Charity Foundation VA Caritas Social Projects

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Charity Foundation VA Caritas Social Projects founded in 1996 works with the most disadvantaged people

through informal education and integration into the labour market developing social entrepreneurship projects as a tool facilitating social inclusion and restoring and/or gaining necessary working skills.

Organization mainly works as Caritas Works which addresses socially excluded and long-term unemployed people (people suffering from addictions, ex-prisoners, homeless and others). It’s a candle workshop that works as a transitional supported employment where people get necessary education and support for gaining necessary working skills, restoring their self-esteem, learning new craft.

The first social business project of the Foundation is social café “Agapė” which works with long-term unemployed women providing social assistance, consulting, motivational services and training oriented to integration into labour market.

The organization works in close partnership with a social business project “Žmogus.dėžė” (“ The aim of the project is to provide an alternative work opportunity for people facing difficulties finding a job integrating them into the labour market. We publish a magazine which is sold by people participating in the project. Selling a magazine is an opportunity to gain new skills and competences and practice them as well as to earn some money – half of the magazine price goes directly to the vendor. Every vendor participates in a training course.