Vela Solidária is a project of the Teia d'Impulsos Association, which associates the practice of sailing to improving the quality of life of its beneficiaries, raising their skills and the social integration of their practitioners.
WHAT IT CONSISTS
Vela Solidária makes it possible for children, young people and people with disabilities to practice sailing that would otherwise not be able to practice this sport.
However, the activities we carry out have much broader objectives than just the acquisition of sailing knowledge. We develop in close partnership with the technicians of each institution or group the objectives and contents to work with each individual, in order to promote significant acquisitions for their general development and for daily life.
Vela Solidária is a social project that uses the practice of sailing as a facilitating tool to raise the levels of socialization, tolerance, self-esteem and communication of its beneficiaries, contributing to the construction of more realistic and concrete life goals, especially in the case of young people. It is also an excellent tool for valuing the quality of life of people with disabilities, in addition to increasing mobility and autonomy, as well as playing a relevant role in cognitive stimulation.
To all its beneficiaries, Vela Solidária contributes to a high quality of life.
What kind of activities we promote
Vela Solidária promotes sailing activities with a frequency that can vary between twice a week and once a month.
Sometimes, we carry out specific experimentation activities or to value the experiences lived in a given project, by these populations.
Vela Solidária develops activities for the following institutions and groups of beneficiaries.
Disadvantaged children and young people:
Casa da Nossa Senhora da Conceição;
Lar de Jovens Bom Samaritano;
Lar de Jovens de Lagos;
Projeto Escolhas – Mergulha Por Ti Mão;
Turma de Currículos Alternativos da Escola Secundária Poeta António Aleixo.
People with disabilities:
Escola de Vela Adaptada - Portimão;
Unidade de Reabilitação Profissional de Lagos;
Centro de atividade ocupacionais de Lagos.