Caring for
People
Oranssi
Housing Company
Helsinki, Finland




                    1 of 12
Oranssi renovates houses
for young people looking for a
more communal way of living.
Members must be under 24 years
old and need to take responsibility
for the work and to be prepared for
a communal lifestyl...
Residents participate in the
renovations from the beginning
and maintain the houses.
Mundo Infantil
Community Daycare
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil




                         2 of 12
An initiative of the Santa
Marta neighborhood focusing
on childcare and education of
children in the community.
This daycare facility is an
alternative for families that
allows mothers to have a job
knowing that their children
are saf...
The initiative began with a group
of five mothers, who arranged to
leave their children under the care
of one of them in h...
The group of mothers produced
and sold snacks and crafts
in order to raise capital. With
their profits and a bank loan,
th...
Arzoo: Together
We Will Shine
Behrampur, Ahmedabad,
India




                        3 of 12
Arzoo is a center for education
and arts and crafts activities
whose mission is to bridge the
gap between Hindus and Musli...
For a nominal fee, Arzoo provides
basic education to children 5-15
years in age, irrespective of their
background. Partici...
In 2002 the founder of Arzoo,
Sulekha Ali, started playing with
the orphans in the camp.
This led to the formation of a play
group and later a small school,
resulting in a bigger family beyond
the boundaries of ...
1kg More
Sichuan, Guangxi, Yunnan,
Guizhou, Shanxi, and Henan,
China




                              4 of 12
1kg More is based on the concept
of travelers bringing 1 kilogram of
old books, stationery, or garments
to donate to schoo...
1KG MORE
The goal of the initiative is to
enable direct communication.
Through personal meetings,
tourists are able to provide
reso...
1KG MORE
Água Santa
Community Healthcare Unit
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil




                            5 of 12
A group of women in Água Santa
neighborhood formed a health care
unit to assist their own community.
Focusing on women’s health
education and awareness, they
hold lectures and meetings and
make house visits to residents.
They teach women to do breast
self-examinations as a means
of disease prevention. This helps
locals to be more independent...
Wenxinshe
Seniors Association
Hexi District, Tianjin, China




                                6 of 12
Members of the Wenxinshe,
a seniors association, use
their various skills to help
the community’s residents.
The Wenxinshe includes a
calligraphy and painting team,
a Yangko team, a riding team,
and many other groups.
As the city grows, people are
leaving their houses and moving
into apartments, leading to the
deterioration of relationshi...
As a result, some residents of
this community (most of them
are elderly) set up the seniors
association that has become a
...
It serves as an advocate for
them and helps people living
in the neighborhood.
Tata Doing
Family Based Childcare
Torino, Italy




                         7 of 12
This project connects families
who need childcare who also have
additional space in their homes.
Each family may accommodate
up to three other children in their
house for five hours a day, five
days a week.
This initiative has several aims:
one, to provide childcare for
families that don’t have access
to it, and two, to create ...
Vicini di Casa
Social Housing Agency
Udine, Italy




                        8 of 12
Vicini di Casa is a social housing
agency that helps mediate
between demand and supply
in housing.
The agency works primarily with
immigrants and provides loans to
pay for rental deposits, organizes
sublets, and provides ...
Luoshan
Community Service Centre
Shanghai, China




                           9 of 12
The Luoshan Community Service
Centre is the only public space for
elderly people that operates in an
open and self-managed...
Walking Bus
Milan, Italy




               10 of 12
The walking bus encourages
children to walk to and from
school in the safety of a group,
under the supervision of one or
m...
Huiskamer
Restaurant
Living Room Restaurant
Milan, Italy




                         11 of 12
Many older people miss being
able to cook for and entertain
their family after their children
leave home. Often they have
...
The Living Room Restaurant is
based on organized dinner parties
for strangers, taking placing in
people’s houses for a low...
After reserving a place via email
or phone, people can spend the
evening at a host’s dining table
with a group of new peop...
Omaabi
Self-Help for the Elderly
Tallinn, Estonia




