Central and Moscow Region Donations and help for Moscow’s children The Morozov Children’s home in Moscow provides treatment and a home to approximately 34 children aged from 3 to 18 years who are homeless or ill. The majority of these children remain at the clinic while about 10 are day visitors. The South African Embassy…

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Making a difference across Ukraine Oksana Voron As part of the Mandela Day celebration, Aspen’s Ukrainian team embraced 4 projects in 3 regions of Ukraine. In the South-East Region the Odessa City Clinical Hospital #1 and Zaporizhzhia City Orphanage were selected as appropriate beneficiaries, while the West Region chose to support the Lviv City Orphanage…

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Supporting Slovenia’s Psychologists Tina B Schmautz The Slovenian Psychologist’s Association is a voluntary NPO that unites professionals across a broad spectrum of disciplines from the fields of science, education, sports, health, social welfare, labor, employment, defence, environmental protection and spatial planning among others. These members serve on several public projects and assist citizens and refugees…

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Improving Kosice’s kindergarten Agnieszka Ujazdowska The children’s playrooms at the kindergarten in Kosice were recently improved by seven members of the Slovakian team. Established in 1988, the kindergarten accommodates 100 children, aged two to six, in five classrooms. While the tutors were left to providing for the educational, social and emotional needs of the young…

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Pétanque fields, gardens and an improved summer house for seniors Jana Beránková This year Aspen’s team from the Czeck Republic supported the Gerontological Center in Prague. Established in 1992, this center has gradually expanded its services and activities for seniors aged over 84 and currently specializes in social, cultural, psychological, cognitive and biological aspects of…

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Overcoming social and gender differences Agnieszka Ujazdowska & Gergana Frateva Equestrian riding is the only sport where different genders compete together. Contact between the horses andthe riders creates a social environment that enhances possibilities of communication, developing relationships and taking responsibility for action irrespective of the rider’s gender, ethnicity or religious preferences. Our team in…

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Pielgrzymowice Robert Domański and Agnieszka Ujazdowska The St Sister’s Association Jadwiga in Pielgrzymowice is home to about 20 abandoned, homeless children who are physically handicapped. The home offers them shelter, education, occupational therapy and a safe social environment with the necessary care that they need to flourish despite their circumstances. Five volunteers spent time at…

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Multiple projects benefit thousands Vincent Philibert As in previous years, Aspen Notre Dame de Bondeville’s (Aspen NDB), French-based team have chosen to engage in numerous Mandela Day projects over an extended period. Some of these activities are influenced by the summer vacation or seasons of the year, yet this has not placed a damper on…

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Educating Mythri’s children Ramesh Cheruvu Aspen India / Alphamed’s 395 employees have once again elected to support Hyderabad’s Mythri Orphanage which is home to some 75 children. The generosity of donations provided by our employees will ensure that the children receive monthly groceries for a year. In addition to this, annual school fees have been…

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Helping to relieve hunger in Tanzania Robert Bahmann Aspen’s team of 11, located in Des Plaines, Illinois participated by filling meals for the Feed My Starving Children programme – https://www.fmsc.org/ Their contribution of 82 packed boxes of nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, translates to 17,712 meals which will feed 48 children for…

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