Slovakia: Services for Disadvantaged Youth

$225 $41,575
Raised Remaining


Advocacy in welfare services for socially disadvantaged children.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The child care welfare system is largely financially supported by gov. w/ 6,000 children in orphanages. But this model is more expensive & ineffective, adversely effecting childrens' personalities and our society. This project enhances our existing welfare services and tries to exploit Slovak legal conditions if favor of subsititue family care for those children w/out families. We want attorneys to help set precedented decisions.

How will this project solve this problem?

Welfare activities for these children will be more powerful & effective; there will be faster placement of children from institution to substitute family; cooperation w/ attorney can give us higher status in Slovak welfare system

Potential Long Term Impact

Substitute families as a solution for children without families resulting in about 40 children from orphanages living in substitute homes and about 20 children who live in crises centers will be able to go to substitute homes instead of orphanages

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $225

Funding Policy: partial

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $225 as of Jun 9, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $41,800.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Thanks to 3 donors like you, a total of $225 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Obcianske Zdruzenie Navrat

974 01 Banska Bystrica, Bratislava, Slovakia

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