19 January 2021

Results for children - 2020

Although 2020 was a year full of challenges, with the help of our donors we continued to make the world a better place for children. We wholeheartedly thank everyone who contributed to our efforts! We made significant investments to support the most vulnerable families, the health system, and the stability of the education system, and we strived…, Together for the youngest children, Thanks to donated breast milk, 182 prematurely born girls and boys were given the opportunity for a better start in life, while the risk of complications associated with premature birth was significantly lowered. The Human Milk Bank was provided with a special vehicle for the distribution and collection of milk, worth HRK 207,000. Sixteen…, Support for children with disabilities, 24 institutions involved in the “Communication for Every Child” programme were provided with assistive technology, IT equipment and a hundred tablet computers, with total value close to HRK 600,000. 310 experts from 106 organisations, including health care and social welfare institutions, kindergartens and civil society organisations and 19…, Pandemic and earthquakes crisis response, Medical and protection equipment, as well as hygiene supplies, were provided. Total value is HRK 3,687,000. A hundred tablet computers worth HRK 120,000 were provided to children from socially disadvantaged families to enable them to take part in distance learning. 500 SIM cards with 22GB of internet traffic were provided for children without…, Solidarity with children across the world, As many as 55,222 children and youth from 202 towns and villages throughout Croatia participated in our “School for Africa” programme, implemented with a strong volunteer engagement of 3,298 coordinators. Peer-support and citizens’ donations ensured HRK 303,906 for the education of girls and boys in Madagascar. Yemen is a country where nearly all…, Family support, We continued to invest in the training of new facilitators of the parenting support programme "Growing up Together". The workshops, delivered in many kindergartens and family centres, can be attended free of charge, and thousands of parents found them useful. A total of HRK 471,789 was invested in the programme. As a result of our investments in…, Justice system which meets the needs of children and youth, All 96 state attorneys for juveniles and 20 non-legal professionals working with children and youth in conflict with the law attended UNICEF’s training for the first time, with a view to enhancing their understanding of children and youth and their needs. The “Unbroken Ties” programme was closed, after seven criminal authorities were equipped with…, The voices of children and youth, As part of the “ZABUM Programme for the future of youth“ 414 young people attended a skills development training programme aimed at fostering entrepreneurial and team spirit and innovation through problem-solving in local communities. Ten best teams were awarded HRK 15,000 to implement their ideas with mentors' support. The first online hackathon…
14 February 2020

Results for children - 2019

Thanks to our donors' support, in 2019 we continued to achieve important results for children, helping them realise the rights enshrined in the Child Rights Convention. Below are highlighted some of the most significant programmes and activities implemented for children. You can find a complete Report on 2019 Activities  here ., Support for children with disabilities, We initiated the “Communication for Every Child” programme and involved 24 Croatian organisations. Training was provided for experts – speech therapists, rehabilitation educators and occupational therapists. Every child with complex communication needs will be given free access to a specialised communication application. A hundred tablet computers…, Together for the youngest children, The first Human Milk Bank in Croatia was established, making human milk available to prematurely born and severely ill babies. UNICEF provided all the necessary equipment for the Human Milk Bank and the Lactation Centre, and ensured training for staff. The total value of this investment is HRK 3.4 million.  We invested HRK 1,078,924 in acquiring…, Investing in a stronger family, We donated a total of HRK 900,000 in financial support to foster families who provide a home for 180 boys and girls. As part of the “Every Child Needs a Family” campaign, 70 events promoting foster care were organised in 18 towns and cities across Croatia, and education for foster parents was provided. To support parents in the social care system…, Protecting children and young people, As part of the “Unbroken Ties” programme, we procured equipment for video-calls in 13 penitentiaries and prisons, used by about 800 children throughout 2019. In 7 penitentiaries and prisons rooms for child visits were refurbished to be better suited for children visiting parents in prison. The investment in the programme is HRK 649,000. , Children of Croatia for children in Africa, A total of 85,344 children and young people from 202 locations in Croatia took part in the “Schools for Africa” programme. They raised HRK 364,366 for the education of boys and girls in Burkina Faso and Madagascar. Djevojčica u učionici u Africi, Solidarity with children across the world, A total of HRK 1,656,730 was raised to help children in Yemen, a country where nearly all children need humanitarian aid due to years of conflict. The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs invested HRK 1,480,000 in building five inclusive playgrounds in refugee camps in Jordan that can accommodate children with developmental difficulties and…, Voices of children and youth, Over 13,000 children and young people from across the country participated in the second Media Literacy Days. Educational materials developed for educators and teachers working with children, young people and their parents were downloaded 72,000 times from the medijskapismenost.hr website. I think workshops like this teach us how to recognise fake…