MAP has been supporting vocational training workshops since 2002. These training courses enable the most vulnerable young people, often in street situations and drug addicts, to envisage a future and a social reintegration. The courses thus serve as a drug prevention device.
Courses in metalwork, mechanics, cooking, hairdressing, computers, baking and administration last for 6 months and are completely free. Before the health crisis, enrolment was around 1,200 students per term. As a result of the restrictions and measures put in place, approximately 800 young people are now being trained each quarter, giving each of them the opportunity to write a new chapter in their history.
In July 2023, work began on refurbishing the Miguel Couto refectory, to create a key exchange point between trainers, Casa do Menor staff and beneficiaries, where the latter will also receive a daily meal.
Ensure the socio-professional integration of 400 young people.
Activities carried out