primary school in Aguas Claras for 270 children;

• Training for the teachers carried out by Coopselios pedagogues during two field missions;

• Health and Hygiene Recovery of the community IEI Clara e Francisco according to the law (kitchen and bathroom able to be accessed by disabled children) in collaboration with the project financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) to increase the school's capacity to host 117 children instead of the current 86;

• Internal recovery and restructuring of an already existing room in the nursery, as well as a multifunctional room, along with repair of outside walls including waterproofing. Ordering of external playgrounds with particular attention to school security through the construction of a fence and an educational garden, increasing the 'green' surface area of the school by 400 m2 and at the same time contributing to the school's self-sufficiency as far as food consumption;

• Supply of tools and educational materials for the IEI Clara e Francisco;

• Exchange of experiences in the field of children's education between Italy and Brazil through a mission to Coopselios and Reggio Children educational structure in Italy in which 8 teachers and directors from Belo Horizonte will participate, taking part in informational workshops, training and exchange.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

GVC Onlus

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

1 473 820.00

Start Year

2008

End Year

2011

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

The project aims to give impetus to the new Educational Plan for Brazilian children from 0-6 years old, through special support of the infrastructure of five Childhood Educational Institutes (IEI) operating in

agreement with the Belo Horizonte Municipality in the Barriero district.

Summary

The Educaçao project gave impetus to the new Educational Plan for children from 0-6 years old, through special support of the infrastructure of five Childhood Educational Institutes (IEI) operating in agreement with the Belo Horizonte Municipality in the Barriero district, one of nine administrations in the Belo Horizone Prefecture. The project also promoted an educational plan for local staff and the creation of a didactic exchange through well-known Italian models such as the one adopted by Reggio Children of Reggio Emilia. The right to education of children of this age group has been guaranteed within the context of the National Education Plan and Children's Educational Policy of the Ministry of Education, in an area at high risk for social exclusion.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

GVC Onlus

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

70 000.00

Start Year

2011

End Year

2011

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

The project improved the socio-economic conditions of the Municipality of Rosario's population, by reinforcing the eco-sustainable productive model and by enhancing the city's green spaces.

Summary

The project addressed to 700 urban farmers, of which 60% women working with agro ecologic practices, natural cosmetic and vegetables, biologic fertilizers, and to a network of almost 300 agro ecologic consumers, brought benefits to the entire population of the Municipality of Rosario (almost 900.000 people). Green spaces and the natural and touristic landscape were valued and the productive model based on biological intensive production and associative dynamics were reinforced.
The activities include:
• Creation of the Rosario's Urban Farmers Network;
• Extension and diversification of the local value chain thanks to the creation of biological community garden, production, storage and seed transformation centers, realization of a productive plant for seeds, fertilizers, insecticides and aromatic plants;
• Strengthening and diversification of the urban gardens' marketing channels thanks to an awareness raising campaign, an information program on agro ecologic consuming and creation of the Agroecologic Consumers' Network;
• Enhancing the natural and turistic dimension of the urban spaces in Rosario, thanks to the organization and realization of turistic itineraries, the creation of 5 training classes and the realization of an International Seminar on Urban Agriculture.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

DGRV

Partners

Budget range (€)

Start Year

2016

End Year

2019

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Contributing to the rural sustainable development by strengthening cooperatives through innovation in the area of adult education for the purpose of improving basic organizational skills of people.

 

Summary

In Turkey there is a significant difference in development and living conditions between urban and rural ares. Cooperatives in rural areas are considered to promote the economy and improve the living conditions in rural areas. However, cooperatives in Turkey still need to develop in order to be sustainable and effective. The Turkisch cooperative sector is hallmarked by a lack of social capital and the culture of working together as well as by inadequacies of digital and e-commerce skills especially for people in rural areas. Specific training approaches for disadvantaged groups like people in rural areas, women and unemployed people are limited or inadequate and ineffective due to a limited number of qualified trainers as well as legal, bureaucratic and financial issue. The project therefore aims at strengthening the Turkish cooperative sector by improving its training measures and education of its people. Specific objectives of the project are developing a new cooperative training programme through innovation (especially in the areas of e-commerce, marketing, branding and promotion as well as communication and working together), strengthening the capacity of stakeholders  and trainers in trainings for cooperatives, increasing number and participants of cooperative trainings as well as increasing the skills and competencies of cooperative administrators/members  and dissemination of best practices.

