It's nice that they exist, the people who work for a better world; different from the rulers who surround us at the moment with hatred, greed for power and selfishness. This calendar
documents a counter-movement to the current world events; it is an attempt to meet the events with love and mindfulness - and not least a call for peace!
quite selfless, quite promising, quite strong, quite beautiful ... - this is how the 12 commitments that we would like to make visible in 12 months can be described.In each of them
people are committed to helping others. People who give, help and support, who do not think selfishly but recognize the needs of others. People who see the lives of all as
valuable and of equal value, no matter what their background or history. So that each and everyone gets a chance for an existence worth living, seen by others
seen, appreciated and integrated. Whether it is about basic needs, livelihood, a necessary operation, or enabling someone to realize themselves through creativity
- all 12 projects have something in common: they give hope and opportunities. There are many more that deserve a place in this calendar - we would like to pay tribute to all the organizations and
We would like to show our respect and gratitude for the work of all the organizations and contributors who are working for a good cause. And to make everyone who holds the calendar aware that they exist,
the people, the teams, the associations, big or small - people who help. With a donation, you too can help, because helping is quite human.
quite human. The 12 calendar pages at a glance:
quite human. The 12 projects in detail:
costalanka. For 20 years the association costalanka Kinderhilfswerk has been taking care of children in Sri Lanka. We take care of two children's homes, the girls' home D. P. Wijesinghe in
Gonagalapura, Bentota, and the boys' home Mudita in Galkanda, Hettipola. The children living there are orphans, half-orphans, foundlings or come from socially neglected families. Our
goal is to give them stability, security, attention and affection. This includes regular meals, tidy rooms, hygienic sanitary facilities, clean clothes, education and leisure activities.
recreational activities. We help them to build a solid livelihood so that they can later start their own families and support themselves. Our team is in constant contact and
exchange with our employees on site and visits the homes annually. We receive the financial means for this project through sponsorships and donations.
Lebenshilfe Vorarlberg. - Project: Augmentative and Alternative Communication. For people who cannot speak, any communication is a great challenge. Questions like "What
do you mean? Do I understand you correctly?" often shape the conversation. It is not uncommon for misunderstandings to occur. This is frustrating and even keeps some from making their own wishes known.
The Lebenshilfe Vorarlberg supports and accompanies
People who are limited in their communication. Special speech computers are a particularly great help. Unfortunately, our devices are no longer technically up to date. However, this is
however, a prerequisite for training and education to be successful. With a donation you help to purchase new training computers and aids for augmentative and alternative communication.
to be purchased.
Vw.-Zw.: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Helga N. (pictured left) knows this situation well. Due to her disability, she has difficulty communicating verbally. This makes AAC all the more valuable for her and her environment.
communication. She is less dependent on help, can participate more in life and be more self-determined.
Vorarlberg Children's Village. "Wir KINDER VORarlbergs!" tells stories about growing up and researches the encouragers of our childhood. "Who has shaped you, who has
who opened up perspectives for you?", the Vorarlberg Children's Village asks across Vorarlberg. The stories that emerge tell of opportunities that were given and of relationships that pointed the way forward.
relationships. They show how much it pays to encourage children to hold on to their dreams. The platform offers a starting point for everyone to get involved with children - with a concrete project
concrete project, a cooperation idea or shared memories of encouraging experiences in childhood. Everyone can become a perspective provider for children.
Help for people in Ethiopia. Peter and Kurt Buchner have been working as qualified health and nursing staff at Dornbirn Hospital for over 20 years. Their voluntary
project activity originated in 2012 during a trip to the roots of Peter's adopted children. School project in Menta Deber. The primary and secondary school in the small village lacks
school equipment, teaching aids, books, writing materials, etc. The project works against this lack, because education is the key to a better life! Help for the Mother Theresa Sisters.
The encounter with Sr. Servita, her team and their selfless work with orphans, the sick and the dying, was so impressive that it resulted in regular support in the form of
in the form of parcels, financial help and cooperation on site.
