The International Women’s Club (IWC) of Belgrade hosted its 12th Annual Charity Bazaar on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012, 10 am – 4 pm, in Hall 2 of Belgrade Sajam, in support of local NGOs working with vulnerable people in Serbia.
The Charity Bazaar is the main fund-raising event for IWC supported community projects. Last year, the Bazaar raised over €90,000 and attracted around 4000 visitors. The collected funds are allocated to charities in Serbia that work with the following groups: elderly persons, gender-based violence and anti-trafficking, Roma children’s education, persons with disabilities and other types of vulnerable persons.
The stalls provide an opportunity for embassies and other interested individuals from many different countries to present hand-made objects, music, souvenirs, folklore, national cuisine, clothing, and literature from their respective countries. There will also be a Stage Program with entertainment, Kids Corner with activities for children, IWC Second Hand Book stall, IWC Baking stall, IWC Flea market stall and a RAFFLE with numerous attractive prizes. Among the many countries participating in this year’s Bazaar and presenting and promoting their culture and lifestyle are Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Japan, Kuwait, The Netherlands and the USA.
The International Women’s Club (IWC) of Belgrade has approximately 200 members from over 40 countries. Mrs. Odilia Stokvis, spouse of the Dutch Ambassador, is the President of the IWC. As a non-governmental and non-profit club with connections in diplomatic and international business circles, the IWC seeks to promote international understanding between women and knowledge of Serbia among its members. The club raises funds for humanitarian projects and helps women from the international community to participate in various cultural and social activities in Belgrade.
International Aid Network – NGO that supports the human rights violation survivors and other marginalised and vulnerable groups in development of their own potential for decent life in peace. Students enrolled in technology courses at International Aid Network (IAN) created a series of webpages for the IWC, describing the 2012 Charity Bazaar. Please take a look! Our thanks to the women at IAN for their creative and heartfelt contributions.