We are a group of volunteers members of the non-governmental organization (NGO) for Development OMAS (Obra Missionária de Acção Social), created in 1992. We were created as answer to many Christian lay people who were willing to serve temporarily as Missionaries.
Our work is in two main areas:
1) Cooperation for development.
To select, train, send and follow young people who wish to give some time of their lives to the service of those in greater poverty. We send people to Mozambique since 1998, and have also been in Angola and Brazil. They are young and adult people who give support to social services for people in need, teach in schools in need of teachers and help to promote young people.
2. Education for Development and Promotion of solidarity in Portugal
We have a network of volunteers who promote activities in schools, Catholic parishes and young people's groups in order to raise awareness in the sense of solidarity to those in need, cooperating with our projects and finding candidates for volunteering in our countries.