CODE CV defends the promotion of quality tourism, social cohesion, equal opportunities and empowerment of people and institutions. We focus on the development of collaborative learning processes and new skill sets.
Our mission is to boost Cape Verde’s sustainable development through the execution of activities in the scope of tourism; training; international projects and partnerships for development; empowerment and implementation of local people and businesses, sustainable development projects as well as social, community intervention and organisation of events.
We envisage the promotion of social innovation, through interventions characterized by its quality but also by sustainable and ethical principles.
We have designed and are running a programme with the high support of the Ministry of Culture and Creative Industries for underprivileged children called RECICLARTE. This is an ongoing programme that aims to raise awareness among children about the effects of pollution as well as using recycling as a fun way for them to express their creativity and build their own toys. It is our objective to show that recycling is of extreme importance in the context of environment preservation and motivate children to use recycled materials and promote creativity. At the programme we enhance their soft skills, support them with their home work and provide healthy snacks. Above all, we have loads of fun!
More than words
We’re actively engaged in social work. Aside of the project RECICLARTE we articulate and work closely with other organisations in order to educate and provide children the instruments to enhance their knowledge, skills and improve the quality of their lives. Our activities go beyond recycling as we also provide them with school materials, toys, food and of course a lot of play and joyful moments!
We sell these articles handmade by our children. They can be found in some of our partner shops like Art&Craft and L’Alambic. The money is used to buy food, school and pedagogical materials for the children. By buying one of those you are supporting our cause. Furthermore we think it is important to teach the children that even though it is very good to receive help, in life, we must work to attain our objectives. This is the way we found to motivate them to do something in order to get something back.
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Tourism and Gender
Promoting gender equality, putting an end to the various social and economic disadvantages that leave women unable to express their views rendering them powerless, can be one of the best ways to save the environment and cope with the dangers of overpopulation and other adversities linked to demographic pressure. The voice of women is of decisive importance for the future of the world and not just for the future of women.
– Amartya Sen
We believe that an equitable integration of women into the community is extremely beneficial to all the constituent elements. The positive effects arising from their inclusion in the various components of living in society, as well as the benefit of maximizing the various human resources available can immensely promote and develop the community. Stimulation and empowerment allow women to choose their role in the community they are part of. The increasing participation of women in emerging economies is fundamental for the sustainable
and balanced development of women with undeniable socio-economic benefits.
Its main objectives are:
✓ Stimulating self-employment and prevent economic deprivation situations;
✓ Stimulating creativity;
✓ Set up human capital;
✓ Develop ideas that stimulate economic activities:
✓ Promote networking
This program aims to promote entrepreneurship, in particular entrepreneurial skills of the female population of the island of Sal, as well as the creation of a collective business unit for women, in a business area to be defined.
Dance and Music
In a context of migration, increased tourism and growing social inequalities, children and young people suffer the most. The Island of Sal is marked by a growth of the resident population coming from other islands and also from other countries which drastically influences the process of socialization of our young people. Due to the increasing access to information, as a result of the mass use of technologies and these external influences, we daily lose ground in the preservation of our culture, traditions and values. It is urgent to keep young people in touch with tradition and it is also urgent to create stimulating projects for them in order to give them the prospect and incentive to want to strive for a better life.
We have designed a dance programme to implement in 2018 with the duration of 6 months that intends to keep teenagers off the streets. It is a fusion of Cape Verdean traditional rhythms and modern dances where we will create our own choreographies, produce the outfits, interact with professional dancers and end the programme with a show in Santa Maria’s main square.
Recycling Unit – Precious Plastic
Inspired in an existing project present worldwide and in collaboration with the Municipality of Sal, funded by Terre Plurielle and CALAO, CODE CV is working towards implementing this project in the Island. Our aim is to reduce the ecological footprint created mainly by tourists but also by the locals, raising awareness for the reutilisation of plastic as a raw material that can be used for production of new items. Besides of a space to work and store the plastic, a collecting system needs to be implemented. The machines to work the plastic have been identified and can be built locally.
Setting up of a recycling unit in Sal Island with capacity to collect and recycle plastic originated by the tourism industry and by the local population, transforming it in new and useful products. Depending on the moulds we use it is possible to create art pieces, construction material or even decoration items or even office material.