Highlights

A team of professional artists, photographers and designers from Minsk with many years’ experience in visual media have presented their project “VEHA”, which is taking part in the Biz4all “Social Entrepreneurship Incubator” programme, which is implemented by ODB Brussels in partnership with TNU Network University, with financial support from the European Union. The project aims to process analogue photo archives, thus helping families preserve their visual history and pass on this heritage to future generations. “VEHA” provides helps with genealogical research, creates high-quality copies of old photos, structures the collected information and creates a uniquely designed “family book” – the book of heritage.


For many years now, the Public Association of Mental Health Consumers has operated in Minsk. Veranika Kavalyova describes that several years ago mothers who have children with mental illness or special mental abilities took the initiative to create an organization that would protect the rights of their children. Over several years, the association organized two first season of rehabilitation camps. Specialists and volunteers provided help to more than two dozens of young men and women. Veranika Kavalyova and psychologist Tatiana Yurachkina came to the EU-funded Biz4all “Social Entrepreneurship Incubator” with their project of a rehabilitation camp for people with special mental abilities “Adnaulenne” (“Renewal”).


On August 31, Brest has hosted an intensive course on social innovation in the creative field. The training was organized by the Berlin Social Innovation School "Eastern Partnership" and ODB Brussels and initiated by the Dekabristen e.V, a German non-profit organization, with financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany. More than 20 people from all over Belarus came to the cozy space of KH to get to know each other, exchange contacts, and discuss their projects and plans for the future.


The seventh and last offline training of the School of Fundraising was dedicated to international fundraising. Under the guidance of Hanna Baranouskaya, expert from the human rights organization “Human Constanta”, participants once again examined the work with international donors and focused on important aspects of this work, and had a number of effective practical sessions.


On November 10, the “Angels’ Wings” team organized a training seminar “Through Joint Workouts to Active Parenthood”, within the framework of the programme “CSOs Resource Centre” supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany. The event was held in the conference hall of Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, with its students, faculty staff and volunteers as the main participants. Irina Dergach, Head of the “Angels’ Wings” Sports Club, stressed that student volunteers play an increasingly important role in organization of races every year.


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