ABOUT US

“To provide help for people in need is the proof of humanity. Furthermore, whether we want or not, reality of cruel conditions of living of around 250 millions of families all around the globe (consequence of extreme poverty, wars and natural disasters) is also our problem and it involves us.

We focus on: DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION; GLOBAL VOLUNTEERING; EDUCATION; CAPACITY BUILDING OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY; HUMANITARIAN AID; LEGAL AID; INTEGRATION OF REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS; PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE;

That is why ADRA Slovakia provides humanitarian and development aid. Effective legal, psycho-social, educational and volunteer projects in the world and also here in Slovakia are the ways how we solve the causes, not only consequences of the poverty.

 

Our aim is to lead people to independence. To enable affected family or victim of the violence to recover doesn’t cost too much but brings sustainable meaningful change. We also enjoy forwarding our years of experience to volunteers and to hundreds of smart people from the non-profit sector. It enables them to provide high-quality aid in the places of the highest need.

 

These are the reasons why we help and improve lives of people in need. That is why we educate and teach others how to provide help. Because we believe it makes sense.”

  • currently more than 65 million people worldwide live outside their home country

  • about 1.3 billion people in the world live in extreme poverty

OUR TEAM

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Daniel Kaba

CEO / Country Director

Katarína Janáčová

Financial Manager
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Noémi Sárossy

Project Manager for International Projects

Anna-Mária Benková

Project Manager for International Projects
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Boba Markovič Baluchová

Communications manager
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Barbora Kaba

Graphic Designer
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Martin Pavelka

Volunteer (Georgia)
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Daniela Borzová

Lawyer, ADRA KIT leader
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Silvia Hamerlíková

Regional coordinator of STEP 3 project
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Emília Trepáčová

Social Worker, STEP 3
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Michaela Lygová

Lawyer

Veronika Morháčová

Psychologist, ADRA KIT
Veronika Leitmanova

Veronika Leitmanová

Volunteer (Ukraine)
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Veronika Zimová

Volunteer (Albania)
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Milan Kajo Zbořil

Expert on Eastern Partnership and Civil Society Development
VISION

Co-creating the world where people from the least developed countries will live more dignified and freer life and will be better prepared for possible humanitarian emergencies.

MISSION

Improving living standards of people in the least developed countries in the field of development cooperation through programs, projects, advocacy, partnerships, education and awareness-raising; helping people in humanitarian emergencies caused by man or nature (in Slovakia and abroad) and developing regular and systematic volunteering in Slovakia.

VALUES

ADRA is an organization based on Christian values, which cooperates and helps people regardless their race, skin colour, nationality, religion or political affiliation, with emphasis on the principles of humanity, independence, impartiality, neutrality, transparency, sustainability, accountability, participatory approach and feedback.

Board:

Bohumil Kern (Chairman of the Management Board)

Mikuláš Pavlík

Daniel Mudraninec

Peter Miľko

Ján Cierbus

Miroslav Číž

Daniel Kaba

The main governing body of the civic association is the Management Board. It consists of eight members who are from all over Slovakia.

Statutory representative of the civic association ADRA is a director, who is elected by the Board once every four years.

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We like to help and run 🙂

HOW WAS ADRA SLOVAKIA HELPING DURING THE YEAR 2017?

 

 

Our aid in Slovakia:

 

  • We ran the Program of free legal help for people in need – in the first 7 months we helped and advised 139 people
  • We started to build ADRA KIT (Crisis interventional team) for victims of domestic and sexual violence and organize discussions around the country with the title: “Let’s talk about violence aloud”
  • Within the Integrative program STEP 3 we were providing the whole year counselling and complex services – social, legal, psychological for approximately 120 people (people with provided international protection in Slovakia)
  • In DC ADRA Košice we organized cooking of hot food for approximately 60 homeless people, help to marginalized groups, clothes recycling, support for families in crisis situation, mobile bloodletting, beneficiary concert, marathons, picture exhibition…

 

 

Our help abroad:

 

  • We trained and sent another 2 volunteers abroad (Barbora to Philippines and Veronika to Albania)
  • Together with organizations from France and Estonia we trained 9 non-profit organizations about hiring and more effective management of volunteers
  • We organized public lectures against xenophobia and intolerance for students and also 3 conferences and 2 trainings (Bratislava, Krakow, Kyiv) for social workers about various necessary topics
  • We provided not only material help for two orphanage houses in Kenya – 44 and 26 orphans in the poor part of Busia, Marachi
  • We bought a new machine for cleaning of sesame seeds and gained bio-fair trade certification, which enabled more than 500 farmer families sell their crops with even higher interest and send their children to school
  • We started cooperation with another 3 organizations and raised almost 26 thousands Euro to provide help for people in extremely dry parts of Kenya, we helped with the access to the water source and reparation of the wells in 34 villages
  • Our volunteer Samuel Čellár, who spent 12 months in Kenya gained the price Volunteer of the year by Slovak Aid
  • We accepted the invitation of president Andrej Kiska for business trip to Kenya (February 2017)

 

Thank you for helping with us. It makes sense.

See our Annual Report 2017 – ADRA Slovakia