Slovakia – “The Tehlička”, Slovak fundraising campaign, is improving the education in Kakuma

18 May 2022

(ANS - Bratislava) – Non-profit organisation SAVIO has launched the 17th annual public fundraising campaign Tehlička (the Brick) during the Lent and Easter period, thanks to which it gives a helping hand every year where it is most needed. Its main objective is to inform and educate people about life in the poorest countries and regions of the world and lead people to solidarity and mutual responsibility. Tehlička 2022 will raise funds to help to build a new accommodation for the teachers in Kakuma, Kenya. SAVIO is working together with the Salesians of Don Bosco in Kenya who were invited to Kakuma by UN and they have been working there since 1993, saving the education of more than 3000 children and youth.

The local Salesian school offers high-quality education for domestic Turks, as well as for the people from the Kakuma refugee camp. The greatest challenge concerning education in this community is the rising shortage of teachers. Many teachers are afraid to move to this remote region. The solution will be to build an accommodation facility that will offer those teachers an environment safe enough for them to be able to devote themselves fully to teaching.

From March 3, 2022 to April 27, 2022, the Slovak public could participate in the campaign not only through financial assistance, but also thanks to the activities that the organization offered on its website and in the accompanying brochure. Thanks to a Slovak public, an amount of EUR 42,081 has been raised over the past two months. The collection to support the construction of an accommodation for teachers lasts until the end of October.

SAVIO is a non-profit organisation based on Salesian style, creating space for solidarity with the poor and improving lives of young people in less developed countries. Through projects, fundraising campaign and volunteering, we help people in difficult life situations. The Tehlička (The Brick) is a regular, nation-wide Slovak event, which has been organized since 2006 during Lent.

For more information, please visit or contact Štefan Kormančík, SDB, director SAVIO o. z., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone: +421 911 063 886 


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