List of NGOs
Ponimanie is professional and volunteer non-governmental organization set up in Belarus, and working in realm of Children's Human Rights, Prevention and Response to Child Abuse and Neglect since 2000. It was registered by the Ministry of Justice, and re-registered in 2006, reg. #01407 dated of April 06, 2006. Ponimanie is national leader in Prevention and Response to Child Abuse and Neglect, visible on Global level, and making impact with its innovations in Eastern European Region, the Pacific, and worldwide during the last 18 years. Ponimanie is developing the United Child Protection Model, recognized with ISPCAN Multidisciplinary Team Award in 2014. Ponimanie possesses great experience in advocacy, policy-making, training for professionals, and direct service delivery, summarized in 24 books, and 3 toolkits in 2003-2018. It holds and develops 7/24 toll-free Child Helpline Belarus, network of 21 CAC, Treatment Service for abused children, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – Belarus. Ponimanie's action is going from the bottom of Direct Service Delivery to the top of Policy Making, and International Advocacy in favor of children’s rights and protection of child victims and witnesses of violence, and other vulnerable groups of children. INGO "Ponimanie" participated at some public-private consultative bodies including the Commission on Juvenile Affairs under the Council of Ministers, allowing to advocate in the Government to take decisions in favor of Children’s Rights and Protection. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ INGO “Ponimanie” is National Partner of International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) in Belarus since 2006, UNICEF’s implementing partner in 2001-2006, a member of Child Rights Connect (former NGO Group for Children’s Rights), Child Rights Information Network (CRIN), member of Child Helpline International (CHI), member of Global Missing Children Networking (GMCN), implementing partner of International Organization for Migration (IOM) in prevention of trafficking in children (2010-12), participant of development of General Comment-13 (GC-13) to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, founding co-author of the first in national history Alternative Report following to the 3-4th Belarus State Party Periodical Report to UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, on the implementation of the Article 19 of UN CRC (2010-11). In 2000-2008 INGO "Ponimanie" was Grantee of local office of UNICEF, Counterpart Alliance for Partnership (USAID funded Program), local office of World Bank, and Swiss Office of Development and Cooperation in Belarus. Since 2009 INGO "Ponimanie" successfully operates on open international donors market. It is Grantee of World Childhood Foundation, European Commission (in partnership with British Council), Government of Poland, Germany (in partnership with SOS-Kinderdorf), US Government, Dutch Government, Swiss and US private foundations. INGO "Ponimanie" secures up to 17% of its annual budget (2017) from local sources of national socially-responsible business and Belarus citizens. INGO “Ponimanie” is evidence-based professional Human Rights NGO with strong capacity both in content of the action, and project management. It has rich 18-years long track records recognized with international awards and appreciation letters from USAID, World Bank, UNICEF, ISPCAN, US NDAA, Gundersen NCPTC, Boston University (USA), Ramböll Management (Sweden), Chance International Foundation (Belarus), as well as local awards. It is Laureate of National Social Fair of 2005, 2006, and 2007. Founder of Ponimanie Mr. Andrey Makhanko was recognized with USAID Cenrtificate of Recognition for Implementation of the US experience in reponse to violence against children in Belarus (2016), Who is Who (Belarus edition, 2016), Certificate of Recognition of the State of California Senate (2017), and the Donald Fridley Memorial Award for Excellence in Training and Mentoring (2017). Current Chairman of Ponimanie Prof., Dr. Vladimir Yanchuk is bright figure on international psychological arena, ex-member of National Commission on Children's Rights, extremely influential person in Children's Rights on national level, and within international scientific and expert community, author of the Concept of the First Natonal Study of Child Abuse in Belarus (2006-08), recognized with famous State Decoration - Francis Skaryna Medal. We are looking for foreign and international support to our activity due to 1) poor and tough international donor market for Human Rights/Children's Rights available for Belarus; 2) absence of local culture of philanthropy and financial participation in solution of societal challenges in Belarus both in people and business; 3) active counteraction of excessive intermediaries (local UN and some civic/expert/human rights defenders groups) protecting their unjust control over international donor support to national civil society of Belarus. We become weaker in 2019 because of dirty competition on international donor market, from the side of local UN agencies, and we need for building new partnerships aiming for better outcomes for children in Belarus, and wider in Baltic Region.
The Centre is a non governmental, non partisan,non profit and neutral organisation centre based in Reykjavik,Iceland.It is a humanitarian organisation that works to assist the most deprived, most needy,the most deprived and the voiceless both home and abroad. It is legally registered in accordance with Icelandic law.We raise awareness and bring to focus the fact that various societal influences are often the biggest obstacles and barriers that prevent us from seeing the reality. We make it known that we have to free ourselves of these obstacles to avoid racism,discrimination,hatred,misunderstanding and prejudices. We oppose segregation and welcome integration and inclusion in the real sense of the word.We also keep track on government policies on immigration and refugees to be able to lobby,propose and implement necessary changes
Krakow, Poland, Poland
Multikultura is a union of different institutions dealing with arts and education and ICT technology. Multikultura specializes in exploitation of eLearning, multimedia education technology applying such methods like internet platforms, training films, educational television, and video games. Our programmers and graphic designers produce computer games based on a professional software UNITY. We create three-dimensional and two-dimensional computer games in the interactive contents, such as visualizations and animations. It allows us to create applications for web browsers, personal computers, video game consoles and mobile devices such as phones, tablets. We recommend to see our latest production in the project on the legends in different EU countries: http://fabulaloci.pl/. The documentary films produced have been awarded at different European film festivals and are now used by many schools in Europe as educational tools. MULTIKULTURA promotes equal opportunities of education & employment & combat marginalization of social groups, in accordance with the Erasmus+ the document Opening up Education of 25th September 2013. MULTIKULTURA pays attention to new technologies, able to guarantee equity in education, because open technologies allow All individuals to learn, Anywhere, Anytime, through Any device, with the support of Anyone. For example we produced the video games for children with learning difficulties: http://helpdeskinld.com/game/gameFinal/ AREAS OF SPECIFIC EXPERTISE: Since 1999 MULTIKULTURA is working as educational provider on different projects on Cooperative Learning in classes as well as in the international contexts, where partners explore methods that stimulate the co-operation through open, challenging and complex tasks, mainly exploring the method derived from cooperative learning developed by Elizabeth Cohen (Stanford University) and Dalton Plan. QUALITY SYSTEM USED: Annual evaluation, internal and external of projects as well as testing of functionality of produced e-Learning tools and educational networks in real environment. STAFF: Multikultura employs 25 staff members. The union consists of different institutions dealing with arts and education and ICT technology. Some of the staff members of MULTIKULTURA are also a teachers, such as Krystyna Chołoniewska (Creative writing at the Jagiellonian University), Krzysztof Ridan (Teacher of ICT technology – Film director), Wioletta Sośniak (Teacher of ICT technology), Marek Chołoniewski (Music professor at the Jagiellonian University), Michał Zabłocki (President of the Union of Polish Writers - Poet) - therefore the cooperation of Multikultura with adults group in art training activities is possible and easy to arrange. MULTIKULTURA is also in constant cooperation with always growing number of European cities, actively participating in the Euro network of CITIES IN INTERNET http://www.mwi.pl/. QUALITY SYSTEM USED: internal and external annual evaluation of projects as well as testing of functionality of produced e-Learning tools and educational networks in real environment. We disseminate our projects and methodologies through proactive engagement with the User Groups and stakeholders. Among its regular didactic activities, MULTIKULTURA delivers weekly on-line classes for collective poetry writing and translating: http://www.emultipoetry.eu/pl/main/ COURSES ORGANIZED TO DATE: Collective poetry writing, translating, language learning, intercultural education. MULTIKULTURA provides for the EU projects the network of local schools and in particular classes and teachers for exploration of project methodology over the project period.
Reykjavík , Iceland
Hringsjá was founded in 1987 by the Icelandic Center for people with disabilities (ÖBÍ), then as a Vocational Training center for adults with disabilities. Hringsjá´s function has evolved and grown since then. Hringsjá is now a school for adults who have themselves applied for studies, and also determined their need for an educational and vocational training in a supported and safe environment. The overall objective is empowerment through education and the enhancement of personal development. Students are both men and women, 18 years of age and older with diverse background and story in life. Their common goal at Hringsjá is to enter mainstream work, or enter a “regular” school after they finish their studies at Hringsjá. Statistics show that 70%-80% of those students that have graduated reached that goal, but all say that the quality of their life improved. Students have various backgrounds and have decided to reassess and strengthen their possibilities and position in society. Most students have health problems due to disease, accidents, trauma, psychiatric illness or lifestyle choices. Most have more than one diagnosis. Many have a history of difficulties during their previous school years. Hringsjá is a small school, with approximately 70 students attend the full training program at a time, the full program is 3 semesters. In addition approx. 400 students a year, attend shorter courses and consultation. Most of Hringsjá´s students receive their income from National Social Security, the majority only temporarily while studying at Hringsjá. The training program consists of courses in basic skills such as reading, writing and arithmetic as well as social studies and social skills, but main emphasis is on teaching and training in skills important for office and service work e.g. bookkeeping, Icelandic, English and the use of computers . Special focus is on a variety – and sometimes untraditional teaching methods and approaches. In addition; student´s also receive training in the area of various personal skills, with the guidance of a psychologist and social counsellor. Some students receive special education and/or further diagnosis of their situation, particularly ADD/ADHD or Dyslexia. Among special supports provided is Davis Dyslexia counselling, private coaching and an extensive network and teamwork with a variety of agencies and institutions. Educational and vocational counselling is provided as well as teaching and training in various job-seeking skills. A vocational counsellor gives a follow up guidance. Hringsjá aims at providing a safe, comfortable environment for education, vocational training and personal growth, for adults that have not had many victories in life. Hringsjá is a place where students redefine their skills, interest and self image. Students that graduate from Hringsjá usually speak of finally finishing something, having reached a goal; being winners and succeeding.
PSR’s mission is to raise awareness in the medical community on global ethical and social matters, and to promote safe livelihoods, equality and peace. The organization is non-partisan and independent of companies and any commercial entities that could endanger the professional integrity of physicians. PSR does not accept financial support from the medical or pharmaceutical industries. PSR is an affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and a part of Health Action International (HAI). The central work of PSR consists of: development cooperation, peace promotion, and social responsibility in healthcare.
Pskov , Russia
Implementation of projects aimed at improving the living conditions of children and adolescents in difficult life situations
Porhov, Pskovskaya oblast', Russia
support graduates with special needs; support for foster and biological parents, the provision of pedagogical and psychological assistance
Pskov , Russia
Targeted work in the community to prepare the population to overcome the consequences of natural disasters, environmental, technogenic or other disasters
Conversations with older people and schoolchildren on the beaches, in schools, children's camps. Appearances in Newspapers, on television and on the Internet. Holding regional competitions. Training of navigators and sailors-rescuers for the beaches
Our organization was registered on March 13, 2009. We specializes in the implementation of projects in social and economic spheres. Our fields of interest are: - Mental health promotion programmes; - Prevention of HIV/AIDS and other dangerous infection diseases; - Prevention of the use of psychoactive substances; - Forming of anticorruption mentality; - Sustainable development; - Gender equality; - Interethnic relations; - Well-being of families with children; - Children’s rights protection; - Support to children in the situation of their parents’ divorce. Our main target groups are: - Children and adolescents; - Parents; - Teachers; - Officials working with children; - Relevant key persons. During these years in our programs and projects took part over than 8000 children and 4000 adults (parents, teachers, key persons, etc.). Geography of our projects spread from the Republic of Karelia to Murmansk and Murmansk region, Saint-Petersburg, Leningradskaya oblast and Moscow. With the participation of NGO "Sodeistvie" the following projects have been implemented: 2010 - "Prevention of HIV infection among girls 15-19 years old (pupils of 8-11 grades of pilot schools in Petrozavodsk)" with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland; - The exchange program for NGOs of the North-West of Russia and the Nordic countries, funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers; 2011 - "Formation of anti-corruption mentality among older schoolchildren in pilot schools in Petrozavodsk", funded by the Matra-KAP program by the Consulate of the Netherlands; - holding an international gender conference in Petrozavodsk in March 2011. "Through new ideas for gender equality," funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers; - Participation in 2011 in the exchange program for NGOs in the North-West of Russia and the Nordic countries, funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, during which ANO experts visited partner organizations in Finland and Iceland; - the implementation during 2011 with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland project "Prevention of HIV infection among girls 15-19 years in the Republic of Karelia"; - the project "Support to the development of the early prevention system for children in the Republic of Karelia" 2011-2012, with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - Participation in 2012 in the exchange program for NGOs of the North-West of Russia and the Nordic countries financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers, with the project "Nordic countries: Innovative Education Towards Green Growth and Sustainable Development", during which AIE experts visited partner organizations in Finland, Sweden and Denmark; - the project "Support for the establishment of an early prevention system for children of the North-West of Russia", implemented in 2012-2013. with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - the project "Strong family: evidence-based models of family work for welfare in Finland and the Republic of Karelia", implemented in 2013-2014 as part of the ENPI cross-border cooperation program "Karelia"; - Participation in 2013 in the project "The rights of children - human rights: Partnership for children in the Nordic countries towards the well-being of children and their families", implemented within the framework of the program of the Nordic Council of Ministers "Program of experience exchange for non-profit organizations and young leaders of Russia and the Nordic countries »; - the project "The National Idea in Unity of Nations", implemented in 2013 as part of the action plan of the program "Petrozavodsk - the city of public partnership: interaction of the Administration of Petrozavodsk urban district with the public sector; - the project "Prevention of surfactants - working with the family for the well-being of the child", implemented in 2014 with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - the project "Nordic Experience in Childhood and Child Rights: The Future Begins Now", implemented in 2014 as part of the Nordic Council of Ministers program "Experience Sharing Program for Non-Profit Organizations and Young Leaders of Russia and the Nordic Countries"; - the project "Interethnic relations in the mirror of the media", implemented in 2014 as part of the action plan of the program "Petrozavodsk - the city of public partnership: the interaction of the Administration of Petrozavodsk urban district with the public sector"; - the project "Support to the establishment of an early prevention system for children of the North-West of Russia 2014-2015", implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - the project "Medicine, education and art on the protection of health from HIV and tuberculosis", implemented in 2014-2015 and in 2016-2017. with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - the project "Prevention of surfactants - working with the family for the well-being of the child 2015-2016", implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - The project "Support for the improvement of family well-being in rural areas of the Republic of Karelia: the development of sheep breeding: A View from the Netherlands - 2016", implemented with the financial support of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg;