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SOBRE NÓS

Fundada a 02/04/1997, a Associação Sójovem surgiu da iniciativa de um grupo de jovens com o objetivo de dinamizar e apoiar a comunidade do "Bairro das Saibreiras". Com o apoio fundamental do Centro Social de Ermesinde, rapidamente se tornou num forte movimento associativo impulsionador da participação da comunidade local. Desde então, inúmeras atividades foram realizadas, nomeadamente, a Capoeira, Futebol, Danças Latina, Passeios (Expo 98, Caminha, Vila Nova Cerveira, Serra da Estrela e Madeira), festas (Carnaval, Halloween, Magusto, Natal,...), Ateliers, Cursos e concursos de fotografia, acampamentos (Mira, Tocha, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Figueira da Foz, Peniche,...), intercâmbios (Espanha, França, Bélgica, Itália, Suécia, Argélia, Marrocos e Tunísia), e uma revista semestral "SójovemNews".

 

ABOUT US

The Sojovem Association exists since 1994, retracing its origin to the informal meeting of a group of friends to play football. Its constitution as formal youthful association occurred in 1997, as main objective to authorize to its associates a healthful occupation of the free times, mainly through the accomplishment of sports and cultural activities. The members of the board are young between the 18 and 30 years, simultaneously participant in the responsible activities and for the organization.

Notícias
  • "Even without doing activities in the street, we can still work online.

    23, Nov 2020

    "Even without doing activities in the street, we can still work online. As Stephen Hawking said, 'although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free'. That's something we all need to hear at this time."
    Carlos Martin, Spain

    #SóJovem #ESC #ThinkGlobalActLocally

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  • No Dia Internacional dos Direitos das Crianças, a Associação Sójovem assinala a importância de um mundo justo, sem

    20, Nov 2020

    No Dia Internacional dos Direitos das Crianças, a Associação Sójovem assinala a importância de um mundo justo, sem descriminação. 🌍

    Continuamos a lutar pela igualdade e pelo bem-estar de todas as crianças. 👦🏼🧒🏾

    #Sójovem #DireitosHumanos #DiaInternacional

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  • Today we were present, via ZOOM, at the “Cooperation Meeting”, developed by Une Terre Culturelle together with Pangera e.

    19, Nov 2020

    Today we were present, via ZOOM, at the “Cooperation Meeting”, developed by Une Terre Culturelle together with Pangera e.V., which gathered partners from 15 different countries in order to share how the pandemic situation we experienced affected us and to evaluate and plan ideas for possible future international cooperation projects.

    Hoje estivemos presentes, via ZOOM, no “Cooperation Meeting”, desenvolvido pela Une Terre Culturelle juntamente com a Pangera e.V., que reuniu parceiros de 15 diferentes países com o intuito de partilhar como a situação pandémica que vivemos nos afetou e de avaliar e planear ideias para possíveis futuros projetos internacionais em cooperação.

    #Sójovem #UneTerreCulturelle #PangeraeV

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  • "In the middle of a world pandemic, no particular project in mind, a stressful daily life.

    17, Nov 2020

    "In the middle of a world pandemic, no particular project in mind, a stressful daily life... The list goes on.

    April 2020: I actually gave up on settling my life down in France. I suddenly felt the pressing need to get out of my comfort zone (which was not so comfortable to be honest). I wanted to know more about the world, I wanted to learn more about myself, about my reactions in an environment that I don't control. ​

    After several appointments with a youth association in my hometown (near Lille, North of France), I figured out that the European Solidarity Corps project would totally suits my needs. This is how I started to apply to A LOT of 1 year long missions all around Europe. My state of mind was the following: ‘after my first positive reply, I’ll jump in a plane’. Obviously I had preferences... But guess what! Luckily, the first positive reply was actually my number one choice! Things went pretty fast after the official annoucement of the selected volunteers. ​

    This is how, on the 11th of September, I was flying from Paris to Porto. At the airport, Carlos (Spanish volunteer who is also my flatmate) was waiting for Anne (another French volunteer) and me with signs that got our names and a french flag on it...! Very cliché but kind of lovely! ​

    According the actual pandemic situation, I knew that things might be a bit different and/or weird in a certain way. But I was ready for that - it's part of the challenge. I had to deal with it anyway, so I tried to take the best out of everything. Anne and I got blood tested on the 12th. We received the results on the 14th and I was negative. Anne had previously had Covid-19 already, so she was indeed positive. Yiha!

