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Building school kitchen in Elementary school Bugembe Blue

Volunteers of Plavi anđeo Organization came to Elementary school in Bugembe for the first time in 2012. We chose this school because it is the poorest Elementary school in Bugembe, with highest number of children attending (approximately 1200) and least available staff (21 teachers)


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Equipping classrooms with wooden benches

On the island of Busagazi in Uganda, we have built a block of two large classrooms, so that about 700 children could once again attend classes under the roof, when after a huge tropical storm in 2013. school collapsed.

 


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Project of building classrooms and placing drinking water tank in Busagazi Primary School

A donator signboard has been placed on the school, and signboard with Plavi anđeo logo has been placed on water tank.

So, as well as building the school, we also placed tank for collecting and percolating rainwater. 
 

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Together awaiting rebuilding of school!

After beautiful welcoming program and extreme gratitude we were showered with due to our help in building school in Busagazi, we continue to assist in building block with two classrooms that began a day before we arrived. 

Ongoing works of digging foundation and laying bricks for walls give great pleasure and satisfaction to all Busagazi inhabitants. 
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Chicken, eggs, goat and limes for Plavi anđeo in Busagazi

 First and foremost, Busagazi is indeed a magical island, filled with green surfaces, facing the lake from all sides. Shortly, the nature is breathtaking and goes to show why Uganda is called the Pearl of Africa.  Until 1993, the access to the island was extremely dangerous. People often drowned and were attacked by crocodiles. However, by supplying great quantities of land, a path was made to facilitate the approach, especially to the school attended by children from local villages.


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Help for the orphanage and to the victim families in Kathmandu

The experts say that the earthquake was expected and the additional tremblings are possible.

They knew that another hard earthquake, like the one from 1934. that completely destroyed Kathmandu, will strike, only they didn't know when

The population of Kathmandu is on the rise of 66,5 % and is one of the most populated places on the Earth, with 1,5 million people living below the town, and are directly threatened by the strong earthquakes, while the constructing conditions are awful.


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Help for the primary school Busagazi-Jinja in Uganda needed

The Busagazi-Jinja primary school is situated on the remote lake island Busgazi on the Lake Victoria, Uganda. The "Blue Angel" organization is collecting the donations and any form of help for the reconstruction of the five classrooms that were destroyed during the heavy rainy season and the  winds in the May of 2013. Only the remaining 400 children, of the initial 700 before the destruction, are still attending the classes. Most of the children are orphans or the children from the margins of society that live on that impoverished remote island.

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Rainwater tanks for rural schools in Uganda

SpremnikKisniceBlue Angel Association has kickstarted a project for purchasing and building plastic tanks for harvesting and purifying rainwater, in order to make the access to potable water in rural schools much easier for local children.



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Mission India-Tiruvannamalai

Finally I am contacting you from India, a  beautiful little town called Tiruvannamalai beneath holy mountain Arunachala where Children's house  (the house in which I volunteer) is also located and where you could volunteer in the future. Dear Ms. Kumari opened the doors of her house for all children without parents and has been taking care of them for over a decade together with her husband.

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Volunteer, donate, sponsor

After mission in Kenia and founding of Organization Blue Angel, the Organization raised some funds for children in Franciscan mission. After that, I went to Uganda, in a small, very poor town called Bugembe on the Victoria lake and started with my humanitarian mission. The entire day was filled with activities, getting up at 7 AM and having breakfast, than heading for nearby Elementary school „Bugembe Blue“ where on a daily basis two other volunteers and I interviewed children with one or no parent. That would last until lunch time and after lunch we would return to school to pick up that same children we interviewed in the morning, take them by their hands and go to their houses and visit their families. We would walk for miles and miles sometimes, just like I did in Kenia. There are no streets or house numbers in those villages. But the children know where they live.

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Reportage from Osijek December 11th and December 12th 2013

I left for Osijek a day early, Tuesday afternoon, so I could be there two days before the actual event in City and University Library and appear as a guest on Croatian Radio Osijek. Student of Medical University Katarina Badak invited me and organized the entire event that is my lecture and film projection on Medical University.

