Children
 Slovakia
Project #16291

Support grieving children and families in Slovakia

by Pontis Foundation
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Summary

Plamienok is an organisation which takes care of a center for grieving and suffering children and families in Slovakia. We organize a summer camp for children who have lost a loved one (a parent, sibling, grandparent, ). The purpose of the camp is to provide children with a safe space to express and share the emotions experienced after losing a family member.
$7,500
total goal
$2,299
remaining
27
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

The summer camp is organized by the Plamienok counseling center for children who have lost a loved one (a parent, sibling, grandparent, ). The purpose of the camp is to provide children with a safe space to express and share their emotions, experienced after losing a family member.

Solution

At the same time, it is also an opportunity to make new friends with a similar experience which can help them deal with the feelings of isolation and misunderstanding. They will not feel out of place and lonely in their life situation. Through role-playing, games, trips and therapeutic activities they will be able to experience something new, relax and laugh without feeling that it is inappropriate for someone overcoming loss.

Long-Term Impact

Overcoming the isolation (many children after death of close person have the tendency to isolate from other children) - Preventing from drug usage in future (children learn how to work with their emotions, how to express them and they will not look for escape in drugs) - Providing the safe environment for expression of grief, doubts can help them to deal with this heavy situation, so the situation will have less impact for their futuru development

Resources

http:/​/​www.pontisfoundation.sk
Plamienok Website

Organization Information

Pontis Foundation

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia - Slovakia
Website: http:/​/​www.pontisfoundation.sk
Project Leader:
Marek Chalány
program coordinator for individual philantropy
Bratislava, Slovakia

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