Good deeds are the links that make the chain (kolajnu) of love (ljubavi)
  --Mother Theresa


Humanitarna udruga Kolajna ljubavi


Current projects!

African bellies

Humanitarien project

African bellies is a project with which we want to present the work of our organization Kolajna ljubavi to students in elementary schools and introduce them to the way of life of children in St. Anthonys orphanage in Tanzania (Africa).

Out goal is to awake the importance, meaning and need for the basic supplies, food, water, electric current, which are not so common in some parts of the world.

We invite you to involve in to fund raising for the children in orphanage with your own work and devotion.

Project is intended to gather funds for life in the orphanage. That life would be better when each child would in the future have insured meat meal two times a week and ones per week some fish, three times a week a glas of milk, some fruit and bread...

You can help us!

We invite you to involve in the project, because with only small engagement students will learn how they can help their peers on the other side of the world. That way we want to enchourage them to think about value of the food, its unavailability and quality.

On your "hour of classmates" students can thing about the ways to get involved in to the project and gather some money for the african children. Their thoughts and advices will be the most valuable part of the project, and to them it will light up the term ofg volunteeringand bring personal satisfaction. In the project you can also get involved by:

  • making of and selling souvenirs
  • promoting the project in your enviroment
  • organizing auctions of old things and childrens art work...
Afrički trbuščići Kolajna ljubavi
Afrički trbuščići Kolajna ljubavi

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ABOUT

Udruga "KOLAJNA LJUBAVI" osnovana je s ciljem pomaganja najugroženijim kategorijama stanovništva kako u Hrvatskoj, Tanzaniji, tako i u svijetu.

Udrugu je osnovala Ivana Parlov (r. Marasović). Godina dana volonterskog misijskog iskustva među najsiromašnijima u afričkoj državi Tanzaniji potaknula je Ivanu na osnivanje udruge i daljnji humanitaran rad. Prvi cilj volontera okupljenih u udrugu Kolajna ljubavi bila je izgradnja sirotišta u Songei, jednog od siromašnijih gradova Tanzanije s velikim brojem siročadi bez odgovarajuće skrbi. Sirotište je sagrađeno na crkvenom zemljištu, koje je u tu svrhu darovala Songeanska nadbiskupija, te je nazvano po (vjerojatno) najštovanijem svecu kod nas - Svetom Anti. Gradnja sirotišta je dovršena u srpnju 2010. godine, a ubrzo su se uselili i prvi štičenici. Sirotište je sagrađeno pomoću donacija, te se svi troškovi rada osiguravaju putem donacija, a za djecu se brinu volonteri iz Hrvatske. Ovim putem želimo ZAHVALITI SVIMA koji su pomogli u gradnji Sirotišta sv. Ante, kao i svima onima koji svakodnevno pomažu osigurati hranu, higijenske i ostale potrepštine našim mališanima!

No briga za djecu u sirotištu nije jedina aktivnost udruge Kolajna ljubavi - putem projekta kumstvo osiguravamo bolju budućnost velikom broju djece. Aktivni smo i u Hrvatskoj - naši članovi volontiraju u domovima za nezbrinutu djecu, te pomažemo brojnim socijalno-ugroženim obiteljima.

Ukoliko i vi želite oplemeniti svoj i tuđe živote postanite član udruge Kolajna ljubavi i pridružite nam se u humanitarnom radu. Informacije o tome kako pomoći doniranjem najneophodnijih stvari možete pronaći u rubrici "Donacije" na naslovnoj stranici Udruge, a ukoliko želite pomoći financijski, informacije možete pronaći ovdje. U nadi da ćete se odazvati i ovom pozivu, neizmjerno vam zahvaljujemo!


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Children in godfather project


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Children in the orphanage
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Children in nursery school

Social supermarket

PROJECTS

Godparents

The “Godparents” Project connects godparents from Croatia with children from Tanzania who live in extremely bad conditions, come from big poor families or are simply orphans. Goodparents donate finantially for the education of a child, and in that way make sure that the child has a better future. It is possible to donate for children in kindergardens, elementary schools as well as high schools, but also students pursuing higher education and universities.


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Orphanage

St.Anthony's orphanage in Songea in Tanzania is an oasis of safety and love for the most vunerable, children without parents.Volunteers of Kolajna ljubavi with their selfless work are trying to secure the better future for every child in the orphanage. Although nothing can replace the love and warmth of a parents home, the smiles of our wards are the most important sign that we are on a good route.




