“Terra Com Vida” and “Coro de Atores”: More Youth Projects from the E-coaches International Training
The LTT Activities are important part of the M.O.T.H.E.R. project and offer an exchange of know-how and experience between participants from all partner organizations. The visits to youth projects arranged by the partner Municipality of Lousada have been very relevant in showing to the international teams practical examples of entrepreneurship and social innovation.
Agriculture is responsible for 17% of the world's CO2 emissions. But what if there was a way to produce food without harming the planet? The idea is called Permaculture - growing vegetables in a circular, self-sustaining system, without pesticides or artificial fertilizers. Behind the brand Terra com Vida there is a couple of young entrepreneurs who made organic farming their lifestyle. They bring their fresh and wonderful vegetables to the market along with seasonal produce, ethic production, respect for the Earth and harvest done when the product is ready to be eaten. They led us to reflect on how to be smart consumers because our demand and our everyday actions can generate positive changes.
A strong call to reflection came also from another inspiring Portuguese reality: Coro de Atores, a company of actors based in Porto who uses theater and music as means of social inclusion. A united group composed of a collective of young actors, singers and musicians. Their mission is, by combining the actor's work with the music, to tell and sing unusual stories. Desassossego is the name of the show by the artistic collective where all the scenography and all the costumes were entire responsibility of people with schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder. An innovative approach to current social issues like the stigma of people with mental illness.
Empowering individuals, leading to social transformation and driving change: the same objectives that the MOTHER Social Platform For Business of Youths, intellectual output of the project, will pursue addressing to all young people who want to be trained on innovative topics and express their full potential.
Author: Francesca Politi - JUMP Team