Humanitarian project Sponsorship in Slovenia (Botrstvo v Sloveniji)
The humanitarian project Sponsorship in Slovenia started in 2010 under The Association of Friends of Youth Ljubljana Moste-Polje. It concentrates on helping children and youth from socially disadvantaged families from all over Slovenia. The goal of the project is to connect children in need and people willing to help, with the intention of enabling better possibilities for healthy development and create equal opportunities for all children.
Project is directed in providing financial help to children in need for adequate nutrition, school or extracurricular activities, transport to school, medical equipment, healthy development and other expenses. With monthly support in sum of at least 30 euros by their “godfathers” and “godmothers” children are more able to integrate in life of peers and have better chances and encouragement to access their life goals. By the end of 2016 more than 6700 “godmothers” and “godfathers” helped more than 7700 children in need from all over Slovenia.
The Sponsorship in Slovenia project also proposes systematic changes in Slovenian laws to create better possibilities for children in need and to enforce the Convention of the Rights of the Child. This is done through Free Legal Advice Aid under the Sponsorship in Slovenia project, where families in need also may ask for legal help in the field of housing and social services and welfare. From 2013 when the legal aid project saw its light until the end of 2015 lawyers from Zidar Klemenčič law office helped more than 1700 people and families solve legal cases.
If you want to become a godfather or godmother or support the project in any other way, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly provide all information.
Children under the care of the Sponsorship in Slovenia project also get the chance to develop their talents and we helped many of them to go to holidays for the first time. With the help of national radio station Val 202 we enabled much needed financial and material help to the most socially disadvantaged families. Through several public auctions of items previously owned by famous athletes (such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Goran Dragić, Chris Froome, or a Chelsea jersey with signatures of all players from Champions League 2012, Slovenina ski jumper Peter Prevc) took place at radio Val 202 and helped children make their dreams come true. Donations were used for children with different talents who got the opportunity to visit music school, dance lessons, their favorite sports etc. and for young professional or semi-professional athletes with intention to encourage them in their career.