Tag - Codespa

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Job training for young people in the D.R. of Congo
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Nicequest and its users continue with their social commitment
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Help seven schools in Vietnam

Job training for young people in the D.R. of Congo

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In Kinshasa (the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo), the exclusion and lack of training prevent young people from emerging from poverty and marginalization.

It is a city in which more than 70% of population lives with less than 1 dollar/day. The continued armed conflicts and the lack of infrastructures difficult the access to basic services. As a consequence, many of young people live in the street, with no opportunities to access to education and, because of that, finding a job is very difficult.

After completing its last challenge to help Unicef vaccinate 8.000 children against polio in Nigeria (you can remember the project HERE), the users of Nicequest start now a new project in order to help these people.

y3ZoePlTWith the aim of improving social and economic situation of 40 young at risk of social exclusion, Nicequest users will make their micro-donation in order that Codespa Foundation will train and help them to find a job.

If you want, you can follow the donation process HERE.

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Nicequest and its users continue with their social commitment

In Europe, a disease is considered as rare when it affects 1 in every 2.000 people. Nowadays, there are more than 6.000 rare diseases which affect to 30.000 million European citizen. The 80% of rare diseases have a genetic origin and often these diseases are chronicles and put at risk the life of the person who suffer it (source: EURORDIS).

Primary Immunodeficiency diseases (PIDD) are a group of rare diseases caused by alterations in the immune system of people suffering from them. Patients who suffer PIDD are susceptible to suffer infections and, if these infections are not treated appropriately, they can be fatal or can cause permanent effects that will reduce the quality of life of those suffering from them.

At the Hospital de la Vall d’Hebron- Institut de Recerca (VHIR) Foundation investigate about 200 kinds of rare diseases of 26 different clinical areas. One of the kinds of rare diseases which are investigated by VHIR are the primary immunodeficiency diseases and, in order to improve the techniques of identification and characterization of the mutations of the patients, VHIR has created a Biobank. There is where the researchers collect and preserve blood samples of patients with PIDD.

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At the end of November, Niquest began to collaborate with VHIR to help in the investigation of this kind of rare diseases and achieve the following objectives:

  • Optimize the diagnosis and offer genetic counselling to the closest relatives.
  • Reach a definitive diagnosis offering a new opportunity for treatment, due to the possibility of case revision.
  • Encourage collaborative research together with other research centres, nationally and internationally.

Once again the socially committed users of Nicequest have changed their mollusc shells for donations. Thanks to their solidarity, the investigations and the discoveries will be expanded internationally in order to make possible the diagnosis and the cure of rare diseases.

Nicequest new project

Many indigenous women from communities in north-eastern Cauca in Colombia have huge difficulties in selling their crafts. The reason is that these communities are suffering the consequences of armed conflict and, this situation of vulnerability together with the market ignorance and the lack of organization and planning of the production cause this situation.

In its new project, Nicequest will collaborate with CODESPA Foundation to help strengthen the socio-organizational and business processes of 5 associations of indigenous and peasant women of 5 municipalities in north-eastern Cauca.

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To obtain the aim of Nicequest and CODESPA, different activities focused in guarantee the trading process of artisan products made by benefited women will be carried out:

  • Designing a business plan and annual operating plans
  • Identifying new markets and participation in national fairs
  • Creating an advertising campaign, a communication strategy and a network corporate image
  • Implementing a purchase fund for developing their productive activities

With the help of Nicequest users, 74 indigenous artisan women from five different ethnic groups (guambianos, pots, ambalueños, kiswueñas and mestizo), will see strengthened their socio-organizational and business processes to commercialize their products.

The Worldcoo team.

Help seven schools in Vietnam

Today, the Vietnam faces the premature death of 14.000 children each year. Due to that, poor sanitation and hygiene conditions. Then, Vietnam is fighting to bad conditions of water.

This Worldcoo project is located in the district of Mu Chang Chai (see map), where more than 70% of households, public centers and schools don’t have latrines. Moreover, the inhabitants of that region are strongly attached to their cultural roots, which means that even with appropriate services they prefer to keep their poor hygiene practice.

Therefore, the NGO Codespa started to plan a project which aims to train, study, develop and systemize the hygiene in 7 schools. That will directly benefit to 2.500 children. The budget includes operations of studies and technical work, development tools, training to local partners, and construction of sanitations. Then, 10% is dedicated to the coordination of the project.

So far, they need 15.000€ to concretize the project. Help them to make it happen by donating to the project and spread the word.

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