Nase Mesto / Our Town / Pontis Foundation

by Pontis Foundation
Oct 21, 2013

From community days to development assistance

Cleaning Stara Trznica
Cleaning Stara Trznica

Slovakia 10 years assisted in developing countries under the program:  SlovakAid

Slovak organizations have worked on more than 400 projects in Kenya, Afghanistan, South Sudan but also in Belarus, Tunisia, Serbia, and Macedonia and other countries. Pontis Foundation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized on this occasion 16 - 17.10.2013 Conference 10 years under the logo SlovakAid in Bratislava.

Pontis Foundation operates in Belarus, in the Western Balkans, but also in Moldova, Kenya and Tunisia. "The story of our foundation is part of the story of Slovakia. First, we have gained much experience and practical assistance from developed countries and now we are sharing what we have learned for 20 years," said Lenka Surotchak, director of the Pontis Foundation .

Development Week culminated on Friday the 18th - Developing October day in Bratislava's Old Market, we introduced cuisine, film, theater and exhibition Afriktivity and different workshops.

Volunteers from EY 7 helped non-profit organizations

Since 2008, we are organizing Community Day EY. One day was enough to EY employees worked more than 800 hours for 7 -profit organizations. Volunteers together cleaned the old building in the center of Bratislava from several years of waste , beautified garden, took 31 seniors to autumn botanical garden, collected waste from the Little Danube, cleaned Horský park and animal shelter.

During the summer, we organized a successful sign language courses

Pontis Foundation and Slovak Telekom Fund organized during July and August sign language courses. We launched evening courses, held on Magio pláz in Bratislava and Kosice and three-day free courses. Both courses were led by interpreters of sign language Rober Šarina and Lubica Šarinová.

We cleaned Stará Trznica and filled three containers of waste

Stará Trznica will after several years again server to public. Three full high capacity containers were filled during the first Volunteer Day in the Stará Trznica. We joined to clean the interior, cellars and window.

Patients with multiple sclerosis will help special tablets

Tablets will remind them when to take medication and see a doctor. Program quality of life with multiple sclerosis allow them free access to the internet, to overcome their isolation and maintain social contacts, and more control over their treatment using modern technology.

How to support the fight against corruption and ethics in business?

People from companies and watchdog discuss why to support of organizations dedicated to uncovering corruption and transparent governance in Slovakia. Fund for transparent Slovakia was established in Pontis Foundation, supported by eight large companies who subscribe to the principles of transparent business without corruption.

We were involved in 11 th European Mobility Week

We co-organized a bike ride and inline in Bratislava, which was held during the Car Free Day on Sunday 22 September. Together with the companies we discussed the ecological modes of transport and the use of electric vehicles.

Sign Language Courses
Sign Language Courses
Little Danube cleaning
Little Danube cleaning

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Pontis Foundation

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

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