ZAEV Social-Humanitarian Program 23-24

The "ZAEV Social-Humanitarian Program" aims to support the community and improve the lives of vulnerable populations through various activities and humanitarian efforts. The program intends to observe significant dates such as

20 February - World Day of Social Justice

Celebrating World Day of Social Justice on 20 February, declared by the United Nations General Assembly as a day dedicated to the fight against poverty, unemployment and equality. Having in mind that the purpose of marking this day is to promote solidarity, equality and equity, will be realized a mapping of the territory of the municipality of Strumica, which would include different target groups of families and individuals (young and adults). The purpose of the mapping is to make an objective analysis by summarizing the results of the target groups in terms of age, gender, and profession (whether they are respondents who are employed, but with very low incomes; whether they are respondents who are unemployed but are active job seekers or they are not included in the labour market at all either as employees or as an active job seeker) and work experience (do the respondents have the qualifications to be included in the labour market in case of unemployed respondents). After the completion of this mapping, within the “ZAEV Social-Humanitarian Program”, the ultimate goal will be the preparation of a Social-Inclusive map which will be a roadmap with the undertaken specific activities (such as assistance in the professional qualification of respondents from the target groups, assistance through a job recommendation to the respondents from the target groups, advisory assistance to the respondents from the target groups). The above-mentioned activities should result in the reduction of poverty among the target groups through their social inclusion in the social processes, with a focus on building a fair and truly humane society.


19 August - World Humanitarian Day

Celebrating World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, declared by the United Nations General Assembly, designated in memory of the 19 August 2003 bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq. The celebration of this day will be in honour of all humanitarian workers who lost their lives for humanitarian purposes but also aim to increase the public’s desire to support humanitarian activities. Therefore, it will be marked by a series of activities in the form of donations of humanitarian aid in clothing, water, food and personal hygiene items, as solidarity assistance to the population of Ukraine. In the before-mentioned context, the International Day of Charity on 5 September, declared by the United Nations General Assembly, chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace, celebrated in recognition of her enormous humanitarian work as the most famous missionary in the world.

5 September - International Day of Charity

The International Day of Charity is an international day observed annually on 5 September. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The prime purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world for individuals, charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations for their own purposes on the local, national, regional and international level.

20 November - World Children's Day

Celebrating World Children’s Day on 20 November, which is the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, but also the date when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Among other activities, this program will be committed to improving the conditions for the growth and development of children, given the fact that each child’s first years are crucial in building personality. Using an inclusive approach in which children from vulnerable categories will be included, one of the first activities in this program will be the release of the playgrounds for the children in the village of Rich, located near the municipality of Strumica, in the south-eastern part of North Macedonia.

5 December - International Volunteer Day

Celebrating International Volunteer Day on 5 December, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize and promote the invaluable impact that volunteer activities have on the community and society. This day will be marked with an activity that will include assistance in the homes (material or/and non-material) of vulnerable categories of citizens, in which anyone who has the opportunity and the will, can have the opportunity to join and be a volunteer. This action aims to raise awareness of the volunteers’ tireless work and their contribution to a better society, inspired only by free will, and not by the desire for material or financial gain. In this context will be marked also the International Human Solidarity Day on 20 December, declared by the United Nations General Assembly, which has identified solidarity as one of the fundamental and universal values ​​on which to establish relationships between people.

20 December - International Human Solidarity Day

International Human Solidarity Day, December 20 (International Human Solidarity Day, December 20), declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations, which identified solidarity as one of the basic and universal values on which relations between people should be based.

The program will be implemented through the following initiatives:

"Social Impact Challenge" seeks to identify community issues and develop adaptable innovative solutions to address them. The program will undertake the following steps:

  • Issuing a public invitation to participate in a series of social-humanitarian challenges, providing clear guidelines and criteria for submission;
  • Facilitating the formation of teams or allowing participants to organize into groups independently to identify social issues and devise innovative solutions;
  • Monitoring progress through regular checkpoints and offering feedback to teams throughout the duration of the challenge;
  • Organizing a final field event, known as the "Final Pitch," during which teams will present their solutions to a panel of judges and community members;
  • Providing financial support and/or mentorship from experts who can contribute their expertise during the solution design phase of the published challenge. This assistance aims to help winning teams implement their ideas effectively.

The "Community Empowerment and Social Entrepreneurship Incubator" aims to raise awareness within communities and facilitate the implementation of sustainable solutions for positive change. This initiative involves the following components:

  • Establishment and execution of "Training and Capacity Building programs" designed for community members interested in social entrepreneurship. These programs will cover topics spanning business planning, financial management, marketing, leadership, and social impact evaluation;
  • Organization of idea generation sessions, where community members can propose solutions to address local challenges through collaborative discussions;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of social impact through the implementation of a series of methodological trainings;
  • Facilitation of professional networking events to foster a supportive community where social entrepreneurs can connect, collaborate, and share their experiences.

The "Volunteering Experiences" program offers participants the opportunity to actively contribute to addressing and resolving social issues and challenges. The program encompasses the following activities:

  • Identification of suitable international organizations, NGOs, or local organizations that have established volunteering programs aligned with the Foundation's goals and mission;
  • Establishment of partnerships to create volunteering opportunities and foster cooperation in designing specific initiatives where volunteers can actively contribute to addressing social issues.
  • Implementation of a "Volunteer Management System" to recognize the valuable contributions of volunteers, along with a "Volunteer Feedback System" where participants can share their volunteering experiences, provide suggestions for improvement, and highlight the impact they have made through their active participation.

The Foundation will launch a "Storytelling campaign" to provide a platform for individuals interested in sharing personal experiences related to social issues. This campaign serves as a powerful tool to raise awareness, promote empathy, and inspire action within the community.

  • Facilitating submissions on the Foundation's website to allow interested individuals to share their personal perspectives, fostering a deeper understanding of the social challenges they face and promoting positive change;
  • Organizing live storytelling events where individuals can express their viewpoints through various formats in a supportive and inclusive environment.
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