The pilot project of Peer2Peer consists of a program to prepare for entering the labor market, in which ten students from Nova SBE formed pairs with ten people with disabilities - accompanied by IPSS from the Municipality of Cascais - who wished to enter the labor market, but who lacked the confidence or had not yet taken the initiative, or who simply had no opportunity to take the step.
Throughout eight weekly sessions, consisting of workshops and one-on-one sessions, peers worked together on topics such as identification of personal interests, personal goals and capacities, development of tools such as Curriculum Vitae(CV) and Certificate of Skills, and preparation and simulation of job interviews.
At the same time, throughout the program, we have seen that the pairs developed friendly relationships with each other, which has led to a very positive sense of belonging and group spirit.
It is important to highlight the involvement of the Careers Services team of NovaSBE, as it is responsible for the development of the contents and the facilitation of the workshops. Other Nova SBE community members, such as Professor Clara Costa Duarte and Professor Miguel Alves Martins, played a key role in the program through their contributions in certain sessions. Psychologist Edite Oliveira provided support to students who had had less contact with this reality in their lives. ICF also benefited from external partners' involvement such as the Cascais Municipal government, APSA, the Salvador Association, Cadin, CERCICA, Novamente Association, SEMEAR, and three human resources companies - Argo Partners, Mercer, and Randstad.
"What brings me to Peer2Peer is the will to learn from everybody's experience and to make differences less limiting and turning them into a source of inspiration and conquest in a more inclusive society!"
"What brings me toPeer2Peer is the possibility of being part of the change, fighting the lack of inclusion of people with disabilities in our society, and helping people recognize their abilities and not the opposite."
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The Inclusive Community Forum (ICF) is a Nova SBE initiative addressing the lives of people with disabilities that seeks to promote a more inclusive community.Website
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