From August 23rd to September 1st 2019, 24 participants — from 3 continents and 10 different countries and with backgrounds ranging from product and service design to psychology and coding — gathered on the grounds of the CLARA - Center for Rural Future— a rural creative hub set up by Mariana and Diogo Dias Coutinho. There they conceived a series of creative & business proposals to reactivate the countryside and fight rural exodus.
During the 10 days of the workshop, the group — divided in 4 teams led by 4 international team facilitators — worked closely with Holis’ local partners and came up with 4 projects. All projects has been received very positively and shall be implemented by Holis with the local partners in the near future, thus confirming the institution’s tangible and impactful role.
Clara Rural Camp is a service that connects urban children during their school holidays to older locals in the Odemira region.