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Who are We
The Organização Missanga – Association for the Promotion of Education and Culture – was born in Portugal, in March 2006, from the will of a group of people that believes that it’s possible to materialize the wish for a less unequal world on a structure that promotes the development in a wide range of areas.
Missanga pretends to promote projects that can develop the most needed areas among the
populations, mainly on the fields of education and culture.
The Organização Missanga is based on values of mutual respect, impartiality and social justice, honesty, transparency and solidarity, developing their activities on the respect for the Declaration of Human Rights.
Why Missanga (Glass-Beads)?
Several glass-beads make a string of different colours, where diversity and complementary get together strengthening each other, creating something beautiful and strong.
Our definition comes from what composes us:
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And for the colours of the 5 continents, while revealing our availability for the world.
Based on the definition on the Chapter I, article 3 of their Regulation, the Organização Missanga has as their goals the conception, implementation and support to programs and projects of social, cultural, educational, environmental, civic, technical and economic character in all levels of society, in Portugal, on the European space, on the countries of Portuguese expression and on the less developed countries.
The Organização Missanga also recognizes as their goal the sensitization of the public opinion for the need of having an engaged relationship with the less developed countries, as well as the diffusion of their needs.
The Organização Missanga, aware that education and culture are essential aspects for the total development of societies and for the existence and strengthening of peace, assumes the promotion of these goals as fundamental basis on their activities.