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Jul 5, 2016

DobraKrajina will be on Pohoda Festival

The DobraKrajina team from last years festival
The DobraKrajina team from last years festival

Every year since 2010, Great Country has been participating in Pohoda festival, taking place in Trencin Airport.

Thanks to your donations, we are able to go there again this year to show the people how we are helping different communities throughout Slovakia. Our aim during this festival is to make the crowd aware of the great job carried out by good Slovak NGOs, to get more advocates for this cause.

Thanks to your generosity, this year we chose to try an innovative way to broadcast our projects: VR videos. We spent some time making the videos in order to show how much our target populations need to be help. Therefore, thanks to VR glasses, people will be able to put themselves in the shoes of a homeless man, of an elderly woman, or of a disabled girl.

When we shot those videos, we got even more convinced that we still need to work hard to change the life of homeless people, disabled people, and of all people who might face discrimination and difficulties in their life that would not exist in a better life-environment.

Thanks to your donations, we were able to get the equipment to shoot those videos, and to be present them on this very important event.

But we need your help even more, in order to be able to organize more federative events in the future, and raise awareness about Slovakia´s main issues.

We think that we can only make Slovakia a better country for everyone if we raise awareness about what some people are facing, and why it needs to change.

We will keep you updated about our next achievements, as we are always trying to stay dynamic and to create a common space for the different projects we are supporting. We are trying to manage a lot of activities to create a bond between all the components of Slovak civil society.

The more the people will be aware of the tough challenges we are facing, the more they will be willing to help us go through them.

We are counting on you to support us into the big work we are trying to do.

Filming VR videos
Filming VR videos
Jun 3, 2016

A cake and a life-story for Restaurant Day 2016!

On May 21st, Amnesty International Slovakia and our project Human Books library participated to Restaurant Day in Bratislava.

It was the occasion for everyone to discover this wonderful mind-changing project and to meet and exchange with some of the living books.

Sitting together around a meal or a drink to share experiences and life stories is the best way to make a change on people´s mind, which is actually what this project is trying to achieve.

On this day, the project which is uppermost aimed at young people in high schools was presented to general public, with a different and intimate approach permitted by the Restaurant Day concept.

If you were able to share this moment with them, you surely now appreciate the power of storytelling against prejudice, and wish to support this amazing project even more.

The Human Books participating in this event were mainly related to stories about solidarity, to make this day even more of a sharing moment.

Your donations could help us do more and more small projects such as this one, and would allow us to make our project more famous, so as to raise awareness about prejudice among more people.

We are looking forward to meeting you again next year for Restaurant Day. 

A shared meal with a story is always tastier :)
A shared meal with a story is always tastier :)
Jun 3, 2016

Children and family-related 2016 Restaurant Day

Families sharing a meal and a nice afternoon :)
Families sharing a meal and a nice afternoon :)

On May 21st, Restaurant Day theme for the NGO Navrat was completely linked to our regular activity, as this day was placed under the sign of the children.

All the food proposed to the audience was colorful and a reminder of our childhood food.

The activities following the degustation were composed of funny games shared by the families present at the event. Everyone was able to enjoy a very friendly afternoon under a perfect spring sun, while learning more about adopting a child and the challenges faced by those who have already done it. Sharing moments of life with children is the best way to make them feel entirely part of the family.

On this day, we tried to raise awareness about our activity by reproducing a game afternoon as such as the ones usually done during our support sessions. We truly believe in the power of games, fun, and creativity to bond people and especially families together, even when the situation is a difficult one. That is why we chose to make a giant playground during Restaurant Day. We thought it would be the best way of showing people how we work.

Thanks to your donations, we are able to carry on more and more activities, either directly with the families facing difficulties after an adoption, either with a more general audience, to make people aware of our goals.

We wish to continue being able to do such activities, and we hope to see you next year for our traditional Restaurant Day!

Colorful and tasty food!
Colorful and tasty food!
Family play-time :)
Family play-time :)
 

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