Almost 200 youngsters up to 25 years from Sibiu County have the chance for an independent live, with a stabil job and a decent home. The beneficiaries of this project are exposed to social exclusion because of the vulnerability crated by the lack of education, extreme poverty, etnicity, disability etc.
Habitat for Humanity, together with Phoenix Speranța Association and Velux Foundation, are rehabilitating a hall located on the terrain of the former aviation school from Medias and building a block with 15 social apartments.
The rehabilitated hall will be transformed into protected workshops, where the beneficiaries will learn necessary skills to have a job. The 15 apartments will place them a step closer to an independent living
At this moment, Phoenix Speranta takes care of aprox. 35 beneficiaries for whom they:
– assess the development of work capacity of each beneficiary
– provide individual counseling
– mediate in finding a suitable job on Phoenix Speranta’s protected workshops or on the free market
– provide advice and ongoing support for independent living (housing, job retention etc)
“The number of vulnerable young people who will be integrated, the main performance indicator of the project, reveals our belief that everyone deserves to take, even partially, their life on their own hands and to become an active member of the community”, Maria Stanescu, Project Manager Phoenix Speranta Association
Phoenix Speranta Association was established in 2001 to support people with disabilities. The association provides social services for children and people with disabilities in day centers: the vocational training center, center for information and vocational guidance.
23 de elevi de liceu din Irlanda de Nord lucrează pe șantier pentru a ajuta 200 de tineri din grupuri vulnerabile să aibă o viață independentă