Creation of working places for mothers breeding disabled children

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Creation of working places for mothers breeding disabled children: "The same to the same" - production of means of care for disabled persons by creating working places at home

All regions of Lithuania (all 60 municipalities of Lithuania), LithuaniaAll regions of Lithuania (all 60 municipalities of Lithuania)
Project Stage:
Growth
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Social innovative model "The same to the same" - creation and production of means of care for disabled persons by creating working places at home. Mothers, which take care of disabled children, do not work anywhere and do not get any income, although they had acquired various professions and competencies before birth of disabled child. 20 mothers of that type will be employed in this project.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

1. Reduction of social isolation 2. Inclusion of above mentioned mothers in labor market 3. Improvement of material situation of family 4. Improvement of psycho-social climate of family. 5. Increasing self-esteem of above mentioned mothers.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

1. 20 working places at home will be created for mothers taking care for disabled children. 2. Mothers will work at the free time from the child care. 3. Cheap maintenance of working place. 4. Marketable, salable and needful goods will be produced. 5. Strong motivation to work.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The mother is taking care of disabled child who is at home all the time (the child doesn't attend kindergarten or additional educational activities because of lack of funds in the family). The mother is not able to find a work because she has to be with the child all the time - this not only increases risk of poverty of the family but also social exclusion. The project would help to create a working place at home - develop conditions which will let a mother (who is a designer with diploma) to use her professional competencies to create products for selling during e.g. child's sleep. This way a mother will make money for child's additional education and for babysitter. This enables mother to look for a job and have time for other activities.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

The project is implemented at the moment in 1 municipality (Vilniaus city) - it is planned to include 3 more areas (Vilnius region, Kaunas region and Kaunas City). The focus is put on mothers living in rural, remote areas where access to services is very limited or no available at all; and mothers don't have any possibilities to work because of their children's disabilities. Therefore, working place created by the project is the only way for mothers to make additional money and to participate in labour market. Also, it is planned to collect positive experience during the implementation of the project and create a model for empowerment of mothers with disabled children. The model will be further disseminated in other regions (municipalities) of Lithuania, creating better access for families with disabled children. The idea is also to disseminate the model to neighborhood countries.
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

This project is innovative idea, especially for Lithuania because there are no other organizations and/or initiatives, and/or projects that would promote active involvement of families with children with disabilities in labour market providing them concrete opportunities when mothers themselves can use their competencies and abilities to make additional incomes for their families. Therefore, the idea is new and not implemented in Lithuania before.
Team

Team

The team will include 1 project manager and 1 financial officer. Applicant already has a list of families waiting for the possibility to have an opportunity to work at home. Also, as the project idea is already implemented with 4 first families, Applicant has necessary experience on activities management - it is fully enough to have just 2 persons who will manage all the work.