Details of the organization
Academy of public administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus
Civil society entities
Information about the project
Project title *
The project Wecare engages young people to create online opportunities, including eBusiness services, for elderly people with mental disability. The project "Wecare.by" is a more than an attempt to aid elderly disabled people cope with their situations, first of all, this project can be characterized as a social trend to bring the attention of the society to this particularly vulnerable group, their needs and problems. Only through socially-oriented projects we can determine how we can transform the society channelling our own intentions. First of all, the process of reaching out to those who are considered to be social outsiders in the society is in the center of the project “Wecare.by”- with modern technologies serving as a medium to a human interaction and a tool capable of social changes. Second, the project is an attempt to build the bridge between elderly and socially inactive people and the rest of the world, involving especially young people, who are most likely to ignore ageing ill people due to a certain stigma attached. Modern technology allows to make the connection between different social groups efficiently but it is the enthusiastic approach of concerned individuals that makes a difference in the community. Third, the creation of a high quality web-product, the web-site with Internet store, featuring sufficient and realistic information about the needs of this group and the urgency of the matter promotes partnership and necessary cooperation for potential business opportunities. Thus, helping to enter e-commerce market with further aiming at the economic growth. Fourth, by setting a personal example of a successful cooperation model the project "Wecare.by" can inspire even a wider use of approaches with the purpose of developing a greater sense of social awareness and responsibility. Main objectives : - to increase the visibility to elderly people with disability and to build the bridge between them and community; - to educate and involve young people in social crowdfunding benefiting elderly people with disability; - to set up e-business for elderly people with disability and aid entering e-commerce market; - to realize cooperation of academia (The Academy of public administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, the state (Medical rehabilitation center «Baranovichi») and private sector («Molodechnomebel»).
Geographical coverage *
Local implementation: Belarus, Brest region
Academy of public administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, the state medical rehabilitation center « Baranovichi »and « Molodechnomebel ».
WSIS action lines related to this project
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to this project
Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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