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£3,575
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    Weʼve raised £3,575 to Support Ukrainian Refugees in Slovakia short and long term accommodation Camp Zilina and Bratislava

    Alexandra Rudnaya 21, 010 01 Žilina, Slovakia
    Funded on Saturday, 29th October 2022

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    Hi all! My name is Viera Matysakova. I am from Slovakia, but my family and I have lived in South Wales for over 17 years. People who know me know I am passionate about helping people in need. As a response to the humanitarian crises caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, my sister Renata Dubec and her husband Milan Dubec have set up Camp Zilina - a short and long term accommodation provided for refugees regardless of their country of origin, ethnicity, religion or gender identity. Over a week ago, my brother-in-law’s foundation 'Milan Dubec Foundation' created a safe place for over 300 exhausted people fleeing from Ukraine.

    The free accommodation includes beds, toilets, showers, toiletries, a kitchen and food. An incredible team of volunteers have been working non-stop, turning unused offices into dormitories, collecting and sorting donations. They have been welcoming and supporting refugees, organising paperwork, transport, sim cards, securing psychological, medical, material and financial help, etc. Most volunteers have not managed to sleep for more than 3 hours a day, leaving their own children with relatives, to secure 24-hour support for others.

    You can follow individual stories of those who have fled on Facebook Camp Zilina. The accommodation capacity is growing daily alongside the need for help. There has been more hostels set up in Zilina and another camp in the capital city, Bratislava. Altogether they now provide over 650 beds.

    Camp Zilina offers breakfast and lunch, which has been partially covered by donations and sponsors. Post Cafe run by my brother Lukas and his wife Natalia, have been helping to cook hot meals for everyone in Camp Zilina. Reinoo employees, family members, friends and many other voluneers have stepped in and helped with organising, driving, shopping and offering front line assistance in the camp as well as on the phone or online. Everyone is chipping in as much as they can. However, there is a need to cover the cost of the food provided, which equals 12 Euros per person per day. In addition, further support needed by individuals and families, either settling down in Slovakia or moving to different regions or countries.

    To sustain Camp Zilina’s ability to provide necessary resources, my husband Marcel, children, Alzbeta and Klara, and I have created this fundraiser. The most effective way you can help make a difference is by donating. All the money collected will be sent to the account of Milan Dubec Foundation SK7909000000005188036306 and will be used as needed to support the people fleeing the war in Ukraine.

    If you have Slovakian bank account, you can donate directly via a transparent account SK7909000000005188036306.

    More information via news articles Europe Cities, Spectator SME, Dennik N, Aktuality,

    Thank you very much for your donations! It makes a huge difference!

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    • Viera MATYSAKOVA10 months ago
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      10 months ago

      Many great things have happened within the camp since my last update. The opening of a Nurture Centre is definitely one of them. Almost thirty Ukrainian mums, teachers and educational psychologists from the Zilina region were trained by Nurture International in the nurturing approach. Raising awareness of trauma, sharing strategies to lessen its impact, and creating a range of creative sensory learning activities has helped the inspirational Ukrainian ladies to create an emotionally safe space for all!

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    • Viera MATYSAKOVA1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      We organised one of the largest Orthodox liturgies of the year on Saturday - "Pasok's Consecration". The word 'paska' is synonymous with the name of the holiday for Orthodox believers. During the liturgy, the belts (pastries) were consecrated, which were ceremoniously served at lunch on the next day on Sunday. Thank you for your support!

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    • Viera MATYSAKOVA1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      First Slovak language classes have been a great success! It is amazing to see. Although 7 weeks ago most of the participants were not imagining themselves to be sitting at the desk and becoming a student, smiles on their determined faces say it all! Your donations are making it possible! Thank you!

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    69

    • Yelena Konyukh

      Yelena Konyukh

      Sep 7, 2022

      Well done, Vera - nearly there!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 18, 2022

      £30.00

    • Justyna K

      Justyna K

      Apr 16, 2022

      £10.00

    • A and P

      A and P

      Apr 8, 2022

      It's lovely to read your updates.....amazing work!God bless you all.

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 6, 2022

      Keep up great work Viera.

      £20.00

    • Madhavi

      Madhavi

      Apr 6, 2022

      £50.00

    • Yelena Konyukh

      Yelena Konyukh

      Apr 3, 2022

      Dear Viera, Thank you for doing what you are doing and giving others the opportunity to help people in need!

      £100.00

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    Alexandra Rudnaya 21, 010 01 Žilina, Slovakia

    Founder and director of non profit organisation STAR n.o. focusing on inclusion and inclusive education. Lead Associate Consultant/Trainer for Slovakia Member of the Expert group of the National Institute for Education in the field of Special and Inclusive Education

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