Starting in 2015 IAHV UK has worked with the Art of Living team on the ground headed by Aleksandra Grujovic to provide a structured programme for socially marginalized and disadvantaged groups within Montenegro and for those working with them in the overstretched and underdeveloped social care systems and institutions there. It was then expanded in 2016 to include more beneficiaries across a wider range.
The programme has reached 400 people in 10 cities mostly in the poorer areas of north Montenegro, and made a much appreciated impact.
The Approach was to start by targeting a selected number of institutions in the first year, including the Children’s home in Bijela (the only one in Mpntengro), and the women’s refuge in Niksic, This was then expanded in the second year to cover more institutions in other cities including INSTITUTION FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF PENALTY SANCTIONS, SPUZ, MONTENEGRO
Return visits are made to the institutions visited previously to follow up and consolidate the previous experience. Also training is given to some on the ground within the organisations so that they can conduct follow ups themselves to enhance and sustain the benefits. Care is taken to foster good relations on all levels within the organisations and institutions.
Immediate Need for Support and Funding
This project has been found to be very cost effective in the independent professional evaluation but it cannot continue without ongoing regular funding. Please support
How can you contribute?
- By donating for the support of the programme, or introducing us to funders..
- By running fundraising events locally to support the programme.
- In any other practical way that you may have the opportunity and connections for.
For more information please contact:
Aleksandra Grujovic : email@example.com
or Sue Hindle : Sue.Hindle@iahv.org.uk