In june 2013 we, Rabija Karo and Dees Frankevijle, established the foundation ‘Friends from Goražde’, officially ‘Foundation Friends from Gorazde’. The secretary-treasurer of the foundation herself, Rabija Karo, fled during the war in former Yugoslavia under the protection of the NATO to the Netherlands.
We regularly go on vacation to Goražde, à former enclave in current Bosnia and Herzegovina. With increasing astonishment we are forced to observe that Many essential supplies and subsidies did not reach their necessary destiny and still there is a great need for supplies and projects, and financial support for new and existing projects.
Our vision is that everybody earns equal opportunities, but then also everybody must be given these opportunities. We expressed our vision in a mission with several objectives.
We support and develop education projects for disadvantaged children and the mentally and physically handicapped children. Help for the elderly people who still suffer the consequences of the war. Also improvement of health- and medical care through training programs. Donations of medical and nursing articles. We have a close contact with the director of the elderly-home and also with the hospital in Goražde. Also we have a close contact with medical specialists in both Holland and Bosnia and Herzegovina to be able to ensure the various projects in a proper and responsible manner.
We regularly organize various events with different artists of which the proceeds benefits the goals of our Foundation. For companies we offer the opportunity at an annual donation of a fixed amount to advertise through our website. The Foundation has been assigned the ANBI status from the Tax Administration, so for companies this is tax deductible.
In the coming period we hope together with you to be able to achieve some beautiful projects for the benefits of the Bosnian residents.
To be able to ensure the transparency of the Foundation the board retains the control over the procurement, finance and the project management.
Thank you very much for your support and trust,
On behalf of the Board,
Dees Frankevijle : chairman
Rabija Karo : secretary-treasurer