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Non profit NGO Founded in 2009 NGOs consultant Awakening Projects Focus on Gender Equality and socioeconomic empowerment

We act with passion

A large percentage of NGO 's, mainly in developing countries, despite having strong ability, goals, funding and motivated teams they suffer from basic structural failures that do not allow them the desired impact within the community that they could achieve.

SAPANA is focused to face and correct these failures,

giving basic tools on economics, social interpersonal, management and sustainability areas.

Everyone who has skills and potential to explore can in fact be the development force of a community, especially young people and women. Due to social and cultural issues, they are stuck in unfair roles and completely inaccurate of their potential.

SAPANA, through a focus on gender equality, Intends to

fight this reality through training and empowerment practices with results on economic and social empowerment of women. Empowering women, empowering these people will empower us all.

Together we develop communities.


To reach ones deepest inner being and develop his skills and passions, emerging out sustainability, dignity and will to change, towards a greater impact in the community around.

First implementation in the field

European representative of AIILSG

2011 2009
Project concept definition Team creation and foundation of the NGO


NGO'S WITH: Potential and will to impact the community Healthy vision, mission and values At least 5 years in the field Action in rural areas (not exclusive) Teams of 5 to 10 people At least one member who communicates in English Programs with the ability to evolve and to become self-sustainable



FLAWS EVALUATION AND IDENTIFICATION: Adjusted questionnaires to the reality of the Organization and type of position within it Listing of identified difficulties and related flaws analysis Analysis of team skills and backgrounds



IDENTIFICATION OF THE ORGANIZATION GOALS: Conceptual analysis of the mission and vision Feasibility study of goals and their prioritization Alignment of expectations with the Organization



TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT: Skills modules portfolio with focus on efficiency and sustainability of the Organization Total adaptation to reality, needs and teams of the Organization Different formats of modules application with prepared information for various types public in terms of literacy, mentality, such as IT, Language, Professional, Interpersonal, Education and Preservation.

and population


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Cooperative work between Organization, Sapana

Use of impact measurement tools in the community Use of social networks and new media document life stories affective relationship between contrasting realities such as the portuguese and the indian ones.



IT (Windows, Word, Excell, Powerpoint, Image, Internet, Blogs and Social Media) Professional (CV, approaches to the market, interviews, presentation skills,
entrepreneurship, fundraising, funds management, disclosure tools)

Interpersonal (leadership, teamwork, conflict management, communication,


Language (english, copywrite) Education and prevention (sexuality, STD 's, prostitution, genital mutilation,
violence, citizenship and human rights, food safety and hygiene, role of the family in the 21st century, castes vs. Western countries)

PEOPLE (specially women and youngsters): With influence in their community Skills and potential by exploring Willingness to improve their lives and those of their children Integrity and commitment with our programme The strength to fight for their dignity



Training on themes related to the use of condoms, prevention of STD 's, female genital mutilation, etc. Analysis of technical expertise and real needs of each person Support in developing projects and businesses that promote financial sustainability and dignity Help in trading, access to micro-credit, etc.

Movement involving people and social / cultural actions around these topics, promoting the diffusion of information throught the media: Condom use Prevention of Std's Prevention of AIDS Genital mutilation

International project of social and economic empowerment We deliver tools for self-sustainability on the long-term We develop individuals Sub-projects: Demm, Mouraria (example), Kakuma


Distribution of 60.000 condoms Consulting to the NGO itself Reintegration of sex workers in the community Online platform for the sale of products manufactured by the sex workers

DEMM-Margao, Goa


Distribution of 60.000 condoms, books, etc. Link between ISEG and AIILSG Restore a historical connection with a social project that is happening in the two countries simultaneously

Project infor Portugal (Mouraria example)


Impact on a population of almost 100,000 people, one of the largest refugee camps in Kenya Collaboration with EDP Foundation in social entrepreneurship projects Creating an online platform for marketing handcrafted products made by peasant women Help in access to micro-credit projects (e.g. kiva, myc4)