 

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

DGRV

Partners

Budget (€)

1 190 000.00

Start Year

2014

End Year

2017

Country

Region

Sector

Summary

The joint goal of DGRV and CAK is to optimize the management of selected agricultural cooperatives in a way that allows them to provide growth-stipulating services to their small-holder members. CAK as the umbrella organization in cooperation with other cooperative organizations will offer more demand-oriented services. The focus will be on dairy cooperatives.The project offers trainings in particular on cooperative organization and management topics. The cooperatives in their function as companies will be more efficient and productive, and provide competitive services to their members. The aim is to improve the productivity, efficiency, and sustainability of Kenya’s agricultural sector in the long run.Important fields of action are:

-    Sector analyses, identification of pilot cooperatives and  their needs in the field of dairy business
-    Development and implementation of a strategy for needbased services and structured human resource development of CAK
-    Qualification of professionals and leaders, in particular for governance, management, and control systems including training of trainers
-    Development of recommendations helping to improve the Kenyan system of agricultural cooperatives in the field good governance, management, internal control systems, finance and auditing
-    Exchange of experience for the dissemination of lessons learnt from the pilot cooperatives as well as strengthening of national and international networks in the cooperative sector

The project is implemented on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Partners in Kenya are the Ministry for Industrialization and Enterprise Development, which is responsible for the cooperative sector, the national umbrella organization CAK (Co-operative Alliance of Kenya Ltd.), as well as cooperative education institutes and national cooperative divisional association
 

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Co-operative College

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

100 700.00

Start Year

2015

End Year

2016

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

The objective for this project is to create:

‘A strengthened and reconstructed Cooperative Movement among the Tamil Community in the North of Sri Lanka; greater awareness and support of the Coooperative Model for the Sri-Lanka diaspora communities in the UK’.

Summary

The project "Rebuilding a Cooperative Movement in northern Sri Lanka" is sponsored by Co-operatives UK since 2015   and it envisages in three core outcomes:

  • A shift from a project donor model to a collective enterprise model
  • Recognition by internal and external stakeholders in Sri Lanka and the UK of the importance of the Co-operative Model
  • A coalition of internal and external stakeholders taking the cooperative movement forward.

From these outcomes there will be three core work streams, all of which are mapped out in the project budget and include:

  • Knowledge sharing and mapping the existing situation, including events with other NGO’s on the ground such as the Swedish Cooperative Centre and the ILO.
  • Working with existing stakeholders – i.e. signposting other resources and projects; training NGOs working with cooperatives; a training session in the UK for diaspora groups on cooperatives; the possibility of promoting ‘learning representatives’ at the local level; and information on how to access funding.
  • Capacity building programmes, which will be the core of the project. The proposed list of topics (based on suggestions in Vavuniya) includes: Train the trainers  - using modern approaches; Farming as a business; Cooperative identity; Business management including finance; Specific programmes for women – leadership and for the large number of war widows; a programmes for district coop officials.

 

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

GVC – GRUPPO DI VOLONTARIATO CIVILE ONG

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

2 850 000.00

Start Year

2000

End Year

2016

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

To support ‘Casa del Joven Voluntario’ which promotes campaigns and activities for the protection of child rights through a child-to-child approach.

Summary

Thanks to the members of COOP Northeast and Boorea ‘Casa del Joven Voluntario’ is established in the poorest area of Nicaragua. The project’s goal is to strengthen the capacities of young people to exercise their rights on different issues: sexual and reproductive rights, child trafficking and prostitution, prison and detention conditions and child abuse. The creation of a shared space (the center) is to initiate a dialogue among young people (child-to-child approach involving young voluntaries) and  the community as well as society as a whole, including decision makers. Part of the action is to provide scholarships, material and opportunities to attend school and the creation of social defence networks. Training workshops, seminars, forum discussions, and campaigns are organized to ensure that thousands of children and young people from the poorest families in the area become empowered actors of change reducing their risk of becoming victims of economic and sexual exploitation.

Thanks to the activities of “Casa del Joven Voluntario” more than 5000 children, throughout these years,  have received care and attention and have been saved from potential exploitation or abuse. 

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