According to OECD (2001, p.5) the term “digital divide” refers to “the gap between individuals, households, businesses and geographic areas at different socio-economic levels with regard both to their opportunities to access information and communication technologies (ICTs) and to their use of the Internet for a wide variety of activities”. The digital divide is a result for and simultaneously a risk factor for many social inequalities, including the social exclusion of mental health users along with other minorities, such as older people, women and ethnic minorities.
All over the world, we can still encounter a certain degree of mental illness stigmatisation that can hardly be described as something positive, be it in its milder or more severe form(s). Nevertheless, it still represents a tag that put someone in various negative frameworks typical for stigmatised persons. According to these contexts, people still presume that persons experiencing mental health problems are mad, dangerous, unpredictable, with lesser working abilities, incapable of work, thus belonging to various forms of institutional care, etc.
You need time and organizational skills to organize a pop-up store. First, you have to have a clear idea of what you want to do: which kind of audience do you want to reach, which products you want to show/sell, how many time the pop-up store is going to be open, etc.
One of the main decisions to be taken is… where to organize it? A pop-up store can be organized wherever you want! Nowadays, in most of the cities you can find many co-working spaces where this kind of stores can be organized, even for free. There are also many bars that use to host exhibitions and pop-up stores, an attractive place to enter, take something and see if you like something. Also your organization can host a pop-up store, you can take the opportunity to organize an open day and show your work to the people in your town or city.
When it comes to recycling, small actions in every organization or person may take on an everyday basis can mean a world of difference for the environment. Recycling and reusing materials has, for years, been one of the main elements of the sewing and leather-craft vocational training process at the Valakupiai Rehabilitation Center. These are just a small part of the variety of vocational training programmes that are available for people with disabilities at VRC.
There are several reasons to train yourself and/or people with our without special needs on fashion designing, here you have ten examples that will give you an idea of the benefits of this kind of activity: