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Director of Philanthropy in Brot fur die Welt celebration

Upon receiving the invitation of the Brot fur die Welt, with its headquarters in Berlin, director of Philanthropy, Тhe Charitable Foundation of the Serbian Church, Mr. Dragan M. Makojevic, MDiv MTh, had the honor to take a part in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the creation of it. While being in Berlin, there was enough time and opportunities to congratulate colleagues and friends, on such important jubilee as well and to talk about current and future cooperation between two institutions.  Director of Philanthropy also had a privilege to meet and talk with His Excellency Mr. Joachim Gauck, the former President of Germany, who used the opportunity and extended His most cordial greetings to the Holy Church and the Serbian people.    

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Philanthropy - strong when it comes to helping people living with HIV/aids!

Aleksandra Bozinovic Knezevic was one of the panelists at the conference “Sustainable Services for PLHIV and HIV Prevention”. She introduced the fifteen years of Philanthropy`s experience in the field to colleagues and the public.   USOP is an association of people living with HIV, devoted to the creation and implementation of public policies on protection of PLHIV and HIV prevention in Serbia. After the conference, held on 28th of November 2018, BBC on Serbian published an article “HIV/AIDS: Support is important”, mentioning Philanthropy and its work: https://www.bbc.com/serbian/cyr/46397555?fbclid=IwAR0gDNB54cshN1qXGMaTD2LT2IbWDYJx6A3vgGnKct9zDU-35LS8Bf3_QjY   

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Strengthening Psycho-Social Support Services and Legal Advice for People Living with HIV

Philanthropy and BROT organized training for people living with HIV/aids, as part of the project “Strengthening Psycho-Social Support Services and Legal Advice for People Living with HIV”.  Information was shared on new therapeutic possibilities in treating HIV/aids, substantiation of the rights in the health protection system, term and shapes of discrimination, mechanisms for protection, social services in Serbia, and about psychosocial support aimed for the persons living with HIV/aids.   

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ALMIT - For better future of unemployed and better perspective for all!

Third national coordination meeting on ALMIT project at Philanthropy (Човекољубље) gathered partners from Municipality of Šid (Општина Шид) and Belgrade Open School (Beogradska otvorena škola). A number of interesting points came up at the meeting, defined schedule of the activities ahead and allocation of tasks between partners. ALMIT is a project on “Acceleration of labour market integration of immigrants through mapping of skills and trainings” that will pilot initial language training courses, civic and intercultural skills sessions, ICT tools (mobile and online), mapping of educational background and work experience, skills profiling, psychological consultation, and job seeking.  ALMIT project was also promoted and presented at ACT General Assembly 2018, in Uppsala, Sweden, and provided an opportunity for assembly participants to experience the work of churches on migration and integration in a Balkan context. ALMIT project was also presented at the roundtable “Mapping the needs and challenges of children and youth deprived of parental care” in November, in Belgrade.

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ACT Alliance Governing Board

Philanthropy Director elected to the ACT Alliance Governing board

Philanthropy is happy to announce that DRAGAN MAKOJEVIĆ, DIRECTOR OF PHILANTHROPY, THE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, HAS BEEN ELECTED FOR A NEW MEMBER OF THE GOVERNING BOARD OF ACT ALLIANCE. Congratulations!   “Your efforts have earned you the trust of the communities you serve, and you are often directly engaged with those who are left furthest behind.” (Her Excellency Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, to ACT members at the General Assembly)   ACT Alliance is the world’s largest Protestant and Orthodox network of churches and agencies working in humanitarian relief, sustainable development, and advocacy - committed to working together to support and put the most vulnerable people first. ACT Alliance commits to doing so in partnership with each other, and with other actors, in accord with our values as Christians. As members from around the world, the North and South, ACT Alliance commits to speaking out against injustice and to fight for climate justice, gender justice, the rights of people on the move, peace, human security, and protection of people affected by emergencies. As churches and agencies rooted in communities, we commit to ensuring no one is left behind.  

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Philanthropy in Home for Children and Youth “Stanko Paunovic” in Negotin

  Philanthropy, the Charitable Foundation of the Serbian Orthodox Church had donated clothing, bedclothes and didactic material to the children and youth with disabilities in the home “Stanko Paunovic” in Negotin. This occasion also brought the subject of continuation of cooperation. After seeing a Small Home Community where children and youth are staying, we found out about their needs and saw in what condition they are living in.   

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PHILANTHROPY, THE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND ACT ALLIANCE

On Monday, 20th of August 2018 in the office of Local Community Lozovik, at 11 o`clock, have distributed humanitarian help to a population affected by hailstorms, during the June of this year at the municipality of Velika Plana. One hundred of socially vulnerable families in a village of Lozovik, municipality Velika Plana, received cash cards with an amount of 10.000 RSD. More you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlKA3cc4X5U         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQxNUuwlku8  

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Refugee Aid Miksalište

We congratulate Refugee Aid Miksalište and their talented associates on exquisite dedication in providing assistance to refugees and migrants currently residing in Belgrade. Човекољубље - Philanthropy, together with its partner Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe Österreich, is proud to be part of the team that creates new spaces open for all.

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