The project "Patron" enhances the capacity of social inclusion of young men (17 - 21 years of age) upbrought in the system of institutional care. It increases their capacity to get and keep a job. The main method of social inclusion is provision of individual support to adolescents by so-called "patrons" - adult men with professional background and competences.
1.000 Euro Preis 2014
Region: Landesweit umgesetzt
Sektor: Zivilgesellschaft / Sozialwirtschaft
Projektträger: League of Open Men (LOM)
Verantwortliche*r: Tereza Herdová
Webseite: Link zur Website
Two worlds get to know each other: socially successful men called "patrons" take care of male youths who spent their childhood and adolescence in homes – materially well provided for, but without knowledge how to survive in the adult world, and without or with few male role models. The project reacts in a socially innovative way and looks for "patrons" that help their young protégés to find their path from institutional assistance into "independence". Two worlds learn from each other: the patrons that they can be useful in a very different social context; their young protégés that someone looks after them, just like that.