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Project Promoter: Stowarzyszenie OFFicyna
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 99 238,12 EUR
Partners: None
Duration time: 10.01.2021- 30.09.2023

In this project we want to collect and disseminate stories and experiences of people who are at risk of social maladjustment or exclusion. The project is addressed to 100 children and youth from Child Care Centres, Youth Education and Sociotherapeutic Centres in the West Pomerania Province, 30 inmates of the Koszalin Inspectorate of Prison Service and 160 homeless people from the Caritas shelters in the Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień. The need for the project is indicated by studies of the Public Opinion Research Centre, the Statistics Poland and the Prison Service. The reasons for social exclusion include: lack of education, lack of employment and poverty (these 3 factors determined the selection of project beneficiaries). The risk of poverty for minors is about 21%. Ex-prisoners are 18% of those who have the hardest life. Prisoners are in 50% not employed or unpaid, with primary or, more rarely, vocational education. Homeless people make up 24% of the hardest hit. They are mostly people aged 65+, unemployed, socially inactive, with basic level of education. As part of the project, we want to change the stereotypical and harmful perception of such people in society. We want to make the society aware that the problem of losing family, home or freedom may affect each of us. We will carry out 90 animation meetings, inspired by movies, during which we will strengthen the potential and develop the artistic skills of the participants, and help them rebuild their self-esteem. We will collect and present the stories of the project participants in the form of a movie, 3 radio plays and 3 multimedia stories.