Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
With partners support, after 2 years of activity, the production is increasing by 45 % and the quality of the products has improved, being similar to that of the mosaic imported. The young employees had an extraordinary evolution, passing from the “assisted” to the full rights employee. A young employee, one day stated to he’s colleagues:“For me is for the first time when I have a job for such a long time, and this because you’ve all had trust in me”.In Romania we are the only social enterprise that makes a real production activity (factory type) and for the Ministry of Labor we are a good practice model, so many organizations and personalities came to visit us (State secretary, delegation of EU Parliament, groups of NGOs,ambassadors).
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
The method we applied will have an impact in social integration, in different communities, with similar realities, but were an initiator can replicate points of our method The awareness process, with the involvement of Ministry will make our method known to at least 20 organizations. Collaboration with the 2 NGO’s from Romania and Italy will double the actual number of volunteers (from 6 to 12). Volunteers are important for the professional growth of our employees, their motivation and also for the opening towards a European environment. Marketing, professional training and complete services to clients (in partnership with Menatwork and NESsT) will assure business development and consolidation and thus a long term impact for the young people. As for business-production, with this new equipment we’ll be able to make more models, raise the number of clients and production, in general.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
Our method shows that we have to be in a continuous improvement process, pay attention to feedback and market trends, in order to be competitive for customers’ requirements. By offering a complete and professional service we can encounter new clients, in Romania and in Europe, main points for production growth and, from here, the possibility to long term jobs. We intend to diversify our products, including for example the artistic mosaic and to consolidate our position on the market. We consider important the collaboration with organizations from other countries, being an active EU entity.