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Report from humanitarian concert „Hands of the Blue Angel “(December 8th 2013 at “Češki dom”)

We are proud to say that Blue Angel made it to it's second year of existence. It is nice to remember the first concert, that is the very promotion of the Organization in year 2011 and compare it to our last concert. The organization grew. Many new projects, numerous volunteers that left a trail in Africa and Asia and volunteers in Croatia who are of great help to our most active and diligent member of organization, Ms. Dragica Kopljar.

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A volunteer story from India

I ve always enjoyed helping others and I would say that volunteering has always been close to my heart.

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Dalai Lama's lecture in Mcleod Ganj

In the main temple in Mcleod Ganj on Sunday 25th August 2013th The Dalai Lama gave a lectur , and Moran and I were part of that crowd.

People of different nations in the early morning went to the main temple with their accreditation which is the permission to enter the temple and with small pads to sit on and bottle of water, while other things like cell phones and cameras are not allowed at Dalai Lama's lectures.


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BLUE ANGEL IN CAMPAIGN „CROATIA VOLUNTEERS“

Blue Angel joins campaign "Croatia volunteers" on volunteering day in Croatia, September 21st 2013, initiated by volunteer center. We invite all volunteers who would like to join our program on that day.


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Lectures in Split, Zadar and in Nautical school

Past two months have been very active for Blue angel. First we joined  campaign „Croatia volunteers“ and a as a part of that campaign organized “Day of open doors” for everyone who is interested in donating and work of the Organization. That day reminded me that there indeed are many volunteers and so we raised substantial amount of donations that we transferred to our protégés.


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Volunteering

In the last few months, from June till this day, we've had 5 of our volunteers in Uganda, currently there is 1 volunteer there and in several days, another one will join. Volunteer do their work mostly in the orphanage, then in school teaching English language and various sports skills. We have many activities in the program and everyone can choose something that fits them. So far, volunteers have done so much for local community in the name of Blue Angel Organization.


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Volunterring in India: Helping the kids and discovering the Tibetian culture

Tomislava and Morana, presenting the association "Plavi anđeo", were volunteering through the humanitarian association "Lha" in Mcleod Ganju which helps refugee Tibetian people on north India in fostering the Tibetian culture and identity.



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Project of building houses for poor families in Uganda

After visiting many poor villages and families in Bugembe, the President of Blue angel Organization, Ms. Dragica Kopljar, decided for a project of building new homes for poor families in Uganda. Costs for building a new house made of mud with two rooms on their own land go from 600 to 1000 dollars. House made of bricks costs twice more.


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Our volunteering at an orphanage in Bugembe

The story of our volunteering at an orphanage in Bugembe.

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Order promotion materials or jewelry from Uganda and help work of the Organization by donating!

From now you can help work of the Organization by ordering items with logotype of the Organization and jewelry from Uganda through symbolic donation and bearing expenses of shipping via mail.
All jewelry is hand made by children from Bugembe, Uganda. In that way they can afford a meal.


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Volunteer in Uganda and Kenya or Sponsor a Child

You would like to volunteer in Africa, but don't know how to get started? Blue Angel has a solution for you. Read more about it on the page „Volunteering in Uganda" Link
You would like to sponsor an orphaned child in Uganda? Read more about it on the page "Sponsoring children in Uganda".  Link

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“Blue Angel” for holidays

Yesterday we visited a numerous family Zahirović that recently got one more member, a little boy Juraj who is only a month old. He is the twelfth child born into Mirsada and Rashid Zahirović' s family for whom we were raising funds for food and other necessities through the whole year.

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Report form public lecture in Prečko library, through the eyes of participant

With a lot of positive energy and enthusiasm, on Wednesday, 5th December 2012, I attended the public lecture "Uganda through the eyes of volunteers". Alongside projection of film and photographs taken during the volunteering in Uganda, volunteers were talking about their impressions and experiences from their recent visit to children of that country which gave us a better insight into everyday life of African children.

