Delivery of goods to health professionals

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World Needs carried out an initiative aimed at providing support to health professionals who work directly with Covid patients. There are several professionals combating COVID-19, especially doctors, nurses and assistants who are directly at the forefront in the reception and treatment of patients. These elements have been tireless, continuing to be able to respond beyond their limits, under conditions of great stress, and beyond the lack of resources, such as the scarcity of personal protective equipment so often identified. 

World Needs recognizes and praises the role, effort and dedication of health professionals in combating the pandemic, and through the project on the social aspect of the association - Help to Help - carried out an initiative aimed at providing support to these professionals. The activity focused on the collection of food items, capable of reinforcing the pauses of the health professionals in question, with more than 480 items including cookies, cereal bars and nuts.

For the materialization of this initiative we had the support of Frutorra-Pimenta LDA., a company strongly recognized for the import, processing and distribution of appetizers, dried fruits and vegetables, and with the help of Pingo Doce, through a card gift previously offered to our association.

Our thanks to these two entities for all the support provided. 

And to all health professionals, thank you very much!

62 kg of recovered litter 💪

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On the 26th September, World Needs promoted a beach cleaning action at the São Jacinto Beach, in Aveiro, together in a partnership with the Parish of São Jacinto and the Oceano Azul Foundation.

Celebrating the International Coastal Cleanup Day (this year, celebrated from the 19th to the 27th of September), more than 100 maritme cleanup actions were registred all over Portugal. So, we've decided to make our contribution.

Spanning approximately 4 hours and counting with over 15 volunteer participants, we've recoverd over 62 kg of litter.

The most common type of litter recovered was small trash (smaller than 2,5 cm), mainly plastics and fishing equipment, such as cables, rope and nets. Paper, ciggarette butts, food packages, plastic bottles and covers, were also some of the most found items along the cleanup extension at the São Jacinto Beach.

With plastics dominating the waste found at this initiative, World Needs calls for a bigger conscience of the impact of the coastline pollution that threatens maritime life as well as human life.

Living is preserving so, more than ever, society has the duty and obligation to be aware and preserve our environment.

Sharing experiences in Education

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Education is a fundamental and essential right to human beings.

In the current contemporary and global reality in which we live, education becomes essential, both in a professional context and in terms of social inclusion.

Given the importance that the area of Education presents, and since it is one of the main areas of intervention of World Needs, we want to make known the first project in the area entitled “Education in the First Person powered by World Needs”.

In a context of sharing experiences in the first person, and in an IGTV format, weekly, we intend to transmit information directed to all those who intend (or not) to enter in higher education, as well as to all those who already attend at this level of education.

Thus, we have the participation of several young people in order to share their own experiences, covering topics from the experience of distance classes in the COVID-19 period, the anxiety associated with reaching the ideal average and even time management as a worker- student.

More than trying to understand if one opinion is more valid than another, we want to share moments, questions and doubts, realizing, deep down, that we can all be connected by the same situations.

Count on World Needs and follow our journey closely, as World Needs counts on you!

World Needs YOU.