Activity and Projects

The Foundation carries out publicly beneficial activities, promoting educational, cultural and other projects in support of ‘disadvantaged’ families and individuals. Through its innovative projects and in the spirit of its objectives the Foundation contributes to the development of new labor policies in favor of the person.

Activities of the Foundation

Tragic consequences of the 1991-95 war in Southeast Europe continue to affect the social, economic and cultural life of many families. The already fragile structure of many families, exiled from their native countries and forcefuly settled in new territorial, social and cultural frameworks, has been further weakened by permanent physical disabilities, invisible psychological wounds and unemployment.
In order to follow up such families, most of whom are refugees, the Foundation has created a network of services supported by the valuable cooperation of qualified and experienced professionals. Their contribution is particularly useful in providing employment for many vulnerable people.

All our projects, which are focused on human person and dialogue, should, through appropriate means and channels, enable individuals to find personal fulfillment and gain autonomy.

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Areas of intervention and priority

  1. Education: primary and secondary school, scholarships for computer courses, degrees and doctorates.
  2. Training for workers, nurses and caregivers. Training: aimed at all age groups for the integral personal development in accordance with Christian values. Seminars, information, updates, publications, etc.
  3. Practical activities: aimed at helping families or individuals launch agricultural, craftsmanship, commercial activities... 
  4. Support: large families, the disabled, the elderly living alone and without pension, the marginalized, etc.

A bomb in the kindergarten for the Roma children

An unknown hand detonated a bomb in the premises of the Roma kindergarten in Zagreb. Although, thankfuly, there were no casualties, but the damage costs exceed the economic possibilities of the Roma community. The incident has sown fear among these brethren of ours who until yesterday had felt welcomed.
The Roma have lived in a Zagreb suburb for decades, cooperating with state institutions in the integration of their children, most of whom have completed elementary schooling and obtained a degree. Their academic education in state schools is complemented by linguistic and behavioral education. Apart from that, seminars on non-violence, multicultural integration and the respect of different races and religions are organized for all children within the community. Kindergarten is the first step to the access of the Roma children to compulsory education. 
The Rehoboth Foundation, which has been working with the Roma community for decades, responsed to this violent act with a gesture of solidarity and sharing.
In addition to psychological support, the Foundation contributed towards the repair costs and the installation of closed circuit cameras which give psychological security to the whole community.

Solidarity supported by donation

On June 28 the Rehoboth Foundation headquarters in Zagreb received a foodstuff consignment of 38 pallets (about 20 tons) from its decades-long partner, the Scouts of Cluses, for the families and institutions supported by the Foundation. Every year, in addition to food, the Scouts send clothes, hygiene products, medical equipment and other accessories. The consignments always arrive in good condition and are readily used by our beneficiaries.

With this aid the Foundation is able to cover the needs in a large part of Croatia and in parts of Bosnia and Serbia.
As soon as the Foundation is informed of the consignment contents, it notifies various religious (Catholic Caritas, Orthodox etc.) and secular social organizations) as well as the Roma communities. Within a few days all aid is distributed and documented.

The distribution od aid provides an opportunity for encounter and the sharing od needs, problems and hopes. It immediately creates an atmosphere of friendship and brotherhood and we part with a goodbye and the precious flavor of gift.

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Donations – who for and why

Our projects, which begin with requests received on a daily basis, tend to respond to the poverty around us. In 2015 the following projects were carried out in the countries of South-East Europe:

  • Diploma in education and training for a quick access to employment (30%)
  • Educational costs (transport, meals, educational materials, computers) (38%)
  • Driving license for trucks (5%)
  • Purchase of household appliances (5%)
  • Purchase and/or repair of machines (2%)
  • Heating and electricity (7%)
  • Household repairs (3%)
  • Overnight stay for medical appointments (10%)

Many young people and fathers of numerous families are unable to find work or are laid off because od their lack of professional qualification. Those living far from urban centers and in villages not served by public transport, have difficulty reaching the place of work, school, hospital etc. with serious risks and consequences.
Education, despite being a universal right, is still a luxury for many because of the school expenses (books, exercise books, sports clothes and shoes, transportation, meals, etc.) which exceed the financial possibilities of the families with 4 to 8 school-age children, an unemployed or disabled father and dependent elderly grandparents.
Many parents can not pay electricity, water and gas bills and have difficulty preparing hot meals for their children.
We read about these and many other problems in the requests for help sent to us and see them during our visits at their homes.
With your help most of these problems can be solved.

Distance Adoption

Is an expression of solidarity and ongoing financial support is aimed at individuals, families or institutions in need (schools, orphanages, hospitals, shelters, etc.)
It is a response to the plight of the marginalized, the displaced and refugees… which arises and it is aggravated within the context of war, occupation and ethnic cleansing.
It is a loving, discreet and effective presence in the lives of those who carry indelible signs of abuse and impared dignity in their minds and bodies.
It is a gesture of charity and shared hope that does not humiliate.
It is a step towards the Communion-Community of peoples of all languages, races and religions, fosters dialogue and mutual care in an atmosphere of respect and acceptance.

Viable Distance Adoption Projects

Financial donations for Distance Adoption Projects provide those in need (healthy, handicapped, child, young and eldery) with:

Instruction
Professional training
- Scholarship
Health care
Sufficient and adequate food
Hygienic and decent residence
Emergencies in case of natural disasters

Foundation’s Commitment

Listens to the difficulties of individuals and institutions.

Follows them up to discern their real needs, directly or through competent persons or institutions.

Sets aid priorities according to circumstances and emergencies.

Provides the donor with name, address and pictures, where possible, of their beneficiaries.
 
Facilitates contacts between benefactors and beneficiaries (translation of correspondence, exchange of visits, etc.).

Informs the donor how the received contribution was used.

The Adoptor

Is morally committed to paying a contribution for a minimum of one year, which is renewable.

Cooperates with the Foundation in assessing the needs of the Adoptee and can express his/her own assessment of priority.

Requests the Foundation the name of the Adoptee.

Notifies the Foundation in advance before stopping his support for this initiative.

The Adoptee

Undertakes to sign and observe the regulations submitted to him/her at the moment of Adoption.

Is informed of the Adoptor’s identity only if they choose so.

Keeps correspondence with the Adoptor through the Foundation which provides translation if necessary.

Cannot have another Donor without a justifiable cause approved by the Foundation.

The adoption terminates when the Adoptee has finished school, is capable of finding employment and his/her conditions have improved.

How to help

The Donor’s commitment is concretized with an annual contribution decided by him/her on the basis of available means and the type of supported project. This contribution can be paid in a lump sum or in monthly, quarterly or six-monthly installments, as preferred by the Donor.
The contribution is paid to Rehobot Foundation (in Croatian Zaklada Rehobot).

Bank details in Croatia
Payee: Family Name, First Name, Full A ddress Beneficiary: Rehoboth Foundation
Bank: Privredna banka Zagreb - Radnićka cesta 42, 10000 Zagreb
Bank details: IBAN HR0723400091110184988 SWIFT: PBZGHR2X
Cause: indicate (adoption, project, free offering ...)

N.B.
A donor wishing to avail of the tax benefits provided by the law
on non-profit organizations can make a payment to the Italian bank:
Banco Popolare Società Cooperativa - Terni Course Tacitus 89-05100 Terni
Bank details: IBAN IT50R0503414400000000000677 COD. BIC BAPPIT21R38

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