Who we are
We are a non-profit organization aiming to help people who are in greatest need. Since 1999, we have provided a helping hand to those deprived of human dignity and freedom due to all sorts of circumstances. To people suffering the consequences of war; victims of natural disasters or those who live under the suppression of authoritarian regimes or in conditions of deep poverty – all over the world as well as in Slovakia. We are a proud member of the People in Need network operating from Central Europe.
What we do
We intervene in emergency disaster areas around the world (and also in Slovakia) providing relief for people affected by natural disasters or armed conflicts. We save lives, alleviate the suffering and help disaster victims to get back on their feet again.
In our long-term interventions, we focus on education for children and women in countries with low educational standards. We support the restoration of livelihoods and food security for farmers and we empower people to have an active voice in their community’s decision-making.
Since the founding of our organization, we have focused our interest also on the situation of human rights in the world and in Slovakia. We support activities in countries that share similar historical experiences with Slovakia of the fight against authoritarian regimes. In Slovakia itself, we have worked on the issues of racism, discrimination, intolerance, human trafficking, minority rights and extremism.
We bring additional knowledge to Slovak teachers and students, we create tutorials and learning materials. Our aim is to allow young people to better understand themselves and the world that has been rapidly changed and globalized, and to empower them to participate actively in positive changes.
Social Integration Programs
We research and pilot innovative solutions to the challenges that people in socially excluded localities in Slovakia face – extreme poverty, long-term unemployment, low education levels, inadequate living standards and tensions with the majority population.