    Quarantine time! The 3 of us used that quarantine week to know each other. It was great and useful in a certain way. At the end of the week and after Anne's PCR test came out negative (yiha!), we were FREE!​

    It was a pleasure to meet the whole Sójovem staff in person (receiving association located in Ermesinde). I personnaly felt very welcomed. After some weeks, Anne and I were finally able to start our main mission, which is to help and support the team of a zoo (Zoo da Maia). It has been a bit more than two weeks now and everything is going really good. Some days are better than others for sure, but overall I really do enjoy my time here. The staff is trying their best to make us feel good and useful. ​

    Well, I could keep sharing my first 2 ESC months for pages but that's not the point. I already feel that so many things happened. I skipped a lot of details that are making my experience even more interesting and fulfilling... But I'm trying to write an article, not a book."

    Baptiste Kalfleche, France

    #Sójovem #ESC #UneTerreCulturelle

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  • Inseridos no projeto "Reciprocal mobility in Europe and the Mediterranean", os nossos voluntários da França, Anne e

    16, Nov 2020

    Inseridos no projeto "Reciprocal mobility in Europe and the Mediterranean", os nossos voluntários da França, Anne e Baptiste fazem parte neste momento da equipa do Zoo da Maia. Na passada sexta-feira (13) tivemos a oportunidade de visitá-los e ver como se estão adaptar.

    #Sójovem #ESC #UneTerreCulturelle

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  • "Deforestation is the permanent removal of trees to make space for something other than forest.

    12, Nov 2020

    "Deforestation is the permanent removal of trees to make space for something other than forest. It is one of the major environmental issues globally at present.

    Forests cover more than 30% of the Earth's land surface, according to the World Wildlife Fund. These forested areas can provide food, medicine and fuel for more than a billion people. Forests are one of the main natural resources provided to humankind… But since the space they occupy can be used for other purposes such as agriculture, in recent years we have seen a destruction of this natural habitat at a massive rate. The reason behind it is either to clear space for agricultural activities, and especially palm tree plantations, or in order to melt down wood to produce paper.

    Today, most deforestation is happening in the tropics. The most common is of course the destruction of the Amazon forest, that has been rapidly happening in recent years.

    Deforestation may generate profit for some, but it mostly creates huge environmental issues for the majority of us. The loss of forests means the loss of biodiversity which is extremely important for the balance of the ecosystems; when trees disappear so do different species of flora and fauna, causing imbalances that have negative effects globally.

    In addition, since three-quarters of the Earth’s freshwater comes from forests, the loss of trees can affect water quality. Over half of the world’s population relies on forests for their drinking water, as well as water used in industry… So, it is understandable how important natural forest land is for every single one of us.

    Last but not least, trees do not only provide the oxygen we breathe, but they also have been proven to draw carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce greenhouse emissions created by humanity. By destroying the forests continually, we are making the problem of air pollution and overheating of the planet even worse.

    But what can a regular person do about this, in a play dominated by big, powerful, rich players? Every single one of us can do our bit; you can start by recycling paper, which reduces the demand for raw paper material, and always check the products you use such as food or hygiene items to see if they contain palm oil. Also, you can donate money to organizations that aim to restore the forest and actively promote programmes of reforestation and protection of the natural habitat. To finish, you still hold power as a citizen of a democratic country with your voice and your vote; if more and more people pressure their leaders about the protection of the forests and the restoration of ecosystems, we will succeed in seeing some change!"

    Revekka Maria, Greece
    "Think Global, Act Global"

    #Sójovem #ESC

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    sojovem@sojovem.org

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    Rua Rodrigues de Freitas, N.º 1202, 4445-636 Ermezinde, Portugal

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