Summary

Foundation Oekroe has been officially established 30 March 2003. Through his extensive exposure and growing compassion for Eastern Europe, founder Jacob (Jaap) de Mooij got a growing inspiration to do something significant for youngsters in Eastern Europe with the help of Dutch youngsters. Due to his many charity related visits to both Ukraine as well as Romania he came up with the name ‘Oekroe’ (i.e. a concatenation of the three first characters of the names of both countries in the Dutch language).

The objective of Foundation Oekroe is to establish, promote and maintain contacts between youngsters in The Netherlands and youngsters in Eastern Europe. This objective is realized through organising summer camps for kids, working holidays and the like. The most important aspect for those activities is to tell and propagate the Gospel.

Foundation Oekroe has three key activities:

  • Camp Ukraine: Since the summer of 2003 Foundation Oekroe is organising annual summer camps for kids. Every year those summer camps take place at 2 or 3 locations in the western part of Ukraine.
  • Working Hands: Since spring 2007 the foundation also organises annual working holidays. During those two week periods 1 or 2 buildings are refurbished or remodelled. Examples are schools and crèches.
  • Emergency care for kids: Since the establishment of Oekroe the surplus of funds raised for Camp Ukraine and Working Hands is being spent on emergency care for kids. Although medical care is free in Ukraine sick children have to either travel to Kiev with their parents or need to cross the EU border into Hungary were medical care is not free of charge.

The 2017 Camp Ukraine volunteers:

Albert

Albert

Annelien

Annelien

Astrid

Astrid

Christiaan

Christiaan

Christine

Christine

Daniël

Daniël

Hennie

Hennie

Ilse

Ilse

Jaap

Jaap

Jorien

Jorien

Kina

Kina

Leanneke

Leanneke

Lisette

Lisette

Maartje

Maartje

Marlies

Marlies

Remko

Remko

Ruben

Ruben

Sarah

Sarah

Vincent

Vincent

Wijke

Wijke

Wilco

Wilco

Willian

Willian

Newsletters

You could download our newsletters here:

newsletter 2017-6 - 15 August 2017
download count: 12

newsletter 2017-5 - 12 July 2017
download count: 12

newsletter 2017-4 - 19 May 2017
download count: 22

newsletter 2017-3 - 17 March 2017
download count: 32

newsletter 2017-2 - 2 February 2017
download count: 35

newsletter 2017-1 - 19 November 2016
download count: 47

newsletter 2016-7 - 22 August 2016
download count: 51

newsletter 2016-6 - 19 July 2016
download count: 64

newsletter 2016-5 - 5 June 2016
download count: 98

newsletter 2016-4 - 25 April 2016
download count: 119

newsletter 2016-3 - 25 March 2016
download count: 119

newsletter 2016-2 - 25 January 2016
download count: 122

newsletter 2016-1 - 17 November 2015
download count: 106

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