As in previous years, CinEast 2017 is running a Charity Project and kindly asks for your financial support. Thanks to your contribution last year, we supported the Macedonian NGO Legis by purchasing multimedia equipment for refugee transit camps. For our 10th edition we have chosen a non–governmental organisation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
WINGS OF HOPE / KRILA NADE providing psychological and educational support for children and youth.
Wings of Hope started its activity in early 1995 with the main focus on helping children and young people severely affected by the war in Bosnia (injuries, trauma, loss of parents, absence of schooling and other issues).
The first post-war projects consisted in rebuilding children’s homes and schools, opening psychosocial aid centres, and training psychologists and educators to provide therapeutic assistance. Since then the organisation has continued to provide assistance to its current project participants (many of whom are socially excluded children and children with learning difficulties and/or behavioural problems), with the goal of improving their academic performance, employment opportunities and social inclusion in general.
CinEast has agreed with Wings of Hope that the funds collected during the festival will be used to purchase a video camera, a laptop, books and other educational materials needed during tutoring lessons and creative workshops.
There are several ways to support this initiative: you can buy the festival pass (1 EUR from each pass goes to the Charity Project) or donate directly in one of the piggy banks available at the main festival venues. The piggy banks will be opened and the donations counted by volunteers at the final festival event in Neimënster on Sunday 22 October. Alternatively you may purchase photos from the "Making a difference" exhibition, after the final screening and for some days thereafter.
CinEast undertakes to transfer 100% of the collected funds to WINGS OF HOPE.
Charity project outcome
Thanks to your contributions we managed to collect in total 2874.73 EUR!
In February 2018 CinEast festival representatives travelled to Bosnia and Herzegovina to meet with representatives of Wings Of Hope (see photos below) and to use the collected funds to purchase the very much needed equipment, including laptops, a camera and much more (see the donation certificate).
Many thanks again for your contributions - they really made a difference!