Who are we?
ISU – which translated from Portuguese means Institute of Solidarity and Universitary Cooperation – was founded in 1989 as a Non Governmental Organization for Development. It acts according to 4 main areas: volunteering, cooperation, social inclusion and education for development.
In the field of education and cooperation for development, ISU has a Project that is particularly dear to all it’s volunteers: “Nô Djunta Mon”. Translated from the Cape Verdean and Guinea Bissau Creoles it means: “We join hands”.
What exactly is the "Nô Djunta Mon" project?
“Nô Djunta Mon” is a voluntering for cooperations Program that, since 1998, allows that young volunteer teams go to Portuguese speaking African Countries like – Guinea-Bissau, Cape-Verde, São Tomé and Principe and Angola – to cooperate with local partners in activities regarding education, communitarian development and young associativism, between many others, for a period of 2 months.
Some results from past editions
Between 1998 and 2009, the goals achieved by ISU in these countries were many: 10 settled libraries, 35 educated librarians 425 supported women, 200 young people capacitated, 786 teachers educated in pedagogy and Portuguese language, along with many other impressive results.
What is your money for?
By making a donation, you will be helping us to send more and more volunteers and being therefore an indispensable help for achieving goals such as listed above and to, hopefully, improve the lifestyle of other people.
What do we need your money for?
We need aproximately 1000€ per volunteer - to pay for their flight, food and work material. As we are making a lot of other fund raising events, we now have money to send 2 volunteers but we would like to be able to send more - that's were you can help! If we reach our entire crowdfunding goal, we'll be able to send at least one more volunteers!
Check our perks out!
We have very creative volunteers that designed and made some awesome merchandising products to help this fundraising and spreading the word about this project and we're using them as perks to thank you for your donations!
Help us spread the word
If you can't donate because you don't have the money but you do sympathize with the project, you can also help us: simply spread the word!
What if we don't reach our goal, where will your money go?
If by any chance you donate money and we don't reach our entire goal, remember that this is a continuous project: we send volunteers every year to african countries. Meaning that if we can't use it this year because it isn't enough, we will save it for next year for the same project with the same purpose.
If you need more information, please do ask!
Because we are all volunteers, we don't have much time to carefully write these descriptions. So please help us with this and if you have any doubt just send as an e-mail to email@example.com.