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ESF 3.52: Care Creates Change in People's Lives and the Environment

Project Cost: €575,084
Beneficiary: WasteServ Malta Ltd
Line Ministry: Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change
Start Date: 2008
End Date: 2012

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

The project ‘Care Creates Change’ provided direction for victims of domestic violence, young school drop outs, asylum seekers, ex convicts and substance abusers to maximize their personal and organizational potential. The trainees created crafts out of recyclable materials whilst were introduced to work ethics and procedures. This project assisted the target groups to secure formal employment.

Operational Programme: OPII Empowering People for More Jobs and a Better Quality of Life ESF
Operational Objective: To contribute towards the integration, retention and progression of disadvantaged groups in the labour market, whilst addressing labour market distortions.
Priority Axis: PA3 Promoting and equal and inclusive labour market
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIIPA3 Promoting an inclusive society.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of this project is to contribute towards a higher labour market participation rate; achieve lower dependence on the welfare system; and adhere to the national employment priorities. This will be done by tapping into the employment opportunities found in the resource (waste) management sector for the project's target groups.

Project Results

1. Comprehensive training for 100 trainees coming from five target groups as follows: victims of domestic violence, school drop outs, asylum seekers, ex convicts and substance abusers. These trainees are expected to be fully prepared to integrate in the labour market at the end of the project. The aim is to have 30% of these trainees with secured work placement by the end of the project.2. At the advanced level of training (on the job training), a number of trainees (those who make it to the advanced level) will be given training at Waste Management facilities such as the Civil Amenity sites.3. Trainees will learn leadershop and selling techniques by promoting their capabilities to the general public. At the end of the second year, "Care Creates Change Coop" will be formed. WasteServ Malta Ltd will identify the trainees who present the right capabilities, skills and potential to form part of the cooperative, and assist these trainees in the initial stages by guiding and setting up this cooperative. Following this, WasteServ will gradually let these trainees become autonomous and self sustaining. The time when the cooperative will be set up will depend on the level of performance reached by the trainees. The cooperative will be based on renovation, designing and creating useful recycled products. The cooperative is intended to create green jobs in providing services and potentially selling useful recycled products. During the duration of the project other streams will be explored and the forecasting of future recruitment opportunities in the resource management markets. The training programme for the individuals forming part of this coop would have come to an end at this point and the earning will be earned directly by these individuals. This project will not finance the coop (and it is not part of the project's indicators) but will assist those individuals in acquiring the right skills for a successful outcome and empowering them to believe in theri potential.4. The trainees who will not join the cooperative will be offered support and guidance by qualified guidance personnel and mentors to find other alternative placements. Another option will be offered to the trainees to continue their studies in one of the courses offered at MCAST.

Project Purpose

The main objective of this project is to contribute towards a higher labour market participation rate; achieve lower dependence on the welfare system; and adhere to the national employment priorities. This will be done by tapping into the employment opportunities founds in the resource (waste) management sector for the project's target groups.