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Report on humanitarian concert “Africa in heart” held on November 28th 2012

It's been a year since the promotion of Blue angel association. We announced projects awaiting us in the year 2012 which is now behind us. This year we gathered on November 28 2012 in large number on the same location - the hall of Češki dom in Zagreb. "Češka beseda", an association of Czechs in Zagreb, generously welcomed and hosted us once again and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts. All the proceeds collected from the sales and tickets will go to the ones who need it the most - the most poverty-stricken children in Bugembe, Uganda.


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Greetings from Uganda

The „Blue Angel" volunteers Dragica, Željko and Vedrana are currrently volunteering in Uganda, residing in Bugembe near the city of Jinja. Jinja is located 80km away from the capital Kampala, on the shores of the beautiful lake Victoria and on the source of the Nile river. Uganda is a wonderful country of green areas, tea, banana and mango plantations, as well as of many lakes and national parks.

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Report on recent work of „Blue Angel“

We would like to make a brief report on our recent work starting from the beginning of this year, when our organization had just been established, until today. Although we have been working for 8 months only, we are quite satisfied with our achievements as well as the results in helping others in need.

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Volunteer in Uganda or sponsor a child

Do you want to volunteer in Uganda, and you don't know how? Blue Angel has a solution for you. Read more on the "Volunteering in Uganda" page.

Financial support for volunteers who will buy this same are ceratinly welcome to our bank account, indicating the purpose of payment "for the children of Uganda." Thank you from the heart.
Do you want to be a sponsor called godfather or godmother to a child in Uganda? Read more on the "Sponsorship of children in Uganda".

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Help to family Zahirović

A newspaper article about Zahirović family, prompted me toward the end of last year to try and help that large family with 11 children through an ongoing Blue Angel Association project, set up to help children from large families. We have just embarked upon our mission but we will try to reach people and organization that sympathise with the poor, in order to raise funds and help the needy. Our Association`s goals are to work on improvement of quality of living in the community irrespective of race, religion and cultural differences. Mirsada (36) and Rašid (42) Zahirovic live in Zagreb`s gypsy`s neighborhood Savica-Šanci, in conditions that are hard to imagine for us who live in the city of Zagreb. That is strange because they live in that same town since 1991.

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Visiting Family Zahirovic

It was a rainy Saturday morning when I and volunteer worker went to pay a visit to multimember  Zahirović family in Romany neighbourhood in Zagreb Savica Šanci. I read an article about them in a local newspaper towards the end of last year, at the same time when I was establishing the Blue Angel Association, and I immediately took interest in that large family.

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News

Dear friends,

We are happy to announce our African charity event, filled with great African music, dance and joy...in organization of Plavi anđeo.


 


Humanitarian Association Blue Angel carries out projects in this part of Uganda, some of the projects have been recently implemented, all about project will tell the president Dragica Kopjar and volunteer Aleksandra Krizmanic who were just returned from this charming country. 
As of today, our project will help in the reconstruction of primary schools Busagazi-Uganda and the installation of the container for the collection and treatment of rainwater. 
You can support the Indiegogo campaign on www.indiegogo.com


The Days of open doors of the organizations 2015. Organizations as the initiators of the local growth.

 


Dear friends, supporters, donors, sponsors of our little children in Uganda and Kenya, and all other interested parties,

We are happy to announce that soon we see in Varazdin.


Open the bidding pictures of donated graphics from professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, painter Ivica Sisko.

On Friday 28.11.2014.  19 hours in Books, Marticeva 14 d, through Africa and India will spend Dragica Kopjar, humanitarian, volunteer, president of the humanitarian organization Blue Angel, lovers of Africa and Asia.
Three years have passed since the establishment of the "Blue Angel. Small, but still large and challenging three years we celebrated the Humanitarian Event 05.12.2014. In the Club Metropolis. We wanted to pay tribute to our guests something different and more varied program than the one to which we all used in the Czech Home in previous years.

On April 1st of 2014 we started “with a picture-book for the children of Africa” campaign in several kindergartens in Zagreb. We donated the picture-books to the kindergartens and our volunteers, preparing to leave for one of the countries, will read to the children from these picture-books and spend time with the children.


