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About us

People in Need is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation which aims to direct support to those who need it most. We lend a helping hand to people who are deprived of dignity and freedom by various circumstances outside of their control. From those who suffer the consequences of war, to victims of natural disasters, or those living under the undemocratic regimes.

Our beginnings date back to 1999 when we were founded by a group of journalists moved by their experiences of the devastating consequences of the conflict in Kosovo on civilians there. Their spontaneous humanitarian response recognised a need to establish an organisation to respond to emerging crises in the world. Until 2016 we functioned as a civic association. After uniting with People in Need Czech Republic, we work as a non-profit organisation under our original name, but with a new logo. We are also part of the international network People in Need.

We do not only operate abroad. From the very beginning of our work, we have helped people in crises in Slovakia. We also support people from excluded communities who are pushed to the margins of society by poverty there. We work with small children and adults, we educate, provide job counselling, teach financial literacy, assist clients in building decent housing and push for changes in public policies where necessary to support these objectives. Through educational activities, we also contribute to building a more open, tolerant and inclusive society in Slovakia.

Our work is divided into 3 fundamental areas: Development Cooperation & Humanitarian Aid, Social Inclusion and Global Education. The One World documentary film festival – one of the organisation’s flagship enjoys a particularly special status.

OUR MISION

is to effectively help people suffering from the consequences of war conflicts, natural disasters and authoritarian regimes. Through educational activities and work in excluded communities in Slovakia and abroad, we contribute to building more open, tolerant and inclusive society. 

Our Team

ANDREA-NAJVIRTOVA

Andrea Najvirtová

DIRECTOR

BRIGITA AC

Brigita Áč

HEAD OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Kristína Jediná

HEAD OF COMMUNICATION AND FUNDRAISING DEPARTMENT

Veronika Filipek

HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT AND HUMANITARIAN AID DEPARTMENT

LUKAS OSVALD

Lukáš Osvald

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT GLOBAL EDUCATION

Lenka Zápotocká

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL INTEGRATION PROGRAMS

Michaela Mudroňová

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL INTEGRATION PROGRAMS – EMPLOYMENT AND PREPARATION FOR THE LABOR MARKET

Board of trustees

Lucia Štasselová

Šimon Pánek

Jan Kamenický

Michal Smetanka

Jan Mrkvička

Jan Černý

Documents to download

Naše projekty

Skutočný darček

Festival jeden svet

Globálne vzdelávanie