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 2019-6 - 28 August 2019
download count: 26

newsletter 2019-5 - 19 July 2019
download count: 36

newsletter 2019-4 - 11 May 2019
download count: 40

newsletter 2019-3 - 12 March 2019
download count: 59

newsletter 2019-2 - 11 January 2019
download count: 75

newsletter 2019-1 - 9 November 2018
download count: 87

newsletter 2018-6 - 25 August 2018
download count: 105

newsletter 2018-5 - 25 July 2018
download count: 99

newsletter 2018-4 - 11 May 2018
download count: 117

newsletter 2018-3 - 16 March 2018
download count: 146

newsletter 2018-2 - 11 January 2018
download count: 169

newsletter 2018-1 - 14 November 2017
download count: 188

newsletter 2017-6 - 15 August 2017
download count: 211

newsletter 2017-5 - 12 July 2017
download count: 217

newsletter 2017-4 - 19 May 2017
download count: 210

newsletter 2017-3 - 17 March 2017
download count: 228

newsletter 2017-2 - 2 February 2017
download count: 217

newsletter 2017-1 - 19 November 2016
download count: 229

newsletter 2016-7 - 22 August 2016
download count: 241

newsletter 2016-6 - 19 July 2016
download count: 241

newsletter 2016-5 - 5 June 2016
download count: 303

newsletter 2016-4 - 25 April 2016
download count: 310

newsletter 2016-3 - 25 March 2016
download count: 327

newsletter 2016-2 - 25 January 2016
download count: 336

newsletter 2016-1 - 17 November 2015
download count: 295

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