We asked people about the difficulties and problems waiting to be solved at the Adni öröm! Christmas donation campaign of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta.
The winter is a crisis period when homeless shelters and social workers in the streets work full steam. Apart from help given by the professionals, the question arises: How can volunteers and pedestrians help out?
Researchers, social work experts, volunteers, members of civil society and politicians discuss the eradication of child hunger and improvements in the lives of disadvantaged children in Hungary. Is solving one of the most pressing problems of our time really a task for the whole of society?
Singing songs for Santa Claus, boxes full of surprises and finally, opening the presents. This is how the children could enjoy Saint Nicholas’ Day at the housing estate of Ócsa. The students of the Tancsics Mihaly Dormitory and the volunteers of Malteser Youth organised the program together.
“We don’t take sides, we only have a mission. And the mission is to help people in need.” Leaders of Hungarian charity services had a discussion about their role in the migration crisis, the fulfilled and future tasks and other difficult questions regarding the situation of refugees.
The Hungarian Szimfónia (Symphonia) Program can trace its history back to Venezuela in the 1970s. José Antonio Abreu pianist, conductor and educator is the charismatic founder of a youth orchestra system, called El Sistema that transformed thousands of kids’ lives in Venezuela.