2010 Charity Projects

This year, the IWC received an unprecedented number of applications. After carefully reviewing and evaluating each project, a total of 12 projects were selected.

  • International Aid Network (IAN) “Empowerment Against Female Poverty”  – Will provide training courses in a variety of subjects for women who are victims of domestic violence or other vulnerable women.
  • Humanitarian Organization “Rom” Obrenovac – Preschool classes for Roma children and a program to help their parents go back to school.
  • Center for Youth Integration – Equipping the basement of the Center’s Drop-in center for youth living on the streets to make it an appropriate place for children living at high risk for HIV or hepatitis, at risk of trafficking, or living with intravenous drug users.
  • Mental Disability Rights Initiative of Serbia (MDRI) –  About 30 pre-school or primary school age children and their families will receive support regarding inclusive education. Serbia recently passed a new law regarding people with disabilities which states that they have a right to receive an education. In addition, 30 youth and their families will receive help regarding preservation of their legal capacity.  MDRI will also be doing research work.
  • Autonomous Women’s Center – The Autonomous Women’s Center provides counseling services,  an SOS phone hotline, legal hotline, email counseling, food vouchers, and other services for victims of domestic violence.
  • Red Cross Palilula “Hello Neighbors” project – Helping poor and isolated elderly people meet basic needs, including doing daily chores and visiting to alleviate loneliness.
  • Stop Violence Against Roma Women project – Project will fund workshops focused on preventing violence against Roma women living in slum settlements in Pancevo.  Will also help women who are already victims of violence.
  • Passport to Fishing and Boating – The organization EU Progress runs a program that teaches disabled persons to fish and then gives then a chance to come to a summer camp to fish and participate in other camping activties.
  • Help for Disabled Roma Women and Children – Psychological and educational workshops for disabled Roma women and educational workshops for disabled Roma children.
  • “Changes Through Knowledge” Roma Children’s Education project  – After school support, tutoring classes and workshops for Roma girls in grades 5-8 in Krusevac.
  • “Together in Education, Together in the Future” project  – This project will be run with the Association of Single Mothers in Nis and will provide extra classes and assistance for their children.
  • Art Classes for Children Without Parental Care – The organization Fond Savremena Deca provides art classes for 60 children living in homes for children without parental care in Belgrade.
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