OUSEM and the EVS project

13151810973_65e114f084_zAs part of our colaborative experience with OUSEM, we have had the support of three EVS volunteers in the Master Unit.  OUSEM, The OUtstanding Solutions for EMpowerment association, is focused on promoting local development projects, has been helping on projects like the Ananda Kalyani and the Covilhã transition movement, “Covilhã em Transição“.

The three volunteers, Enrico, Vesna and Lara, have shown to be invaluable in the germinating process of Ananda Kaliani, iniciating small permaculture gardens, helping to give birth and maintain our forestries but most importantly, sharing their ideas with us.


They have been a source of great joy ammong us since all of them have unique personalities and skills, and it has been an excitment to watch their potentialities been put to practice and flourish.

With this experience we’ve learned the importance of having volunteers work with us, so we are happy to announce that soon we will also be ready to host volunteers of our own! If you are interested, keep an eye on our website for more news, or contact us through this blog or our facebook page.

Now, and with Laras art exbition almost upon us, we feel like its really with the sharing of knowledge and  through exploring everyones potentialities that the world can become a better place.


If we’re going to bring out the best in people, we, too, need to sow seeds of encouragement.

Joel Osteen