Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Real Story: In 2013 we has in the Elderly Support, an man, 81 years old, retired, who worked a lifetime in the manufacture of gold pieces with ancient techniques, some already forgotten in time. On the Community Youth Group, we has a girl, 21 year old, Degree in Jewelry and she was unemployed. We decided to join the elderly and the young in the Social Incubator, suggested: "Why you don’t record all the old gold manufacturing techniques (without this registration, the techniques were lost when the elderly died) and then create a line of modern jewelry, using the techniques of yesteryear. With this, today she has worldwide jewelry awards and is producing jewelry for the prestigious brand "Burberrys."
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
During 2014 we created a pilot in the facilities of the Day Center (Social response to elderly people) of the Association of Schools Jesus, Mary, Joseph and we supported the development of 31 business and 122 jobs (young entrepreneurs). So the team now intends to carry out the 2nd phase of the project which is replication throughout the country, and after throughout the World via the NGOs network using a model of Social Franchising.
With an experienced team and partners who believe this idea will be able to transform it into a true Social Response able to tackle the scourge of unemployment and therefore make it a very important tool in local development, intergenerationality, active aging, sustainability...
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
With the Portuguese Social Security, we are creating a social franchising ISI (It reads EASY), with a Manual that teaches NGOs to replicate the concept, creating a network of social incubators in underutilized spaces, without the investment of NGOs because leverages existing resources and infrastructures.
We'll cover 5,000 NGOs in Portugal. On average, each NGO can support 25 business and 100 young entrepreneurs per year; that is we can have capacity for 125,000 businesses and 500,000 entrepreneurs.
Create a business is ISI.
Ending unemployment is ISI.
ISI - InForma Social Incubators