                            12 of 12
This self-help community of
elderly retired people runs a
shop and a small diner, giving
opportunities to socialize, sell
...
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  1. 1. Caring for People
  2. 2. Oranssi Housing Company Helsinki, Finland 1 of 12
  3. 3. Oranssi renovates houses for young people looking for a more communal way of living.
  4. 4. Members must be under 24 years old and need to take responsibility for the work and to be prepared for a communal lifestyle.
  5. 5. Residents participate in the renovations from the beginning and maintain the houses.
  6. 6. Mundo Infantil Community Daycare Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2 of 12
  7. 7. An initiative of the Santa Marta neighborhood focusing on childcare and education of children in the community.
  8. 8. This daycare facility is an alternative for families that allows mothers to have a job knowing that their children are safe.
  9. 9. The initiative began with a group of five mothers, who arranged to leave their children under the care of one of them in her own house.
  10. 10. The group of mothers produced and sold snacks and crafts in order to raise capital. With their profits and a bank loan, they purchased a property and established a day-care.
  11. 11. Arzoo: Together We Will Shine Behrampur, Ahmedabad, India 3 of 12
  12. 12. Arzoo is a center for education and arts and crafts activities whose mission is to bridge the gap between Hindus and Muslims created by communal riots in the past.
  13. 13. For a nominal fee, Arzoo provides basic education to children 5-15 years in age, irrespective of their background. Participating children are mostly rag pickers, laborers, and street hawkers.
  14. 14. In 2002 the founder of Arzoo, Sulekha Ali, started playing with the orphans in the camp.
  15. 15. This led to the formation of a play group and later a small school, resulting in a bigger family beyond the boundaries of blood relations, color, caste, religion, or ethnicity.
  16. 16. 1kg More Sichuan, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, Shanxi, and Henan, China 4 of 12
  17. 17. 1kg More is based on the concept of travelers bringing 1 kilogram of old books, stationery, or garments to donate to schools and children along their journeys.
  18. 18. 1KG MORE
  19. 19. The goal of the initiative is to enable direct communication. Through personal meetings, tourists are able to provide resources to residents and to broaden worldviews.
  20. 20. 1KG MORE
  21. 21. Água Santa Community Healthcare Unit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5 of 12
  22. 22. A group of women in Água Santa neighborhood formed a health care unit to assist their own community.
  23. 23. Focusing on women’s health education and awareness, they hold lectures and meetings and make house visits to residents.
  24. 24. They teach women to do breast self-examinations as a means of disease prevention. This helps locals to be more independent from the often overburdened public healthcare system.
  25. 25. Wenxinshe Seniors Association Hexi District, Tianjin, China 6 of 12
  26. 26. Members of the Wenxinshe, a seniors association, use their various skills to help the community’s residents.
  27. 27. The Wenxinshe includes a calligraphy and painting team, a Yangko team, a riding team, and many other groups.
  28. 28. As the city grows, people are leaving their houses and moving into apartments, leading to the deterioration of relationships among neighbors.
  29. 29. As a result, some residents of this community (most of them are elderly) set up the seniors association that has become a bond connecting the residents.
  30. 30. It serves as an advocate for them and helps people living in the neighborhood.
  31. 31. Tata Doing Family Based Childcare Torino, Italy 7 of 12
  32. 32. This project connects families who need childcare who also have additional space in their homes.
  33. 33. Each family may accommodate up to three other children in their house for five hours a day, five days a week.
  34. 34. This initiative has several aims: one, to provide childcare for families that don’t have access to it, and two, to create social networks between families.
  35. 35. Vicini di Casa Social Housing Agency Udine, Italy 8 of 12
  36. 36. Vicini di Casa is a social housing agency that helps mediate between demand and supply in housing.
  37. 37. The agency works primarily with immigrants and provides loans to pay for rental deposits, organizes sublets, and provides support in negotiations with landlords.
  38. 38. Luoshan Community Service Centre Shanghai, China 9 of 12
  39. 39. The Luoshan Community Service Centre is the only public space for elderly people that operates in an open and self-managed style. It combines a service center for youth with the service center for elders.
  40. 40. Walking Bus Milan, Italy 10 of 12
  41. 41. The walking bus encourages children to walk to and from school in the safety of a group, under the supervision of one or more adults.
  42. 42. Huiskamer Restaurant Living Room Restaurant Milan, Italy 11 of 12
  43. 43. Many older people miss being able to cook for and entertain their family after their children leave home. Often they have fewer social opportunities as well.
  44. 44. The Living Room Restaurant is based on organized dinner parties for strangers, taking placing in people’s houses for a low price.
  45. 45. After reserving a place via email or phone, people can spend the evening at a host’s dining table with a group of new people.
  46. 46. Omaabi Self-Help for the Elderly Tallinn, Estonia 12 of 12
  47. 47. This self-help community of elderly retired people runs a shop and a small diner, giving opportunities to socialize, sell homemade handicrafts, and eat out for a low price.

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