(…) Drosos Foundation is committed to enabling disadvantaged people to live a life of dignity.

Call for proposal for labour market integration

Drosos Foundation is inviting social enterprises from the German-speaking region of Switzerland, already involved in the area of labour market integration, to elaborate innovative proposals on how to further develop the quality of their offering. Call for Proposal (in German …

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Morocco

Tanouir – Mostakbali (my future)

Thanks to innovative methods of education, the project will promote the personal development of students in state primary schools in rural areas. More than 2,000 children from 8 schools will participate in creative workshops. Essential life skills will be taught …

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(…) Every individual bears the responsibility for him/herself, for others, for the environment. The Foundation creates aptitudes and promotes skills which enable people to fulfil these responsibilities.

Egypt

Rooftop farming

Rooftop farming is a simple means of improving environmental, social and economic conditions in a major city. The project aims to set up 500 small rooftop farms in a neglected district on the outskirts of Cairo in order to grow …

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Jordan

Identity in the urban environment – young people develop life skills

Four young artistes develop further their artistic identity as storytellers and theatre directors, in collaboration with the partner organisation. Working together with 30 young people in small groups, they will produce theatre performances and storytelling evenings for the general public …

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(…) The Foundation seeks a long-term impact of its projects. With regard to sustainability and social acceptance, the Foundation promotes cooperation between local partners, authorities or the private sector.

Tunisia

Creating employment opportunities for young people with disabilities

This project focuses on giving people with disabilities, especially young women, access to better vocational training conditions and to decent work opportunities in three governorates. A guidance and coordination system has been implemented between the local employment partners to identify …

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Lebanon

Theatre as a tool of empowerment for young people and practitioners

The project provides drama therapy workshops to 150 children and young people from low income and marginalised regions, as a means of improving their personal and social life skills, through exercises and the presentation of their own plays. In parallel, …

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(…) The Foundation regards aid relationships as equal partnerships. Project ideas are developed together with the partners, and project implementation is closely monitored by the Foundation.

Morocco

The “Centre of Second Chances”

In the “Centre of Second Chances”, 600 underpivileged fifteen to thirty-year-olds from the Greater Casablanca area receive individual support and coaching on a professional, educational and social level. These activities allow them to not only gain the self-confidence and values …

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Jordan

“Safi Crafts” Empowering Women in the Jordan Valley

The local Ghor Al-Safi Women’s Association based in the southern Jordan Valley is transforming its local handicraft production «Safi Crafts» into a small profitable enterprise that operates on a nationwide basis. The women cultivate indigo, extract the dye and use …

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Egypt

Cairo Contemporary Dance Center

The project aims to support a creative space that builds skills of young people and utilises contemporary dance as a form of self-expression. The “Cairo Contemporary Dance Center” is a professional, 3-year programme for young people 18-28 years old that …

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Germany

“Show what you can do!”

In the eastern parts of Germany, young people with problems gaining a start in life due to their origins are increasingly leaving school without any qualifications. In this context there is significant evidence of a link between educational attainment and …

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Switzerland

Colourful Stories

Reading is one of the basic educational skills and is important for learning success. However, children and young people, especially boys, are increasingly under-performing. The “Colourful Stories” project provides schoolchildren at intermediate and secondary level with better access to reading, …

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Palestine

Promoting literacy in a fun way

A small library, available for daily use by up to 50 children, is being established in a newly renovated historic building. The children can use the library facilities, take part in playful activities to promote literacy and learning, or be …

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