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Nursery

Since there are not enough educational institutions for children before school in Songea, we decided to build a nursery school in order to provide the education for the youngest whitch would make the transition to elementary school easier. Since nursery schools are not free in Tanzania, we decided to open the nursery school for other children in town as well. That way we would make the financing of the orphanage less dependant to donations.

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Social Hypermarket

The Social Hypermarket in Imotski is slowly beginning to function. Starting in April, it will begin to send packages to 130 chosen families and single people from the whole area around Imotski. After winning the tender organized by the City, and later on confirmed by the City Council, the Associa-tion "Kolajna ljubavi/String of Love" will begin coordinating this project with the help of all our municipalities. The project has already started with the help of CZSS Imotski and the City Organization of the Red Cross.


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Schools, exibitions, lectures Others helping us Finished projects


VOLUNTEERS

Become a volunteer

Our volunteers are active in Croatia and Tanzania. In Croatia they volunteer in a Home for Abando-ned Children. In Tanzaniathey volunteer in our orphanage where they also participate in the Project of Godparents. Volunteers also participate in humanitarian work organized for helping poor and needy families in Croatia, and collecting aid for the orphanage of St Anthony/ Sv. Ante in Tanzania.

Volunteers of The Association The String of Love / Kolajna ljubavi can become members of the Association if they are adults and fulfill the conditions determined by the Law of Volunteering.

A volunteer needs to send a CV and a cover letter to the Association. There are also psychological tests to be done which will determine the aptitude of the person for the challenging work with chil-dren. According to the Law of Volunteering, the organizer of volunteering must, by the official duty, in some cases ask a special confirmation about a person not having a criminal record.

Volunteers who wish to go to Tanzania need to first do 80 hours of volunteer work in Croatia, and they need to stay in the orphanage for at least 8 weeks. Those volunteers who can only stay for a shorter period of time (4-7 weeks) do not have the accommodation in the orphanage itself, but in the nearby accommodation with one meal (dinner) included in the orphanage. They also come to volun-teer in the orphanage during the afternoon where they help children study as instructors of specific school subjects, from 2 pm until 6:30 pm.

Before leaving for Tanzania, volunteers who fulfill all the mentioned conditions go through detailed preparations for working in the orphanage which take place once a week in Zagreb. In case a volun-teer is not from Zagreb, the preparation is being organized with the leaders of the Association. Du-ring the preparations the volunteers learn the basis of Swahili (the first official language of Tanza-nia), they learn about the culture, customs and the way of life in Tanzania, about the rules and obli-gations of the Association in both Croatia and Tanzania. Also, before leaving for Tanzania, the vo-lunteers organize a humanitarian action in Croatia with the purpose of collecting aid for the orpha-nage or poor and needy families in Croatia. For each action, volunteers have the exhaustive help of the Association and can turn to members and "old" volunteers with any type of question. If a volun-teer has fulfilled all the needed conditions, right before going to Tanzania, the Association and the volunteer sign a Volunteering Contract which implies obligations for both sides.

The Association holds a three month preparations for going to Africa which start as follows: Sep-tember/ October and January/ February.


Part-time volunteering in the Orphanage

Persons who would like to spend a shorter period of time volunteering while visiting Tanzania have the possibility of volunteering in our Orphanage for a minimum of 4 (four) weeks.

Part-time volunteers are not accommodated in the Orphanage itself but in the Guest House nearby and come to help (volunteer) in the Orphanage at a time planned for studying with children (maxi-mum of 5 hours per day).

Part-time volunteers pay for their own accommodation and food in the Guest House, and the Asso-ciation provides them with 1 (one) daily meal (dinner) in the Orphanage.

The price of accommodation in the Guest House is 7000 TSH (approximately 3,5 €) per day while the price of meals varies if the person chooses only the bed and breakfast model with or without lunch, or lunch only. The expenses of sleeping and one meal are around 14 000 TSH (approximately 7 €)per day.

All the candidates for part-time volunteering also need to pass psychological tests organized by the Association, the preparation course for volunteers, and need to respect the current rules and conditi-ons while visiting the Orphanage.


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CONTACT

Contact us

For detail information of volunteering, godfathering or donations send us an e-mail :)

Udruga "Kolajna ljubavi"
Kneza Branimira 3,
21260 Imotski,
Hrvatska
MB:02411555
OIB:40000099033
PBZ račun: HR6723400091110344443
SWIFT:PBZGHR2X

Phone: 097 6999 126
Email: kolajna.ljubavi@gmail.com