Project Kakuma (Refugee Camp)

Portugal Guatemala Morocco Ukraine India and Nepal Yemen Kenya


Contact SOLOMON PRAKASH More info

World's largest organization of social entrepreneurship More than 2000 "change makers" in more than 60 countries Pioneer in social innovation policies, replication of sustainable solutions with strong impact in the community, creating infrastructures for the development (access to financing, facilitating the liaison with academic and industrial areas, etc.) Partnership at human resources and logistics


Contact MUKESH KANASKAR More info

Main institution of education and research in India Over 80 years of activity and coverage throughout the territory Focused on empowerment and community development, public policy research, training and projects in areas of health, environment, power, technology, management, etc. Partnership at the institutional level, infrastructure and access to funds

Contact Maria das Dores Guerreiro More info

Academic and research partner Application and standardization of measuring tools and data collection Statistical analysis of data and comparative studies Recruitment of volunteers for studies and actions in the field traineeships, master's theses, etc. Cross and data validation at a global level that support the whole project

Contact Paula Graa More info

Portuguese Youth Foundation Supports initiatives that promote the integration of young people in the enterprise market, young entrepreneurship, social inclusion and citizenship Organizes social projects, educations programmes, research grants, etc. Partnership for logistics and Portuguese initiatives


Contact Nuno Fraga More info

Private consultant Works with the client to find the right Human Capital which will enable them to achieve positions of excellence at a com petitive level All the team-members have areas of expertise where they develop their processes in order to maximize the value added that is intended to provide to the customer

Carolina Cruz
I have a degree in Psychology. I'm passioned about human mind and our race. I believe that I can change the world. Im driven by a desire and a dream. I am realistic, and only thus I can do something. I felt the need to learn Financials, Stewardship and Entrepreneurship. I also felt the need to develop the my competences, and basically that is what Sapana goes to discover. Develop skills and valences of each one in order to become full and more sustainable.

Patrcia Assis
Change Manager
Im from the Management field and Im always moved by what my instinct says. This organization gave me and still gives me daily challenges. Im financial, extremely analytic, methodic, passionate and a true believer that is at the basis that everything is built.

Miguel Jernimo
Field Coordinator and Human Relations
Coming from engineering but not being an engineer, everything Ive achieved is due to the passionate work I believe in. I live to take the opportunities unconditionally Im driven by passions and much coffee. I don't like wasting time sleeping or procrastinating, when I can be creating. I like to believe that the whole human beings have an infinite potential and that is up to each one to take advantage of it. For me, and for me, I try to do it through creativity, multidisciplinarity and dedication-something that makes me never give up find my catharsis, either by art, projects with meaning or simply meet exciting people.

Mafalda Almeida
Head Office Coordinator
Licensed in Translation of English and French. Driven by an immense desire to give a valid contribution by building a better world. Im sensitive and I wake up every day urging to become a better person, to make a difference. I want to do something that makes my Soul smile.

Mnica Arajo
Creative Partner
Licensed in graphic design , I`ve been working in the creative area since 1997. I like being a designer! With my work I can give wings to my imagination and learn with each project. Love art in its most various forms, from theatre to photography. Im for self development, shiatsu and feng shui. I like the diversity of ways of living, people and places and Im passionate about inspiring life stories. I love dreams and high flights. I believe that creativity has an important role in the world because it triggers emotions.

Joana Murta Rosa

Gaps Solver
Graduated in International Relations, the power of the relations between people fascinates me. Besides that, I live as an explorer and as a surfer, and while Im out there I have a lot of time to realize how amazing is the place that we live in and about how great persons can we all be. I believe that happiness is only true when shared. Through SAPANA we try to help each one to find their way, as we found ours. Dream. Wish. Make it happen.


Sapana Team (+351) 91 213 78 02