Bagos d'Ouro it all began with a dream. The dream of a more just society. A more balanced, more equitable and above all, more inclusive Douro. Where all children have equal opportunities. Where the new generations have an active role in reversing the cycle of poverty and social exclusion through EDUCATION, the "most powerful weapon to change the World".
We are privately owned Institution of Social Solidarity in Portugal (IPSS). We started in 2010 with the mission of promoting the education of children and young people in need in the Douro as a way of social inclusion in the region.
With a long-term commitment and a strategy of proximity, we develop personalized work with each child and young person that we support. We seek to follow their educational, social and familial path to integration in their active lives.
Bagos d’Ouro operates in 6 boroughs of the Douro – Alijó, Armamar, Murça, Sabrosa, São João da Pesqueira and Tabuaço - and we have been working with more than 200 children and their families for a total of about 400 people In the near future we plan to extend the intervention area to two new boroughs.
Today's seeds are Bagos d’Ouro of tomorrow.