As it is usual in today’s world the viability of a project depends mainly on its economic integrity. Along The Road comprises 2 distinct parts
Funds and Sponsoring for Along the Road organisation
The first part concerns the organisation of my trip, such as the funding of acquiring all the necessary equipment (plus any repair or replacement), customs and medical requirements, insurance, my return flight from Nepal together with commodities, which are essential for my safety and well-being.
How will this funding work ? Concerning the equipment, I hope on the support from the manufactures or their intermediaries brands wich is not granted in advance. I shall be very greatfull for all funds or material that you are willing to offer. In this case you can contact me via this site "CONTACT" form and sending your donation to below mentioned account:
POSTFINANCE SA Mingerstrasse 20 - 3030 BERN, Switzerland client: Zuzarte de S. Graça, Joao IBAN: CH82 0900 0000 1752 7864 0 SWIFT: POFICHBEXXX
Counterparts Any commercial or financial support is considered as sponsorship. Each person or company will receive a “thank you” letter which will include in detail the material or the amount of the donation sended and will be considered as a partner of the project "Along the Road", (unless donor disagrees to be mention).
All offered equipment will be linked to the refered object on this site page under "EQUIPMENT", and will have direct access to the official manufacture web site.
The 5 most generous sponsors will have their logos published at the bottom of each page on this site and you can click on the logos and get direct communication with their official internet portals. All others sponsors will be posted on one the under page "OTHER LINKS" which also have their links directly connected to their internet portals.
Donations concerning social projects
The second part is related to my desire to get to know the various establishments I intend to visit – those that look after people suffering from different disabilities or those whose mental illness leads to disability. These contacts will be referred on this site as soon I establish their contacts. The purpose of this is to “twin” certain Swiss institutions which care for those with various disabilities with corresponding establishments that I will visit on my journey. It will be interesting to see if this angle on social and cultural care for the disabled can put in place support between provision in different countries and their Swiss counterparts. I know well that the need for social contact is a primary importance to the most disabled person. In Eastern Europe and Asia people with disabilities they have even more difficulties than in Switzerland. For them, having knowledge of what is happening in other countries, will help them to have an image of themselves.
The aim is to try to build social and inter cultural links between disabled people, and pofiting from the "Along the Road" project, to make it available to all the possible interested parties, on improving this kind of projects. It would be important to have the support and vitality of all intra-organizational institutions that are open for creating contacts or a bridge network between Europe and Asia, and so to say, putting people experiencing disability, (as aswell parents, institutions, educators, etc.) in a communication interests field.
How to encourage ? Contact " Along the Road " through the page " CONTACTS " and make a donation proposal, sending only your coordinates and confirming your will to patronize this kind of projects wich will be announced in due time. The money proposed, may serve for example for the purchase of computers for the institutions of the poorest countries, allowing communication between disabled people. A second idea will be to facilitate institutional, cultural and social exchanges, allowing visits of disabled persons between Switzerland and the countries I will visit. Warning ... do not send cash. Subsequently you will receive direct contact of people with disabilities, their representatives or their institutions in Switzerland and the countries of my itinerary. They will establish those intercultural projects, and according to my assessment deserve to be encouraged.
Counterparts You will be a honoured partner to the project " Along the Road " and your name (unless you don’t agree), will be mentioned on the under page "OTHER LINKS". You will have the contact of the Institutions and people where you want to send your donation and receive updated information of the progress of the helped project.
All members (sponsors, partners or friends) from "Along the Road" will subsequently be invited for all possible media events related to this project and will also be mentioned when a documentary will be produced and a small book of my experience edited. I would like to thank so, so much for all the interest, support, generosity and friendship showned by all.