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Helpific newsletter | July 2015

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Dear members of Helpific platform!

Community's care and simplicity of helping each other through Helpific support platform enables to offer help and people with disabilities to live their life without borders.

Meeting students and lecturers from United States Roberts Wesleyan College
New logo for Helpific
Since April Helpific has a new logo - thanks to Neway AD Design Studio and Jaan Naaber. See logo design here.

I dream to become an astronaut. With your help we'll fly together!
Tallinn University in co-operation with Helpific started a campaign to help two young dudes to manage their independent life in the community. Our aim is to introduce the mission of Helpific and our future plans and most importantly - helping to solve the problems of these two young men. In the beginning of May we presented pilot projects of Jüri and Tom - two awesome guys who need a little bit of help. Lets help them - share info, buy their services, donate and cheer for them!
  • Meet Jüri and his campaign here
  • Meet Tom and his campaign here
European Sustainable Development Week
Helpific and Estonian Medical Students Association organized within European Sustainable Development Week an information day. Topic was about physical disability, comparing medical and social approach. Together the myths were broken and the meaning of mobility disability was opened. See photos here.
Helpific will have a tour!
Helpific organizes in autumn information days in Tallinn, Tartu and Haapsalu. The aim is to present and popularize Helpific web platform among local citizens. Exact dates and locations will be presented in our Facebook page.
Helpific began international co-operation with Finnish university
Helpific is a partner in a project “Skilled and Socially Inclusive Region”. Partners are Tallinn University Institute of Social Work, Tallinn Mental Health Center and Arcada University of Applied Sciences in Finland. People with mental disability are the risk group in the job market. Often the reasons for not employing them are behind false understandings about their disability, not their disability itself. The aims of the project are creating stronger communities, connecting vulnerable people with the labor market, raising activity and employment of disabled people, and reducing stigma in the society. Project activities will take place in autumn. More information coming soon.
Sharing social values through sharing economy
  • In April Helpific presented itself in seminar focused on sharing economy, organized by Estonian Urban Lab. A sharing economy takes a variety of forms, often leveraging information technology to empower individuals, corporations, non-profits and government with information that enables distribution, sharing and reuse of excess capacity in goods and services. Photos from the seminar are available here.
  • In April was held Bewise lecture “New Tendencies in Welfare: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Social Work” in Tallinn University of Technology. The aim of the BeWise project is to provide additional value to higher education in Estonia, helping Estonian universities to mediate practitioners as guest lecturers. Helpific co-founder Zsolt Bugarszki (PhD) was the lecturer.
  • In May social work students and lecturers from United States Roberts Wesleyan College visited Tallinn University Institute of Social Work. Helpific team participated in the meeting. The purpose of the visit was sharing experiences about dealing with mental disability. Quests from US valued Helpific as a initiative with innovative ideas about how to solve problems in society.
  • On 20-23 August will be held Nordic Inspiration Conference 2015 "Beyond borders". Helpific will participate as special project, but more information coming in the August information letter!
  • Helpific will participate at The Festival of Opinion Culture 14.-15.08.2015. More information from here and Facebook event.
How can you use or support Helpific right now?
Right now we post the help needers wishes to Helpific Facebook page to help communities already, even though the website is under development. Users can increase the user base of Helpific by sharing our information, individually as well as in the social media and through organizations, mailing lists of disabled people and volunteers. Also, we look forward to feedback for Helpific activities and additional recommendations to increase the quality and user-friendliness of our web platform.
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