In addition to standalone activities aimed at acute aid, we also deal with long-term aid projects. They are at the center of our attention, because they allow us to achieve a systematic and permanent change of an unfavorable situation for the better.
Of course, we wouldn't be able to do it without help, that’s why we would like to thank our partners, without whom it would not be possible.
Foreign aid in Syria
The earthquake in Syria claimed more than 8,000 lives in 2023. And those who survived and found themselves without a roof over their heads and without basic food were many more. We provided aid directly in Syria, where it was most needed, and ensured the supply of food, drinking water and hygiene items. Thanks to us, people had secured their basic needs and could focus on the next challenging steps that await them in the gradual return to their lives before the earthquake.
Foreign aid in Turkey
Almost 80,000, that is the terrifying death toll of the earthquake in Turkey in 2023. We have ensured the delivery of humanitarian aid to help the survivors who want to get back on their feet as soon as possible. Food, drinking water and hygiene items were secured with our colleagues from Turkey and delivered directly to those who needed it the most.
Foreign aid in Greece
In October 2020, our partners from Brno and LEAP members went to Greece for the first time to deliver a humanitarian collection of clothing, food and hygiene items that volunteers and students from Brno helped us prepare and collect. Our goal was to mitigate the negative consequences of the refugee crisis in Greece. Further aid was delivered in June 2021 and September 2021 to the island of Chios, where we distributed hygiene supplies to refugees with our Greek, Norwegian and English partners. In September, at the beginning of the school year, we also delivered educational aids, notebooks, pens and backpacks to schoolchildren.
A school for people fleeing from Ukraine
After the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, we carried out a humanitarian collection of clothes, food and hygiene items. Material aid from Brno, Trenčín, Bratislava and Prievidza successfully reached our Ukrainian partners from the NGO STRENGTH OF UZHGOROD. After the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, the activities of the organization gradually expanded to help Ukrainian refugees, through free teaching of the Slovak language as well as through other related activities at the regional level. Integration process and assistance activities for refugees from Ukraine are currently taking place at the Junior Leisure Center in Bojnice. We help Ukrainians who have left their homes to find work, provide free legal advice, assist with orientation in the legal and social environment, help with administration and enrollment of children in schools and kindergartens. Last but not least, we also provide them with language education and teach them the basics of Slovak language. We believe that social dialogue, our engagement and friendship will help Ukrainians with better integration into society, employment and that we contribute to the development of a tolerant civil society.