It's great that they exist, people who are working for a better world.
For the second time, we would like to draw attention to these commitments with this calendar!
Quite selfless, quite promising, quite strong, quite ... - this is how the 11 projects that we want to make visible in 53 weeks can be described. In each of them
people are committed to others: People who give, help, support and recognize the needs of others. People who see everyone's life as naturally valuable and of equal value
regardless of their background and stories. So that everyone has a chance to live a life worth living, seen, valued and integrated by others. Whether it is about
basic needs, building a livelihood, a necessary operation or enabling someone to realize themselves - all 11 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 the work of all the organizations and contributors who are committed to a good cause.
and would like to show our respect and gratitude to all the organizations and And to make everyone who holds the calendar in their hands aware that they exist: the people, the teams, the associations, whether large or small - people who help.
People who help. You too can help with a donation, because helping is very human.
quite human. 2024. the calendar pages at a glance:
quite human. The 11 projects in detail:
The therapists at the Lichtblickhof
use specially trained therapy horses and animals to support children and young people and their families during difficult phases of their lives. These include serious or life-shortening illnesses,
disabilities, traumatic experiences and
Grief. Often the children and their
families to use the remaining time as best they can.
People need people. Lebenshilfe Vorarlberg has been representing the interests of people with disabilities and their families for more than 55 years.
The top priority here is to sustainably improve their quality of life and
to enable them to participate in our society as a matter of course. This makes inclusion a reality. Our guiding principle for this is that people need people, because respectful interaction
is important for all of us and enriches our lives.
a sub-project of Smile4, offers acute medical aid for the poorest!
Since 2010, the two doctors and
also founder of the institution Dr. Ingo
Plötzeneder and Dr. Martin Dorner, together with volunteer doctors, nursing staff and Malagasy colleagues, help people in need who could never afford an operation. In addition to
improving the quality of life
transfer of knowledge to local doctors is an important goal.
Sokone, a small Senegalese town south-east of Dakar, is characterized in part by abject poverty. That is why the Senegalese Papa "Amadou" Ngady Faye and the Vorarlberg-based tOmi
Scheiderbauer, who work together on charitable projects in southern Italy, decided to design and build a school together for Sokone in order to provide children from poor families with a primary school education.
education. This will give the poorest part of the growing generation the chance of a better life.
Giving all children the same educational opportunities - that is the aim of the 16 Caritas learning cafés throughout the country. Around 470 children and young people meet regularly to
together with volunteers to do their schoolwork, study for exams and spend their free time in a meaningful way. Learning should be fun. A fixed point is also the daily
"healthy snack" together. Last year, special activities also helped refugee children from Ukraine to integrate here in Vorarlberg.
works with and for people with disabilities. Children, adults and families find support here in all areas of life, from early help to daycare and school, in everyday life, living,
education and culture, work, leisure and travel. Respect and appreciative cooperation are fundamental to what we do together. This is how inclusion becomes a reality.
Young people and their families in difficult life situations. Our work is characterized by the basic attitude that every crisis is an opportunity for positive change and new perspectives.
new perspectives. With great support from the people of Vorarlberg, we create a network of solidarity and give children new courage to face life.
The St. Nikolaus inpatient children's hospice accompanies and supports families with terminally ill and life-shortening children and adolescents in the phases of illness, dying and mourning.
dying phase and in mourning. Here, security, community and joy find their place just as much as grief and pain. Even in the last phase of life, our support is geared towards the
families to their wishes and needs.
looks after two children's homes in Sri Lanka - the
D.P. Wijesinghe" girls' home in Gonagalapura, Bentota and the "Mudita" boys' home in Galkanda, Hettipola. The association ensures that the children receive regular meals, schooling,
attention and stability and that they live in tidy rooms and hygienic conditions.
For 27 years, Netz für Kinder has been a companion and guide for children in Vorarlberg who are not on the sunny side of life. With the help of our five projects - the
social-pedagogical children's groups, talENTE. mobil, talENTE.schmiede, volunteering and talENTE.rat, we support children and families and accompany them on their way. Because
children in difficulty should become happy adults.