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.

Newsletters

You could download our newsletters here:

newsletter 2021-1 - 18 November 2020
download count: 19

newsletter 2020-4 - 10 September 2020
download count: 42

newsletter 2020-3 - 5 May 2020
download count: 78

newsletter 2020-2 - 28 January 2020
download count: 107

newsletter 2020-1 - 14 November 2019
download count: 123

newsletter 2019-6 - 28 August 2019
download count: 144

newsletter 2019-5 - 19 July 2019
download count: 155

newsletter 2019-4 - 11 May 2019
download count: 157

newsletter 2019-3 - 12 March 2019
download count: 185

newsletter 2019-2 - 11 January 2019
download count: 215

newsletter 2019-1 - 9 November 2018
download count: 234

newsletter 2018-6 - 25 August 2018
download count: 249

newsletter 2018-5 - 25 July 2018
download count: 238

newsletter 2018-4 - 11 May 2018
download count: 268

newsletter 2018-3 - 16 March 2018
download count: 307

newsletter 2018-2 - 11 January 2018
download count: 326

newsletter 2018-1 - 14 November 2017
download count: 308

newsletter 2017-6 - 15 August 2017
download count: 338

newsletter 2017-5 - 12 July 2017
download count: 333

newsletter 2017-4 - 19 May 2017
download count: 335

newsletter 2017-3 - 17 March 2017
download count: 347

newsletter 2017-2 - 2 February 2017
download count: 335

newsletter 2017-1 - 19 November 2016
download count: 362

newsletter 2016-7 - 22 August 2016
download count: 372

newsletter 2016-6 - 19 July 2016
download count: 378

newsletter 2016-5 - 5 June 2016
download count: 428

newsletter 2016-4 - 25 April 2016
download count: 440

newsletter 2016-3 - 25 March 2016
download count: 446

newsletter 2016-2 - 25 January 2016
download count: 454

newsletter 2016-1 - 17 November 2015
download count: 420

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