Humanitarian program

Sponsorship in Slovenia

Humanitarian program Sponsorship in Slovenia (Botrstvo v Sloveniji)

The humanitarian program ‘Sponsorship in Slovenia’ started in 2010 under The Association of Friends of Youth Ljubljana Moste-Polje. It is focused on helping children and youth from socially disadvantaged families from all over Slovenia.

The goal of the program is to connect children in need with people who are willing to help, with the intention of increasing possibilities for healthy development and creating equal opportunities for all children.

The program provides financial help to children in need for adequate nutrition, school or extracurricular activities, transport to school, medical equipment and medicine, healthy development and other such expenses. With monthly support of at least €30.00 from their “godfathers” and “godmothers”, these children are more able to integrate in life with their peers and have better chances and encouragement to achieve their life goals.

In the beginning of 2019 more than 7400 “godmothers” and “godfathers” had helped more than 9200 children in need from all over Slovenia.

The Sponsorship in Slovenia program also proposes systemic 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 the provision of Free Legal Aid under the Sponsorship in Slovenia program, where families in need may also ask for legal help in areas such as housing, social services and welfare. It is carried out with great help of Zidar Klemenčič Law Office.

From 2013, when the legal aid project came into being, until the end of 2018, lawyers from the Zidar Klemenčič law office helped more than 1894 people and families solve legal cases.

If you want to become a godfather or godmother, or support the program in any other way, please contact us at and we will gladly provide all the necessary information.