Loza Foundation is now switching focus to the effects of COVID-19 and is busy fundraising to be able to carry out emergency relief efforts targeting the most vulnerable, exposed groups in North Macedonia. The poor and the infirm have been hit the hardest in this global crisis.
They have had to endure horrendous living conditions and deprivation for most of their lifetime, but thanks to an EU project, the residents of institution Demir Kapija in North Macedonia can finally move out.
For Loza Foundation Cycle4Europe 2019 was a total success and now, the last few details have been finalised for the new cycling event that will take place in May 2020. The new route will run from Varberg in Sweden to Trondheim in Norway.
She works with children and adults with disabilities in the same time as she is studying to become a special educator and rehabilitator at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia. Volunteer of the year at Loza Foundation is Glorija Naumovska.
Loza Foundation’s work in eastern Europe has been recognised all over europe. It is now official that EU-Parliamentarian David Lega, a member of the Committee of Foreign Affairs and Human Rights, will travel with Loza Foundation to North Macedonia on 3 October 2019.
Thanks to our generous sponsors and individual donators, over 600 000 Swedish kronor has been raised during Loza Foundations charity event Cycle4Europe. Now can some of Europe’s most deprived children receive winter clothes, shoes and access to an education. Loza Foundation will also be able to establish itself in Kosovo for future projects.
The Austrian corporation Hirsch Servo Group is the Europe sponsor of the 2500 kilometres Cycle4Europe bicycle event, which is arranged by Swedish Loza Foundation in support of the most vulnerable people in some of the poorest countries in Europe.
More orphanages, a tolerable situation for disabled people and resources to be made available for women suffering from the effects of the war in Balkan. But most of all we want the opportunity to highlight the situation of the most vulnerable people in Europe and give them a future without stigmatisation. This is the reason why a group of cyclists have chosen to embark on the 2,500 kilometres long route from Skopje in North Macedonia to Varberg in Sweden and participate in the Cycle4Europe charity event.
Last winter, Loza Foundation donated clothes, shoes and warm winter jackets to the children at orphanages “25 May” and “11 October”. We are now keen on making their dream for a bike of their own come true too.
The correspondent trip to Institution Demir Kapija in North Macedonia turned into a series of articles in Göteborgs-Posten, which highlighted poor conditions and invoked strong reactions not least within Macedonian authorities that have now decided that the institution is to be refurbished immediately.