FICA Project

The FICA project (Fight Against Absenteeism / School Dropout) began in September 2019 as way of responding to the goals of the educational project, which aims at reducing the students’ absenteeism and dropout and, consequently, increase the successful completion of the courses attended.

At the moment, FICA consists of a psychologist and four teachers from the Escola Profissional Dr. Francisco Fernandes ( that, together with the course coordinators/mediators and the parents, try to manage deviant or risky behaviors that may compromise school success. 

With this team, trainees can find a trusting environment where they can freely share their problems, thus allowing the definition of joint strategies that seek the improvement of their school situation.