DOBRÁ NOVINA je kolednícka akcia spojená so zbierkou pre projekty rozvojovej spolupráce v afrických krajinách a zároveň programom rozvojového vzdelávania počas celého roka.
In the Christmas time, groups of children sing carols throughout the whole Slovakia. The Carols spread joyful word about nativity of our Lord. Our motto is “Lend a hand to children”. By doing so, the carol singers become a messengers of hope.
By the Good News project we intend to:
Carol fund-raising campaign
Children, followed by their older friends, fund-raise money throughout caroling. The collection is used by Good News project to support developing projects in the third world.
Projects of Good News
Good News supports the developing projects in the African countries
Appointed for the weakest and most endangered (children, families in poverty, afflicted)
The projects are focused to satisfy basic human needs (drinkable water, education, human rights, health service)
The projects consider local necessities and culture, providing the long run perspectives.
The projects supported during the last 11 years were aimed to the following countries: Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia
The partners of Good News project are
About the life of people in the impacted countries the Good News informs through:
Meetings with caroling children
Weekend courses for organizers in the parishes.
Activities to support knowledge to others about developing issues
Diverse materials published throughout the year
The following campaigns are used to present the issues to the public:
Peace for Sudan (1998 – 1999)
Drawings and letters of children written for the leaders of both sides involved in the conflict during the civil war in Sudan
Global march against the children labour (1998)
A collection of finger prints as a symbol of solidarity with children in labour.
For the sake of the World without poverty (2005)
A campaign for satisfying the Milenium developing goals. This project is as well a part of global project: Make Poverty History
The Heart in the hand (1999)
The acknowledgement of Good News carolers in the category Voluntary deed of the year given by SAIA-SCTS under the auspices of the Slovak Republic president
The merit of: Human under threat (2004)
For help in the poor parts of the World