Public Announcement - 20 Years of EHO
On the occasion of marking the 20th Anniversary of successful existence and operation of Ecumenical Humanitarian Organization (hereinafter, EHO), EHO management is pleased to issue the following statement::
20 YEARS OF WORK OF ECUMENICAL HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION
on the occasion of it's 20 Years Anniversary, from 17 to 19 April EHO shall organize 5th EHO Partners' Meeting and a Celebration which will be attended by domestic and foreign partners and donors who contributed cooperatively to the EHO's two-decade experience in the work with vulnerable groups. The celebration shall be also attended by our beneficiaries (Roma, persons with disability, elderly...) along with EHO volunteers and staff. In addition to foreign partners and donors, representatives of local government and central government and provincial government institutions shall also attend.
EHO was founded in 1993 on the initiative of World Council of Churches in order to respond to the needs of vulnerable population of Vojvodina in an organized and efficient way, through humanitarian aid - nourishment, medicines, hygienic items, fuelwood, etc. This assistance, provided through EHO network, was offered to all citizens of Vojvodina who were in the state of need, regardless of their religious and national background.
During these 20 years of work, EHO has developed itself into an organization that comprehensively supports vulnerable groups through various social services. Today, our beneficiaries have well-known EHO programs at disposal - such as Roma Resource Center, Resource Center for People with Disabilities, Sheleter for Childern Living and/or Working on Streets, Diaconal Center with Daycare Center for Elderly, Home Care for Elderly, Cancer-Info...
EHO, today, after 20 years of work and learning, has a status of a leader CSO in Vojvodina. One of the strengths of our organization is readines to react professionally in any given moment to the needs of vulnerable groups. We do not work for them, but we work with them. This is why EHO has made it's place in this society.
"EHO was empowering and still is strengthening not only members of vulnerable groups, but also relevant institutions and associations who are in charge for the realization of rightsof the same, because it adheres to the Christianconviction that all people are equal and that equality is feasible in any given society." (Vladislav Ivičiak, Director of Ecumenical Humanitarian Organization)