Concordia crafts a family space for such youth daily where they receive the support they need and deserve.
At the Coders Lab Schooling Program, young people at all levels of education learn programming from scratch, enabling them to work in IT. Coders Lab founded the "Keep Up the Pace" Foundation to implement the professional education program, Możesz ITy, that will make it easier for homestay and foster home children to live independently.
Young people with intellectual disabilities in Poland are at high risk of social exclusion and unemployment. Currently, less than 0.1% of people with intellectual disabilities participate in the labor market. Siedlisko is a social enterprise that offers vocational training and dignified employment opportunities to youth with intellectual disabilities and to long-term unemployed people from rural areas.
What if every purchase we made always had a higher positive return? The holiday season is a perfect time to make a gift that will provide a pathway out of poverty for low-income and marginalized individuals. Join us in celebrating our enterprises in their efforts to promote fair trade between consumers and local producers, and preserve local traditional culture
Tomasz is one young person whose life has changed, because of the work of Association Siedlisko, a NESsT enterprise that is giving work to young people with mental disabilities in Poland.
NESsT Poland initiated its first portfolio of social enterprises in 2014, with five enterprises that are beginning to achieve their social impact goals.One very promising NESsT Enterprise is Eko Bielska Kraina, an online marketplace for healthy, certified bio-products made by small-scale farmers and fishermen. Located in southern Poland, Bielska Kraina is a fertile region with a huge potential for sustainable farming and fishery, as well as for becoming a tourist destination for socially and ecologically conscious travelers.