What we do
Our work is carried out in four main areas: Development Cooperation, Global Citizenship Education, Inclusion and Training.
Solsef was founded on 21 October 1993 by Maria Brígida Domingues, Firmino Cachada, Manuel Bento and Victor de Sá Sequeira, under the dream of doing more for human development and social justice in developing countries.
We work for solidarity in the world through education.
We design a world with equal opportunities towards sustainable human development.
Provide innovative solutions to the challenges of access to sustainable human development, to turn solidarity projects into reality, and to work together with the missionary church and other local partners to help the most vulnerable.
With the intention of tracing horizons of proximity with those who are most unprotected, seeking social justice transversally and feeling true charity as a permanent mission at the service of sustainable human development.
With the conviction of betting on youth as the instrument of change to achieve a better and more humane world.
Rigor, transparency, suitability and independence are the hallmarks of the credit needed to develop social projects with a positive impact on communities.
Betting on local continuity is, on the one hand, being by the side of those in need, when they need it, but at the same time providing the conditions and tools so that they do not need it again. On the other hand, it is an intervention guided by the promotion, empowerment, and development of the autonomy of people, communities and local structures.
We are citizens of a “global village”, without borders, ruled by the principle of mutual help and sharing common natural resources like water or the sun.