Some 200 hearing-impaired children are born every year in Slovakia and up to 95 per cent are born to parents with no hearing impairment. Proper diagnosis and treatment from the first months of their lives would give them a chance not to lag behind their peers.
Since summer we have been campaigning to raise awareness and collect money to help with early diagnosis of hearing impaired children in Slovakia.
Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for giving hearing-impaired children a chance to live an adequate life. But in Slovakia, we are lacking both the experts as well as the technology. Parents have to therefore often travel with their hearing-impaired children to Brno or even Prague to get an early diagnosis. You too can help us collect the money we need to start the First Children’s Audiocentre at the Children’s University Hospital in Bratislava, which will serve everyone in Slovakia. You too can give hearing-impaired children a chance for a better life.
So far we have collected 25% of the resources we need. If you can please help. Here is more information in this article.
Dear supporters and donors,
we are happy to write you some exciting updates about Great country project.
First of all, we are slowly finishing all the development on our website. The latests and the most expected feature that was finished is ist english version. Thanks to our amazing volunteers, students of languages, we are trying to feed our english version of website so that englisgh speakers have a good overview of recent acitivites. Please check it out yourself and please let us know all your feedback and tips for improvements: https://www.dobrakrajina.sk/en/.
In May we organized Restaurant Day, international festival of street food. We helped 13 project, 13 NGOs to organize their 1-day pop-up restaurants, invite people and welcome them in their work places. Hundreds of guests met with interesting people and had a chance to get to know their work better. According to the World Charity Index 2014 Slovakia is still far behind other central european countries when it comes to the pro-social behaviour. We try to sensitize people by creating the opportunities for being moved or inspired to engage in giving, helping, volunteering. Restaurant Day was such an opportunity and we were able to organize it in thanks to your support. THANK YOU!
Another exciting news is Mari Kuraishi herself. Cofounder fo GlobalGiving will come to Slovakia in late October this year and she will have a inspiring presentation for our NGOs about crowdfunding. We are very very excited and we hope to inspire small organizations we are working with to embrace the power of crowd (enjoy Mari talking about it here).
And, yes, we are in a pre-campaign rush. 24-hours giving marathon is in less then 2 months. If you can, please support us, we are trying to collect matching funds for participating NGOs.
Sandra and Anka from Great country
We ask ourselves this question very often. What is our responsibility? How can we (or how should we) contribute to a better country. Great country.
We are happy to provide a space for people who want to join us. Who want to support great initiatives and contribute to a common good. The space in our online fundraising platform where you can find 54 innovative strategic projects, managed by reliable, trustworthy organizations from Slovakia. And thousands of commited donors, supporters, givers.
Altogether 52 NGOs and 54 project coordinators met on 23th January, at our annual meeting and training. We welcome 12 new coordinators who joined us in our effort to engage people in Slovakia into our causes. We learnt new skills and exchanged information about our planned events and fundraising campaigns.
Since 1st Januay we have helped to raise more than 20,000 dollars for our causes and we have started to plan 3 exciting campaign in 2015 - Restaurant Day, 24-hour marathon and Trvdák (Tough-man). More than 25 projects will join us and use the communication space as an opportunity to make their cause visible and accessible for the people who want to help or join the team. You have helped us to make it happen.
Now we want to say THANK YOU. Thank you for helping and being there. Thank you for co-creating this country and a hope for its better future.
Our dearest donors,
recently we have been incredibly busy and overwhelmed by the campaign The homeless month (sorry, website only in slovak language). We run a campaign to raise awareness and funds for 4 NGOs that do enormously innovative and great job to help homeless people find their way back to life.
Not only they offer a shelter, hygiene and food. They are friends - they see a person, not a homeless man. And they help to find the way for the people who have lost themselves.
Thank you, our donors! Without you we would not be able to organize all the events that raise awareness and help financially for these 4 NGOs - Depaul Slovakia, Vagus, Proti prúdu and Divadlo bez domova.
And we cordially invite you to the benefit concert - 13th December at the homeless shelter at Ivánska 32 in Bratislava. Here more info.
Thank you again and again. You enable us to help those who need it. If you can, please keep supporting us, we promise to do our best so that your donation has the greatest positive impact as it is possible :)
we send you greetings from our office, where we are preparing our next campaign - Tough-guy. We will raise money for 10 NGO-s, that help people fight with the barriers and overcome the obstacles in their life. Thanks to you, we can do this work and we can support the NGOs, that do an amazing work.
Len Tak Tak - In the integrated dance theater Len Tak Tak people dance together, those who are physically disabled and peopledisability.
Dogazyl - The place where abandoned dogs find their new adoptive families.
People in Need and their micro-loans project Architects in roma settlements that helps people who live deep below poverty line to build their own houses.
Ulita - a community center for the kids from socially disabled neighborhood in Bratislava - Kopcany.
IPcko.sk - an online anonymous psychological support for young people that is available 24/7
Púpava - a halfway house community for young adults from orphanages
Andreas - autistic center in thanks to what many parents of autistic kids can have a "free" weekend once in a while
Bol raz jeden clovek - a cake factory where a group of lovely friends bakes the most delicious desserts. And they are mentaly disabled
Hidepark - a park built exclusively by volunteers who grew up in panel houses of Nitra
Volunteer group Vrba - Vrba means willow - a symbol of someone who patiently listens and is always prepared to be there for you. Volunteers from Vrba are there at the hospital of St. Elisabeth in Bratislava for oncological patients.
These are those that you help by supporting project Great country. Thank you!
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