I WANT TO STAY IN THE COUNTRY AND CONTRIBUTE TO ITS DEVELOPMENT.
Says Paul. We’re sure there are other young people who feel the same way. We at The Social Incubator want to make a major contribution to rewriting the stories of youth from vulnerable backgrounds here in Romania, through their real integration into society and into various fields of activity.
Youngsters in our programmes want to become psychologists, entrepreneurs, social workers, researchers or nutritionists. Their stories can inspire you too.
For us, and for each of the youngsters in The Social Incubator projects, the meeting was a small miracle. Their future was not so difficult to manage after meeting us. You can read their stories here.
We set out with The Social Incubator Association in April 2014 and we knew from the start that it would be an important milestone in the journey of each of us. Five friends, professionals in different fields (business consulting, entrepreneurship and banking) started the association we know today.
DONATE FOR THE PRESENT FOR YOUTH FROM VULNERABLE BACKGROUNDS
Since 2014, we have aimed to contribute to increasing the chances of social and professional integration of youth from vulnerable backgrounds. Previous experience in volunteering has shown us that their needs are much more complex than they first appear and that, without individual and long-term support, real and sustainable change cannot come.
From 2014 to date we have incubated dozens of projects involving thousands of young people. All of them are based on a series of methods and activities, which we have improved in the years the association has been growing.
The methods we work with and which have proven effective all these years:
VOCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELLING
ORGANISING THEMATIC WORKSHOPS
ORGANISING EXPLORATORY VISITS
SUPPORT IN FINDING PAID EMPLOYMENT
THE STRENGTH STRUCTURE OF OUR PROJECTS IS BASED ON FOUR FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS:
1. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
3. PROFESSIONAL AND ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT
4. HEALTHCARE AND HOUSING
Young people from vulnerable backgrounds in Romania have found in The Social Incubator, a loyal, long-term partner, through the tools with which we support their entry into adult life.
MENTORS, VOLUNTEERS AND AMBASSADORS
Mentors and volunteers are a fundamental part of our projects. Every good deed needs several architects to think it through, implement, measure and complete it. An ideal mix of intuition and reason can make all the difference to the youngsters we work with.
PURPOSE OF THE SOCIAL INCUBATOR
We support the social and professional integration of young people through the development and implementation of tailor-made services and innovative entrepreneurship solutions. Our core values are:
THE SOCIAL INCUBATOR PROJECTS
Our projects cover a range of areas in which we involve youth from vulnerable backgrounds in Romania. Most often we deal with the educational sphere, integration, mentoring, but also the artistic area. We are proud of our figures in the first eight years of The Social Incubator. We will continue to evolve and grow for all the youth across the country.