The Blue Angel will be with You in Split on 10/17/2013 at 7pm in Episcopal Seminary hall, Zrinsko-Frankopanska 19, and the same day at the Maritime school of Split.

The Blue Angel will be presented  in city of Zadar, and also to everyone from surroundings who is interested in our work, on 10/3/2013 in city library, Stjepana Radića 11b, in multimedia center.
Many guests from Croatian cultural and social circles gathered at a charitable evening on April 11 in the restaurant Gastro-Globus at the Zagreb Fair for the purpose of encouraging Ivan Tomić on his road to recovery. Singers Mate Bulić, Marko Pecotić and sisters Krstanović contributed to the pleasant atmosphere of the evening. A few songs were sung by Ivan’s classmates, who stayed with him until the end of the evening, showing support.
We invite you to the presentation of Blue Angel association’s projects and the screening of a film about Uganda and volunteering which will be accompanied by a photo slideshow. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 at Kulturno informativni centar in Preradovićeva 5 in Zagreb at 7 pm. Admission is free.
‘Blue Angel' Centre has joined the action for the boy Ivan Tomić (16) who needs a surgery of both legs and the doctors have recommended Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic in Aschau im Chiemgau. We support the action by establishing humanitarian number 060 9017 (operator Moj Telekom) which you can dial and support this action; the price per call is 5,00 kuna + VAT (total of 6,25 kuna)
As part of a photography exhibition with a humanitarian purpose at the Prečko Library in Zagreb, an art workshop took place in the children's department of the library in which sixth grade pupils from Nikola Tesla Primary School in Prečko participated. They made drawings for sixth grade pupils from Bugembe Blue Primary School and we brought them the drawings that the pupils from Uganda made. Through interaction children were also able to learn more about the life of children in Bugembe.
On the 13th of December 2012, Blue Angel spent time with students from Ivan Švear High School in Ivanić-Grad and showed them the promotional movie "Uganda" about our projects in Bugembe and the volunteers who worked there at the time. The movie and a photo slideshow helped the students to get a better insight into the life of African children. 
A photo exhibition of African children is set up in the library Prečko. Also, there is a display of drawings made by Primary Bugembe Blue school pupils, living in one of the poorest communities in Uganda, Bugembe.
We invite you to the humanitarian concert AFRICA IN HEART which will be held on November 28th in the hall of "Češka beseda", the association of Czechs in Zagreb (Češki dom in Zagreb) at 8 o'clock in the evening.
The volunteers' meetings of the Blue Angel center will be held every Friday from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Mjesni odbor Jarun, Hrgovići 57a. These are going to be work meetings for all of the volunteers that are already helping in the work of the center and for the new ones who would like to contribute with their work.
After a photo exhibition in the Library Marin Držić last month, photos of African children will adorn the walls of the hall at the Ethnographic Museum during the Days of Africa from 21st May up to 27th May 2012.
We continue with our humanitarian selling exhibition of photographs of children from Kenya, this time at the City Library and Reading Room Kustošija, Vatrogasna street 6.

A sales exhibition with photographs of children from Kenya is opened in the Marin Držić City Library and can be viewed daily from 13th April till 15th May where you can buy some pictures for a reasonable price.
Humanitarian concert Songs for little angels spent in three hours exchanging performers.

Blue Angel Association in collaboration with associations "Bandoleros" and "TOP", organizes charity musical-dance program on 6th April in a community center of Mosor cinema in Zagreb, starting at 7 pm.


Visitors enjoyed three-hour concert and danced in traditional and energetic West African rhythms. Everything was spiced with melodic tunes of the band Iroko, led by a longtime teacher and djembe percussionist Krešimir Oreški.

The Blue Angel Association continues with Action "For Children of Kenya" and collecting funds for the poor Children. So we invite you to the humanitarian concert on 17th March 2012. in the Czech House, Šubićeva street 20 in Zagreb at 8 pm

My humanitarian photo exibition in City library Staglišće


Report from humanitarian exhibiton ˝For children of Kenia˝ and promotion of association


Calendar for year 2012


Promotion of ˝Blue Angel˝ association with humanitarian exhibition ˝For children of Kenia˝