Net for children. When parents have to worry more and more about how to cope with everyday family life, when they are unable to give their children much security and support, when children are increasingly withdrawn due to the great challenges of life, then people are needed who can share their time, give support and show them the way.
are withdrawing more and more because of the great challenges of life, then people are needed who have time, share, give, support and show the way at eye level. The network
für Kinder has been serving as a guide in critical life situations for disadvantaged children for 26 years. With its 5 projects - talENTE.mobil, talENTE.schmiede, talENTE.rat, the
social pedagogical children's groups and the voluntary work - children and their families are accompanied and cared for in a relationship-oriented and professional manner. The personal relationship that is built up with the children
The personal relationship that is built up with the children has a major influence on their positive development - so that children in difficulty can become happy adults.
Donation Account: World of Children IBAN: AT43 3700 0000 0380 2220
Katichiaka Sokone School. Sokone, a small Senegalese town southeast of Dakar, is characterized by abject poverty. A good 10 years ago, Papa "Amadou" Ngady Faye
(co-initiator of the project) left this place because of the existing living conditions and made the long journey to southern Italy, where he met tOmi Scheiderbauer 5 years ago, with whom
he has been working with since then in various charitable projects for the many African street vendors. A year ago, they made the decision together for Sokone, where
where many children from poor families are denied primary education. This is to be financed with funds from various crowdfundings and donations and realized with young architects from
Senegal. So that the growing generation gets a chance for a better life.
ARTquer. Since 2014 ARTquer is a non-profit association. It started as a social project and has grown into an art association over time. ARTquer is a
studio community of special people and offers a creative offer for young people with disabilities who want to integrate into the labor market, or simply be creatively active.
want to be creative. In an inspiring atmosphere they can be creative with need-based support from Erika Lutz. The aim is to offer people with intellectual disabilities and artistic
The goal is to offer people with intellectual disabilities and artistic potential a meaningful occupation in which they can experience their self-efficacy and increase their self-worth. Currently, the association is trying to mobilize money in order to build a
barrier-free access to the studio. Help to make this possible by donating or becoming a member of the association.
Caritas Learning Cafés. Learning with fun and success. What do Derya, Chiara, Hamza and Emir have in common? They all regularly attend one of the 16 Caritas Learning Cafés and have become good
and have since become good students. The secret of their success is that the kids are accompanied by volunteers with a lot of patience and in small groups as they learn and do their homework.
homework. Of course, fun, leisure activities and a healthy snack are not neglected. Every support means future opportunities for children and young people!
Vindex Protection & Asylum. The association Vindex is an association of refugees and locals. Since 2013, Vindex has been providing independent counseling, support and legal assistance
for people who have had to leave their homeland and are dependent on the protection of asylum-granting countries. The strength of the association lies in the fact that it is supported by people who have
themselves came to Austria as refugees and have gone through asylum procedures, who had to overcome language barriers and build a new life, who have experienced support and rejection.
got to know.
With this experience, they now want to help other people. In an uncomplicated and unbureaucratic way, the team tries to respond to the diverse challenges in a professional and human way.
Vindex understands integration as an enrichment of cultural diversity and fights for the preservation of human rights and dignity, international understanding and tolerance.
Donation account: Vindex - Protection and Asylum e.V.
IBAN: AT05 3743 1000 0882 7289
Schülerclub Dornbirn. This quiet but enduring institution has been in existence for 12 years. The Schülerclub and its volunteer tutors offer free learning assistance for
children and teenagers; 5 days a week, from 14h to 18h. It is more than just tutoring - very often the children here not only create small miracles, but also free parents and teachers from stress and avoidable worries.
from stress and avoidable worries. They get to talk with other children in a pleasant atmosphere and can overcome learning gaps and problems. At the same time they spend their free time
in an age-appropriate and meaningful way. If you want to take advantage of this generous offer, just give us a call. The Pupils' Club is looking forward to hearing from anyone who is interested in volunteering.
who would like to volunteer.
smile4 health. A sub-project of smile4 provides acute medical aid for the poorest! The two physicians Dr. Ingo Plötzeneder, specialist for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery
hand surgeon, and Dr. Martin Dorner, anesthesiologist, initiated the health project and have been operating on needy people with many volunteer doctors, nurses and Malagasy colleagues since 2010.
Since 2010, they have been operating annually on people in need who would never be able to afford an operation in their lifetime. Besides improving the quality of life of individuals, the transfer of know-how to local doctors is an important goal.
important goal. The smile4 health team works on a voluntary basis. The annual missions cost about € 40,000, including travel expenses, food, surgical material and medicines. Thanks to many
Thanks to many generous people these expenses could be covered by donations. You too can support this commitment to ensure sustainability.