Social Inclusion

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The term social inclusion refers to the process of improving the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society — improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of those disadvantaged on the basis of their identity or some aspect thereof.

We believe that more social inclusion leads to the empowerment of minority groups and strengthens community resilience (the ability to collectively utilise available resources to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations).

Therefore, under Social Inclusion, we gather Blueprints focusing specifically on projects that improve life conditions of people at a social, economic and cultural level, and that rethink available resources to shape new and better ways to collectively overcome challenges in a certain city or location.

Blueprints Summary

  • Lavamae
    Lava Mae converts old buses into bathrooms and showers for homeless people. They launched the mobile hygiene service in June of 2014 and it has since provided 14,000+ showers to 2,400 people.

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  • The Lunchbox Project
    The Lunchbox Project allows you to set up a collective fundraiser to pay off unpaid accounts for your local school’s lunch debts, so that children from all backgrounds can continue having full, nutritious meals every day.

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  • Miracle Messages
    Miracle Messages are short (video) messages from homeless individuals to their long-lost loved ones, recorded and delivered by you.

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  • Neighborhood Love Notes
    Neighborhood Love Notes are drawings and messages of love, support, understanding and unity written in public spaces and directed towards refugees, migrants or other minorities who often face some form of discrimination or exclusion from society.

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  • Playground for Kids
    This project revitalises young children’s playgrounds, schools or run-down urban areas using easy-to-access resources, recycled material and even illustrations designed by the kids themselves, starting from open-source plans and stencils.

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  • Prison Pet Partnership
    A Prison Pet Partnership heightens prison inmates’ sense of empathy and responsibility by having them interact with, take care of, and train dogs or other animals from shelters to be given a new home.

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  • Risk Lab (Laboratorio de Riesgo)
    Risk Lab is a solution developed by Pacífico, an innovative company based in Chile that uses creativity and new technologies to help vulnerable communities reduce the risks created by natural disasters and climate change.

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  • Robin Hood Café
    A Robin Hood Café is a restaurant or café that charges its more affluent customers for breakfast and lunch to sustainably offer free dinners, as well as a warm place to spend the evening, to the very poor and homeless.

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Do you know a project about Social Inclusion that you think is worth spreading everywhere in the world? Let us know, we’ll make it happen together!

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